Install Oracle Virtualbox 6.1.18 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 macOS.

It has a large number of features, high performing software used in enterprise-level and licensed under General Public License (GPL). It is developed by a community based on a dedicated company.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Oracle VirtualBox 6.1.18 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu  19.10, CentOS 8 / Redhat 8, and Fedora.

What’s New in Virtualbox 6.1.18?

  • Support kernel version 5.10
  • Fixed error with remounting on Linux guests
  • Fixed a VM segfault on copy with a shared clipboard with X11
  • Fixed a build failure affecting Linux kernels 3.2.0 through 3.2.50
  • Fixed a build failure affecting CentOS 8.2-2004 and later
  • Fix regression breaking VGA text mode since version 6.1.0
  • Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep
  • Some content touch-up and table formatting fixes
  • Multiple optimizations for BigSur
  • Fixed mss parameter handing
  • Cloud Instance parameters parsing is improved on import
  • Fixed hangs when executing SMP nested-guests under certain conditions on Intel hosts

How to Install VirtualBox 6.1.18 in Ubuntu / Linx Mint?

Method 1: Via .deb package

.deb packages are available for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, 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 Official 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 Focal for 20.0X , 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 6.1.18

sudo apt install virtualbox-6.1

How to Install VirtualBox 6.1.18 in CentOS / Fedora?

Step 1: Add the repository to your system

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

cd /etc/yum.repos.d && wget

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

cd /etc/yum.repos.d && wget

Step 2: Download and install the Virtualbox key

wget -q -O- | rpm –import –

Step 3: Update the repository

dnf update

Step 4: Install Virtualbox 6.1.8

dnf install VirtualBox-6.1

Install oracle Virtualbox 6.1.18 in ubuntu

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