How To Install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian 7, 6

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, VirtualBox is one of the most popular virtualiazation software, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. VirtualBox 4.2.18 has been released yesterday, bringing both fixes and some improvements. For more information, see the changelog.

how to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze.

Because it is not available via any repository yet, we have to download the deb packages from the official site and install them with dpkg. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint 15 Olivia:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Linux Mint 14 Nadia:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~quantal_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~quantal_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~quantal_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~quantal_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~lucid_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~lucid_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~lucid_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~lucid_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Debian 7 Wheezy:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~wheezy_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~wheezy_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~wheezy_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~wheezy_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Debian 6 Squeeze:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~squeeze_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~squeeze_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.18/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~squeeze_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.18-88780~Debian~squeeze_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

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One comment on “How To Install VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Debian 7, 6
  1. partlycloudy says:

    Two different sets of directions for installing 4.2.18 – one works, one doesn’t… 😉

    So first I found this:
    https://linuxg.net/how-to-install-virtualbox-4-2-18-on-ubuntu-13-04-12-10-12-04-10-04-linux-mint-15-14-13-and-elementary-os-0-2-luna-via-the-oracle-repository/

    Followed the directions, downloaded the Extensions file for 18, which installed just fine but then I noted in the “HElp About” it said version 4.2.12.

    Then I followed the link at the bottom to this page, where I again followed the directions, and now “help about” says 4.2.18

    So thank you for the assistance, I really wanted the later version than would install with just Synaptic, but just thought I would give you a heads up, and now I can go read about the commands to learn what I did 😉

    Presumably if I had come across this one first it would have worked on its own?

    I really do very much appreciate the assistance though, being kind of new at Linux, but determined to learn more…

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