Ubuntu – How to install VirtualBox to use Windows or other OS

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I want to use Windows 7 or 8 but I don't know to install a software like VirtualBox which we have to do with the use of terminal. I don't want to use Windows as a main OS so I want to use it in VirtualBox. Can you tell me how to install downloaded files in Ubuntu. I once installed java runtime but don't know the meaning of the lines which I have written in terminal, I just did as the blog posted by a man says.

Best Answer

You can use one terminal command:

sudo apt-get -y install virtualbox

When you are asked for the password, type your password. It will not be shown, not even asterisks. The command will take a while, but will finish and get the user@computer~:$ prompt when it is done.

Reboot for good measure(some kernel modules hate insmod, but it is not important to know what that is)

and then press Alt+F2 and type:


to get Virtualbox open. It will also be in the Unity dash.


Since you downloaded the file, just double-click it so it opens in Software Center. It will still need to download dependencies in any case.

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