How to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04

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Here is a guide to install VirtualBox (VB) and the VirtualBox Extension Pack under Ubuntu 14.04.

After VB installation there is also a guide to install Windows 8.1.



1. Add VirtualBox source to  /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and the following line to the end of the file:

deb trusty contrib

2. Download Oracle public key and add it:

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

3. Install VB!

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 -y
$ sudo apt-get install dkms

4. Download VB Extension Pack from VirtualBox website.



and double-click on the downloaded file to install it.

And you have VirtualBox fully operational!


To install Windows 8.1 you need a Windows 8.1 image (.iso file)

1. Run VB and cick on “New”.


2. Write a name for this Virtual Machine and choose the appropriate type and version.


3. Choose the amount of RAM you want to be allocated.


4. Create a Virtual Hard Drive, VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image), Dynamic allocation and the amount of your virtual Hard Drive on following steps.





Now you have your Virtual Hard Drive set up.

5. Start your Virtual Machine and select your Windows image file



Just follow Windows installation process until Desktop is displayed.

6. Install Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions using VB menu:

Devices > Insert Guest Addictions CD image

Follow the remaining steps and you’re done!

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