using Ubuntu 14.04

  1. I download the Ubuntu version from this link:


    Ubuntu 13.04/13.10/14.04 (64bit)


  2. installed with terminal like explained here

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

cause it doesn't run I try new way

  1. I download the windows version:

    https://virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.18/VirtualBox-4.3.18-96516-Win.exe

  2. install it by using "Wine"

    Error window: SUPR3HardenedMain Effective UID is not root (euid=1000 egid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000) (rc=-10) Please try reinstalling VirtualBox.

Any other idea or way to do it? cant find why is not working!


Virtualbox is available from the Ubuntu repository. You can install it from the Ubuntu Software Center or using the terminal by running sudo apt-get install virtualbox

If you need the Oracle maintained VirtualBox run this in the Terminal:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian 
'$(lsb_release -cs)' contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list" && 
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-
key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 dkms

Virtualbox can be installed by simple

sudo apt-get install virtualbox

But before running this command you should sync canonical by software updater on Other option.

  • 1
    While this is certianly more convenient, it will always get you an older version from what is available.
    – R J
    Apr 10 '18 at 5:41

cd to the folder to which you downloaded the virtualbox package.

Actually you install the package with:

sudo dpkg --install virtualbox-4.3_4.3.18-96516~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb

--> Download the Virtual Machine for Ubuntu version from this link:


--> Now if your setup is being downloaded in Downloads folder (any folder it can get downloaded and check the folder and then give the name accordingly) then follow this command:

cd Downloads

--> Now follow this command:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox


$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-qt

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