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how to install virtual box in Ubuntu 18.04

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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) version.

Virtual box can be installed in ubuntu 18.04 from the offical repository itself.

Execute the following command to install virtual box


sudo apt install virtualbox

VirtualBox should now be installed on your Ubuntu 18.04. To start VirtualBox execute virtualbox comamnd:


Install the extension pack for virtual box for full functionality such as sharing host folders, enable USB etc.
Inorder to perform those functionality you need install extension pack for virtual box.
Use the follwoing command to install the same.

sudo apt install virtualbox-ext-pack

Thus installation of virtualbox is completed. Now you can start the application from your main menu.

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