How to install Virtualbox 2.1.0 in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)/8.04 (Hardy Heron)

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Install Virtualbox 2.1.0 in Ubuntu 8.10/8.04

If you want to know what are the changes in virtualbox 2.1.0 check here

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


Open System->Administration->Software Sources and select the Third Party Software tab.

add the following line

For Intrepid Users

deb intrepid non-free

For hardy Users

deb hardy non-free

Save and exit the file

Now add the public key using the following command

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add --

Update the sourcelist using the following command

sudo apt-get update

First you need to install dkms using the following command

sudo apt-get install dkms

Install virualbox2.1 using the following command

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-2.1

Note:- Users might want to install the dkms(Dynamic Kernel Module Support) package to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel module (vboxdrv) is properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade.

To start VirtualBox, go to Applications—>System Tools—>Sun xVM VirtualBox.If you don’t see this just logout and login back.

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31 Responses

  1. Dale Kaup says:

    Wait, I’m gonna let you finish. I just wanted to let you know that VLC is one of the most loved packages of alllll time

    Dale Kaup

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