Install Virtualbox 3.2 in Ubuntu

The VirtualBox team today released a significant new version of Oracle VM VirtualBox(TM), its high performance, cross-platform virtualization software. VirtualBox 3.2, the first Oracle branded release since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Inc by Oracle Corp. earlier this year, contains many innovative new features which deliver further significant improvements in performance, power and supported guest operating system platforms.

Virtualbox 3.2 Features

•New Latest Intel hardware support – Harnessing the latest in chip-level support for virtualization, VirtualBox 3.2 supports new Intel Core i5 and i7 processor and Intel Xeon processor 5600 Series support for Unrestricted Guest Execution bringing faster boot times for everything from Windows to Solaris guests;

•New Large Page support – Reducing the size and overhead of key system resources, Large Page support delivers increased performance by enabling faster lookups and shorter table creation times.

•New In-hypervisor Networking – Significant optimization of the networking subsystem has reduced context switching between guests and host, increasing network throughput by up to 25%.

•New New Storage I/O subsystem – VirtualBox 3.2 offers a completely re-worked virtual disk subsystem which utilizes asynchronous I/O to achieve high-performance whilst maintaining high data integrity;

•New Remote Video Acceleration – The unique built-in VirtualBox Remote Display Protocol (VRDP), which is primarily used in virtual desktop infrastructure deployments, has been enhanced to deliver video acceleration. This delivers a rich user experience coupled with reduced computational expense, which is vital when servers are running hundreds of virtual machines;

You can check here for full changelog for virtualbox 3.2 from here

Install Virtualbox 3.2 in Ubuntu

Method 1

Download virtualbox 3.2 .deb packages from here

Install .deb packages using the following comamnd

sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-3.2_3.2.0-61806~Ubuntu~lucid_i386.deb

Method 2

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file from your terminal

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add one of the following

deb lucid non-free

deb karmic non-free

deb jaunty non-free

deb intrepid non-free

deb hardy non-free

Save and exit the file

Download and install GPG key

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

install VirtualBox, do

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

Note: Ubuntu users might want to install the dkms package to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade. The dkms package can be installed through the Synaptic Package manager or through the following command:

sudo apt-get install dkms


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