Install Oracle Virtualbox 6.1.6 in Ubuntu Linux

Virtualbox 6.1.6 has been released with Kernel 5.6 support. Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.6 now available and here is how to Install Oracle Virtualbox 6.16 in Ubuntu Linux Systems.

Oracle VM VirtualBox

In simple terms VirtualBox is free and open source virtualization software which enables you to install other operating systems in virtual machines. Oracle VM VirtualBox, hypervisor for x86 virtualization may be installed on Windows, macOS, Linux, Solaris and OpenSolaris.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.6

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.6 release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.

Notable bug fixes are:

  • GUI: Multiple enhancements including visual elements updates
  • Graphics: Fixed monitor resizing and multi-monitor handling bugs on X11 guests with VMSVGA graphics adapter and improved 2D and 3D acceleration and rendering
  • USB: Multiple enhancements improving performance and stability
  • Shared clipboard: Multiple fixes including possible crash and HTML data support
  • Linux host and guest: Support Linux kernel 5.6
  • Security Fixes: this maintenance release includes “Oracle Critical Patch Updates” April, 2020.

See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.

Maintenance releases for 6.0 and 5.2, respectively:

including the “Oracle Critical Patch Updates for April 2020” are also available.

Install Virtualbox 6.1.6

Run the following commands in terminal to install Virtualbox 6.16 in Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and other Ubuntu Deriatives:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt update
sudo apt install virtualbox-6.1

Replace virtualbox-6.1 by virtualbox-6.0 or virtualbox-5.2 to install the latest VirtualBox 6.0 or 5.2 build.

If you are experiencing The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG … when refreshing the packages from the repository? Run the following set of commands:

# sudo -s -H
# apt-get clean
# rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
# rm /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/*
# apt-get clean
# apt-get update

NOTE: In the line of code “sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -sc) contrib” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list’” You will have to replace the version. Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list. According to your distribution, replace ” with ‘eoan’, ‘bionic’, ‘xenial’, ‘buster’, ‘stretch’, or ‘jessie’ (older versions of VirtualBox supported different distributions):

The Oracle public key for apt-secure can be downloaded

  • here for Debian 8 (“Jessie”) / Ubuntu 16.04 (“Xenial”) and later
  • here for older distributions.

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