Install VirtualBox via PPA repository in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat | Added support to X.Org Server 1.9

Few days ago  VirtualBox 3.2.10 was released, this release comes with many improvements and bug fix, also there is a good news for Maverick meerkatvirtualbox users, this release comes with support X.Org Server 1.9, this mean that you got no problem any more with guest additions in ubuntu 10.10 Maverick meerkat.

Read the changelog for more details

Install VirtualBox via PPA repository in ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat


To install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.10 maverick meerkat, you need to add the non free repository.

1-Open terminal and copy the command bellow :

sudo add-apt-repository "deb maverick 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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  • nitin

    W: Failed to fetch Unable to find expected entry non-free/source/Sources in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

  • Sergi

    To solve nitin problem, [url=]here[/url]

    (delete the second line added to /etc/apt/sources.list

  • dwsdad

    I’m getting the same error and the link doesn’t work.

  • fattychris

    Remove the deb-src line from /etc/apt/sources.list

    I was able to get it installed, but it crashes my system when I try to run the program. :-/

  • leeagt

    Thanks been trying to get this work for a while

  • saesaria

    W: Failed to fetch Unable to find expected entry non-free/source/Sources in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

    W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  • Hindol

    1) Goto "System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager" then open "Settings->Repositories". Switch to the "Other Software" tab.

    2) You shall see two entries containing the word "*". Remove the second line.

    3) Hit reload and enjoy, :)

    An explanation can be found here …

    I take no credit for the solution.

  • Hindol

    A little correction…

    "Remove the second line" intended to mean "Remove the second entry". Cheers!

  • Zinovsky

    Thanks Hindol. This is not required any more because there is a new PPA available now for ubuntu [url=]Check this post[/url]

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    how to install virtual box internet offline ubuntu

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    Download from , copy to USB/CD , and install it on the offline machine

  • PrinceDee34

    If you want to buy a house, you would have to receive the loans. Moreover, my father all the time takes a financial loan, which is the most rapid.

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... Musa

    how can i use it after installation? In other words where will it get installed?