Install Oracle Virtualbox via PPA Ubuntu 14.10

Recommended way of installing Virtualbox in Ubuntu / Linux Mint is by adding PPA to your repository.

1. First install the dependency package to avoid error.

sudo apt-get install dkms

2. Open a terminal and run the following command to download and install the key from Oracle. Issue the password for the user when prompted.

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

3. After installing the Oracle public key, use the below command to add it to your repository.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

4. Once you added the repo using the above command, Update your repository.

sudo apt-get update

5. Now install the virtualbox 4.3 using the below command.

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

6. Go to dash and type Virtualbox, click on the icon. Check the screen shot.

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