Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Install Virtual box 3.2.10 in Ubuntu 10.10

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

Oracle released VirtualBox 3.2.10 , a maintenance release of VirtualBox 3.2 which improves stability and fixes regressions. See the ChangeLog for details.

How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Open a terminal and enter the following command to add the PPA

$sudo add-apt-repository "deb maverick non-free"

Now add the Verification Key

$ wget –q -O- | sudo apt-key add - 

Now Update
$ sudo apt-get update

Install New Version

$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am not too sure if it is powerful nor feature rich. Its fail to virtualize pre-NT Windows system as well as DOS. (emm386.exe)

Its performance is much slower that vmware player. Even tried to compare performance of both at older single-core system?

And what is the problem about its instalation since it is present at repositories apt-get away? Article about setting up the Vmware Player in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04 would be much more useful.