This tutorial is going to show you how to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. We dedicate this post for anyone who new to Ubuntu Linux and want to install Virtualbox on it. The new version of Virtualbox 5.2 is now available with many new features and improvements. It supports Ubuntu 17.10 and previous version as well. If you are running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, you can read our previous post to install Virtualbox 5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04.
Virtualbox on Ubuntu 17.10
Oracle Virtualbox is a free, cross platform virtualization software. We can run multiple operating systems on a single host. During our test, Virtualbox 5.2 runs pretty well on our Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. We don’t have any issues during the test. We install this Virtualbox on Ubuntu running on Lenovo ThinkPad T450 laptop series. If you want to get the most of Virtualbox, you will need to enable the hardware virtualization on your processor. Mostly this can be done via BIOS settings. We also recommend to have at least 8 GB of RAM in your host to run guest machine.
Install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 17.10
Step 1. Download Virtualbox for Ubuntu
First, we need to download Virtualbox DEB package from the official website. Please use the following links to download.
Step 2. Install Virtualbox
Now, after you download the package from the link above. Now it’s time to install it. If you prefer to install it using GUI, you can do it by right click the DEB file and then select Open with Software Install.
Click Install to start the installation. Once completed, you will see the following on your screen.
If you want to install it via Terminal, the following command should do
sudo gdebi virtualbox-5.2_5.2.0-118431~Ubuntu~zesty_amd64.deb
Change the package name with your actual package name.
Now run Virtualbox and enjoy it.