Install VirtualBox via PPA repository in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

VirtualBox 3.1.8 was released early this week by Oracle, This is a maintenance release so many items were fixed and/or added ( Read the Changelog). You can install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx by adding the non free repositories or by downloading and installing the .deb packages.

About VirtualBox:

“Oracle VM VirtualBox is an x86 virtualization software package, originally created by German software company innotek GmbH, purchased by Sun Microsystems, and now developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products. It is installed on an existing host operating system; within this application, additional guest operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, can be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment.
Supported host operating systems include Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Solaris; there is also a port to FreeBSD (only OSE version).Supported guest operating systems include a small number of versions of NetBSD and various versions of DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD, OS/2 Warp, Windows, Solaris, Haiku, Syllable, ReactOS and SkyOS.The current beta version (3.2) also allows limited virtualization of Mac OS X 10.6.”

Install VirtualBox via PPA repository in Lucid Lynx

To install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, you need to add the non free repository. Open terminal and copy the command bellow :

sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid non-free"

2- Add the verification key, Copy this command :

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3- Now update and install :

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

This command will install the latest stable version of VirtualBox3.2.

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  • Drewsus

    ah, very nice! I was looking for instructions on how to add the Lucid ppa!

  • George

    Really helpful information! Appreciated!

  • Doug

    From adding the PPA to downloading in less than 30 seconds. Thanks. :D

  • Tapas Mishra

    The article is a bit old virtual box 4.0 has been released and the repos have moved from non free to contrib.
    So new repos are
    deb lucid contrib

    and apt-get install virtualbox-4.0

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... D

    Thank you!!!

  • Decebal Dobrica

    cool post

  • Primo┼ż Verdnik

    That worked for me, thanks!