What are the requirements for installing VirtualBox from the Ubuntu software center? I tried to download from the center but it says that there is additional software that is missing...

I am a new user.


I rarely install VirtualBox from the Ubuntu Software Center, because it is always outdated. I will show you how to install it manually:

Download the version with your correct architecture:

Save the file in your home folder, then start up the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, and then run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.3_4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring_*.deb

After that, if it still gives you a missing packages list, try:

sudo apt-get -f install

Last, but not least, you need to install the VirtualBox 4.3.28 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack, after download, open it with VirtualBox, and you're done.

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what about downloading .deb package directly from Oracle and installing it with

sudo dpkg -i packageName.deb

in terminal?

If something is missing, you can anyway try to find missing packages via

sudo apt-get -f install



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