View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] VirtualBox update howto

October 25th, 2008, 02:10 PM
I may have missed it, but not for the want of trying, I have searched VBox, Google and Ubuntu. Can anyone point me to a plain, simple, howto for the updating (or upgrade) of virtualBox, I am currently running 2.0.2 and want to update to 2.0.4. Running in Hardy.

October 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM
First, uninstall your current VirtualBox.

sudo aptitude remove virtualbox-2.0

Download the new package from:

Install (simply double clicking the .deb will start the installer)

The installer will mention that an older version is available through the software channel, ignore this.

Reboot, enjoy.

I had no trouble starting my made-in-virtualbox 2.0.2 XP machine in virtualbox 2.0.4

Alternatively, you can use the repositories.
Please check this website:

For information on how to add the virtualbox repositories to Synaptic. You will then be able to update your virtualbox through Synaptic like any other app :)