VirtualBox is a free and open source, powerful, feature-rich, cross-platform and popular x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software for enterprise and home use. It is targeted at server, desktop, and embedded use.
It runs on Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.
In this article, we will explain how to install latest version of Oracle VirtualBox in OpenSUSE Linux distribution.
Installing VirtualBox 6.0 in OpenSuse
We will use official VirtualBox repository to install the latest version of VirtualBox on OpenSUSE Linux distribution using following commands.
$ wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc $ sudo rpm --import oracle_vbox.asc $ cd /etc/zypp/repos.d $ sudo wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/virtualbox.repo
Next, refresh the repository list using the following zypper command.
$ sudo zypper refresh
Once the repositories have been refreshed, you will need to install few required packages for building VirtualBox kernel modules and header files using the following command.
$ sudo zypper install gcc make perl kernel-devel dkms
Now install Virtualbox 6.0 with the following command.
$ sudo zypper install VirtualBox-6.0
Once the installation is done, search for Virtualbox in the launch/system menu’s search component and open it.
Installing VirtualBox Extension Pack in OpenSuse
VirtualBox extensions pack extend the functionality of the Oracle VM VirtualBox base package. It offers additional functionality such as VirtualBox RDP, PXE, ROM with E1000 support, USB 2.0 Host Controller support and disk image encryption with AES algorithm.
You can download the VirtualBox Extension Pack using the following wget command.
$ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.0/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.0.vbox-extpack
To install the extension pack, go to File –> Preferences –> Extensions and click on the
+ sign to browse for the vbox-extpack file to install it.
After selecting the extension package file, read the message from the dialog box and click on Install as shown in the following screenshot.
Then read the use and evaluation License and click I Agree to start the actual installation. You will be prompted to enter your root user password, provide it to proceed.
Once the installation is complete, the extension package installed should be listed under Extensions.
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