VirtualBox 4.0.12 has been released!

Oracle  released VirtualBox 4.0.12, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.0. It improves stability and fixes regressions.virtualbox

VirtualBox 4.0.12 changelog:

  • Mac OS X hosts: Lion fixes
  • Solaris hosts: fixed preemption issue with Solaris 11 hosts (builds 166 and above)
  • VBoxManage: more convenient configuration of storage controller attachments by automatically determining the port or device parameter when a storage controller has only one port or device per port
  • Storage: fixed possible data corruption under certain circumstances whith VHD and Parallels images
  • Storage: fixed access to CD/DVD images beyond 4GB when using the SATA controller
  • Floppy: make it possible to unmount a host floppy disk
  • Networking: fixed the problem with segmentation offloading when several VMs were transmitting at once
  • 3D support: fixed GL_VERSION string for different locales
  • Sources: fixed USB 2.0 support using extension packs for non-official builds
  • Solaris Additions: fixed automounting of shared folders



For Ubuntu and LinuxMint, open terminal and enter the following commands

sudo -v
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) contrib"|
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0
  • If you don`t want to install virtualbox from repository download the following .deb packages from this Link.

– For Other Linux distribution, download the packages from this Link.

For installation of extension pack, please check our previous post.

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  • Just Me

    Is there supposed to be a "v" before echo?

  • Rompastompa

    Command line doesn’t work…

    sudo: Only one of the -e, -h, -i, -K, -l, -s, -v or -V options may be specified

  • Rompastompa

    OK there should be a space in between:

    sudo -v echo

  • Rompastompa

    Command line above should still be fixed. Did you actually test it before posting?

    Run these commands:

    sudo -i
    echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) contrib non-free #VirtualBox Upstream" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox-upstream.list

    (Leave out the "non-free" if you are installing on Natty")

    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –
    apt-get update
    apt-get install virtualbox-4.0

  • Mosunkel

    I can’t get the usb to work. I have ubuntu 10.04 installed. I installed the deb file just fine, and the Virtualbox 40.12 works fine But it tells me that I need to install users group. I am not that skilled to do it in the terminal. what other recourse do I have? is there an install file that will do it for me? Or am I just out of luck? I was trying to install the usb in my Virtual Windows XP. I read the help file and it lost me real quick.