Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Virtualbox 2.0

Virtualbox 2.0 is out and now it's easier to install and maintain.


Install
  • Download and register Sun authentication key
$ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  • Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software.
  • Add the following sources for Hardy (check your distibution here)
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian hardy non-free
  • Now you can go to Synaptic Package Manager and look for virtualbox. This way you can uninstall previous Virtualbox installations (Synaptic Package Manager will do that for you).
  • Don't forget to install the new Guest Additions if you're using a Windows Virtual Machine.
  • Now you'll receive updated through Update Manager.
Also check my previous posts about Virtualbox for more info and tips: