Install Oracle Virtualbox 6.1.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / CentOS 8 & Fedora


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 for beginners to install VirtualBox 6.1.12 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu  19.10, CentOS 8 / Redhat 8 and Fedora

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This is a maintenance release and the below items are fixed on it.

Virtualbox 6.1.12 Changelog

  • Fixes for Log-Viewer search-backward icon
  • Fixes and improvements for the BusLogic SCSI controller emulation
  • Regression fixes in FIFO data handling
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integration: Experimental new type of network attachment, allowing local VM to act as if it was run in cloud
    improved resource management in the guest control functionality
  • Fixed command option parsing for the “snapshot edit” sub-command
  • Fix crash of ‘VBoxManage internalcommands repairhd’ when processing invalid input (bug #19579)
  • New experimental GLX graphics output
  • Fixed releasing texture objects, which could cause guest crashes
  • Fixed writes to a file on a shared folder not being reflected on the host when the file is mmap’ed and the used Linux kernel is between version 4.10.0 and 4.11.x
  • Fixed the shared folder driver on 32bit Windows 8 and newer returning an error when flushing writes to a file which is mapped into memory under rare circumstances
  • Improve resize coverage for VMSVGA graphics controller
  • Fix issues detecting guest additions ISO at runtime
  • Fixed German translation encoding for Windows GA installer

So how to Install VirtualBox 6.1.12 in Ubuntu / Linx Mint?

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 6.1.12

sudo apt install virtualbox-6.1

So how to Install VirtualBox 6.1.12 in CentOS / Fedora?

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Step 1: Add the repository to your system

For Centos & RHEL add the below repo under /etc/yum.repos.d

name=Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-$releasever / $basearch – VirtualBox

For Fedora add the below repo under /etc/yum.repos.d

name=Fedora-$releasever – $basearch – VirtualBox

Step 2: Download and install the Virtualbox key

wget -q -O- | rpm –import –

Step 3: Update the repository

dnf repolist && dnf update

Step 4: Install Virtualbox 6.1.8

dnf install VirtualBox-6.1

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