How to Install Virtualbox 4.1 on Linux Mint

Virtualbox Open Source Edition can be installed using Software Manager in Linux Mint. But if you want to use USB feature in Virtualbox, you have to install the non-free version of Virtualbox. Below is step by step guide how to install Virtualbox 4.1 non-free version on Linux Mint:

1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add this repository line:

deb squeeze non-free

Exit from nano by press CTRL-X and save the modified file.

3. Download Oracle Public Key using wget

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


4. Do package update

$ sudo apt-get update

5. Install Virtualbox 4.1

$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

6. Run virtualbox

$ virtualbox

or if you want to run in background, add ‘&’ character:

$ virtualbox &

Actually, after poin no. 3 we can install Virtualbox using Software Manager already. Open Software Manager application and search for “virtualbox”, after that click Install button.

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