How to Install Virtualbox 6.1.6 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint



Virtualbox an open-source application for running operating systems virtually in our base system and this application available for multiple operating systems (ie) Windows, Linux, and MacOSX.

This tutorial will be helpful to install VirtualBox 6.1.6 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 19.04 / 19.10 and LinuxMint

Changelog in Virtualbox 6.1.6

  • Support Linux kernel 5.6
  • Fixed monitor resizing and multi-monitor handling bugs on X11 guests with VMSVGA graphics adapter
  • Multiple enhancements improving performance and stability
  • Multiple enhancements including visual elements updates
  • Multiple fixes for guest control operations
  • Multiple fixes including possible crash and HTML data support
  • Enhancements in 2D and 3D acceleration and rendering
  • Fix for exception handling bug in Python bindings
  • Improve error handling and fix hang when host port disappears

Install Virtualbox 6.1.6 in Ubuntu

Method 1: Via .deb package

.deb packages are available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04 and  Ubuntu 19.10, you can directly download the deb package from the link based on your version

Method 2: Via repository

Step 1: Add the Repository

# sh -c “echo ‘deb ‘$(lsb_release -cs)’ contrib non-free’ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list”

LinuxMint Users manually need to change the “(lsb_release-cs)” with bionic for 19.0X and xenial for 18.x series.

Step 2: Download the keys and install it

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Step 3: Update the repository

sudo apt update

Step 4: Install Viratualbox 6.1

sudo apt install virtualbox-6.1

Virtualbox-6.1.6 installation image

Uninstall Virtualbox 6.1.6

To Uninstall virtualbox 6.1.6 run the below command  and remove the virtualbox repositories from /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo apt remove –autoremove  virtualbox-6.1

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