Oracle VM VirtualBox with Guest Additions for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Installation
For Ubuntu Desktop Users especially with Unity GUI. This instructions can be used on other Ubuntu Linux Distro versions.
(Note: For this event you may need an internet connection, in case of need to install or download available updates on your Ubuntu OS.)
Via Website Download and manual installation (I use GNOME Classic for UI):
1. Visit the VirtualBox Official Site – Download Section (click here) and Download the appropriate package for the Linux Distribution. (e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin) Note: i386 is for Intel PC while AMD64 for AMD Platform.
2. Go to the folder where you put the downloaded package, and then double-click it (.deb) file.
Then click Install Package.
(Note: Need to input the Administrator password (such as your account) to proceed the installation)
3. Installation is on process, wait for few minutes, and close the package installer, after the installation is finish. (Note: you can also check the automatically close after the changes have been successfully applied to close the package installer.
Now you’ll able to launch and ready to use VM VirtualBox.
Via Ubuntu Software Center (I use Ubuntu Unity for UI in here):
1. Click on Ubuntu Software Icon, then type the VirtualBox on the search box. Then from the results (the first one), select it then click Install. Wait until it finish the installation.
2. After the installation is finish, click the Ubuntu Logo (Dash Home) on the upper left side or press Window Key in the Keyboard then type VirtualBox then click the VirtualBox Icon to launch it.
Via Terminal on Ubuntu:
Copy and paste the following command to Terminal.
(Note: Using sudo command, you need to input the Administrator password (such as your account) to proceed the installation)
Add the virtualbox respository:
echo “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add
Update it and install VirtualBox:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.2
Install Virtual Guest Additions (Via Terminal on Ubuntu):
Install first the DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) package (copy and paste the following command) – if not yet installed.
sudo apt-get install dkms
Then right after, install the virtualbox-guest-additions
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions
(Note: Ubuntu (Unity, GNOME and Applications) Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)