How to Install VirtualBox 6 on Zorin OS (Core) 15

As we all know that VirtualBox is the most commonly used virtualization software used at in Windows and Linux desktop. Recently Zorin OS 15 (Linux distribution) has been recently released, in this article we will demonstrate how to install latest version of VirtualBox 6.x on Zorin OS 15.

Though VirtualBox 5.2 is available in default Zorin OS 15 package repository but to install VirtualBox 6.x, we need to configure VirtualBox repository first.

Refer the below steps install to Install VirtualBox 6 along with extension pack,

Step:1) Download VirtualBox 6 repo Keys

Open the terminal and execute the following command,

[email protected]:~$ wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
[sudo] password for pkumar:
OK
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
OK
[email protected]:~$

Step:2) Enable VirtualBox 6 repository

Execute the beneath command to enable VirtualBox 6.x repository

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -cs) contrib"

Step:3) Install VirtualBox 6 using apt command

Run the beneath apt commands to install latest version of VirtualBox,

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt update
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install VirtualBox-6.0 -y

Once VirtualBox 6 has been installed successfully, try to access it from Desktop,

Step:4) Access VirtualBox 6

From Desktop GUI, search VirtualBox and then click on VirtualBox icon

Search-VirtualBox-Zorin-os15

Access-VirtualBox-Zorin-OS-15

This confirms that VirtualBox 6.0 has been installed successfully, let’s install VirtualBox extension pack as well,

Login to the terminal and run the beneath command to download extension pack for VirtualBox 6,

[email protected]:~$ wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.8/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.8.vbox-extpack

Once extension pack is downloaded ,use VBoxManage command to install it,

[email protected]:~$ sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.8.vbox-extpack

Above command will prompt you to accept License Terms and Condition,

Press “y” to accept the license and to complete extension pack installation.

Now verify the extension pack from VirtualBox GUI,

Access VirtualBox –>Go to File –> Choose Preferences –> then Choose Extensions

Extension-Pack-VirtualBox-GUI-Zorin-OS-15

Above window confirms that VirtualBox extension pack has been installed successfully. That’s all from this article, now start creating virtual machine and have fun with latest version of VirtualBox.

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