How to install Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04?

Follow these simple steps to install Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 & 18.04:

Step 1: Update Packages

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2: Configure apt Repo

$ 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 -

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian `lsb_release -cs` contrib"

Step 3: Installation

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

Step 4: Launch Virtual Box

$ virtualbox &

Great Job! You now have Oracle VirtualBox installed and ready to explore.


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