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Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu

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1- Install VirtualBox with command

On Ubuntu operating system, install the VirtualBox with cammands rather simply. Now, I will guide you for installing the VirtualBox with the latest version. Consider access to the VirtualBox homepage, which will help you know the latest version number of the VirtualBox:
First of all, update the system:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove
OK, at the moment, your system has been updated. Next, you need to install necessary "Linux Ubuntu headers" for the system.


sudo apt-get -y install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms
Download and add the key of the VirtualBox to your system, which helps you to be able to access the VirtualBox Repository on the Internet.

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -


wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Next, add the VirtualBox Repository to your system:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

And now, you can install the VirtualBox with the latest version.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2
The result after finishing the installation:

2- Uninstall VirtualBox

If you has installed many VirtualBox versions on Ubuntu, and want to uninstall all of them, you need to execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* --purge
In case, you want to uninstall a specific version of the VirtualBox, let's implement the similar command as follows:

sudo apt remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.0

sudo apt remove virtualbox virtualbox-4.*

3- Install tools for the VirtualBox

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