VirtualBox is an easy-to-use application that lets you run different operating systems on one machine. If you’re using Ubuntu 22 and want to create a machine with virtualization, these steps will help you install VirtualBox easily. It opens up a world of options, letting you run different operating systems smoothly.

Key Features of VirtualBox:

  • It supports Windows, macOS, Linux, and more, providing flexibility for users with different operating systems.
  • It is freely available for personal and professional use, and its source code is also accessible.
  • You can take snapshots of virtual machines at different states, allowing easy rollback to a previous state.
  • Resources like CPU and memory can be dynamically allocated.
  • We can also configure various network modes, including NAT, Bridged, and Host-Only, to suit different networking requirements.
  • We can also choose between dynamically allocated and fixed-size virtual hard disks, providing flexibility in storage management.
  • It can run without showing a desktop interface, which is useful for servers.
  • If you have more than one monitor, VirtualBox can use them all at the same time.
  • it makes it easy to share files between your computer and the virtual one.
  • Getting VirtualBox is easy, and it comes with a simple interface to manage your virtual machines.
  • It has a lot of helpful information and a community where people share advice and solutions.

Step 1: Update Your Operating System

Before starting the installation, You should ensure your system is up to date. Open the Terminal and run the following commands:

 sudo apt update | sudo apt upgrade 

Step 2: Import-Package Repositories & keys

Download & Registering the Oracle provided the public key for verifying to authenticate. The below command is doing both downloading and registering.

sudo wget -O- | sudo gpg --yes --output /usr/share/keyrings/oracle-virtualbox-2016.gpg --dearmor 

The below command will Add the oracle repository. This command adds Oracle’s VirtualBox repository to your system’s list of repositories.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list 

Step 3: Install & Launch VirtualBox

Install and update before installation using the following command

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-7.0 

Step 4 : Add Your User to the “vboxusers” Group

Ensure smooth access to USB devices and other features by adding your user to the “vboxusers” group:

sudo usermod -aG vboxusers $USER 

With the installation complete, you can now launch from the application menu or use the Terminal:


VirtualBox is ready for use! Create new virtual machines, and install different operating systems. Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 22.

By Sachin G

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