Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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VirtualBox 3.2 offers major improvements over the older 3.1 version. Key highlights include native support for Mac OS X server guests, support for latest Intel hardware including core i7, i5, i3 etc and in general improved overall performance. For details look here. You would have already noticed that it doesn’t get updated to the latest version by default. Here is how to install it on Lucid Lynx or any older Ubuntu. We are also going to use it to virtualize Hackintosh on Ubuntu or Windows installation.

Open the apt sources.list file using a text editor, say gedit

sudo gedit  /etc/apt/sources.list

Now add the source information corresponding to your version of Ubuntu (copy only one of the lines below)

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian karmic non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian jaunty non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian hardy non-free

Now save the file and exit the text editor and run the following command to download the apt-key

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Finally to install latest VirtualBox and other useful packages do the following

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2 dkms

and you are all set. Check back again for tutorial to virtualize MacOSX.

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