VirtualBox 4.0.2 released by oracle 10 days ago (jan 18th 2011).
Oracle VM VirtualBox is an x86 virtualization software package, originally created by software company innotek GmbH, purchased by Sun Microsystems, and now developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products. It is installed on an existing host operating system; within this application, additional guest operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, can be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment.
We can download the VirtualBox 4.0.2 for linux host here.
The help page for installing VBox on Ubuntu is here
They will give package independent VBox.
- Ubuntu 10.10 (“Maverick Meerkat”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (“Lucid Lynx”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 9.10 (“Karmic Koala”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (“Hardy Heron”) i386 | AMD64
- Debian 6.0 (“Squeeze”) i386 | AMD64
- Debian 5.0 (“Lenny”) i386 | AMD64
- openSUSE 11.3 i386 | AMD64
- openSUSE 11.1 / 11.2 i386 | AMD64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11) i386 | AMD64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10) i386 | AMD64
- Fedora 14 (“Laughlin”) i386 | AMD64
- Fedora 13 (“Goddard”) i386 | AMD64
- Mandriva 2010.0 / 2010.1 i386 | AMD64
- Mandriva 2009.1 i386 | AMD64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (“RHEL6”) i386 | AMD64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (“RHEL5”) / Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (“OEL5”) / CentOS 5 i386 | AMD64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (“RHEL4”) / Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 (“OEL4”) / CentOS 4 i386
- Turbolinux 11 i386 | AMD64
- All distributions i386 | AMD64
If you download the “.deb” or “.rpm” package means, the installation process is very simple. Just double click on the file. That’s all.
But If you download the “All distributions” file, You can’t install by double clicking.
So, Open your terminal and go to the Downloads directory and you have to give “+x” permission for that file. ( $ chmod +x VirtualBox-4.0.2-69518-Linux_x86.run )
Now just run that file using this command,
That’s all !!!