Install Virtualbox 5.2 on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Many improvements have been made to the new version of Virtualbox 5.2. One of the most important feature is the ability to export our VM to Oracle Cloud system. And off course there are many other improvements and bug fixes. This article will guide you how to install Virtualbox 5.2 on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. The new Virtualbox 5.2 supports Ubuntu 17.10 and works pretty well on my computer.

What is Virtualbox

Virtualbox is a free virtualization software which allows us to run multiple operating systems on a single host. We can run Windows, Linux distribution on a single machine. Each OS will have a separated virtual hardware and network. So it won’t affect your host or other virtual machines.

Steps to install Virtualbox 5.2 on Ubuntu 17.10

To install Virtualbox 5.2 on Ubuntu 17.10 system, please follow these steps.

A. Update your system

It is important to keep our system up to date. So, first thing first is update your Ubuntu 17.10

B. Install Required Packages

We need to install some packages before installing Virtualbox.

C. Download and Install Virtualbox 5.2

Download Virtualbox 5.2 for Ubuntu from the following links:

Ubuntu 64 bit Ubuntu 32 bit

Install the package

Open Terminal and cd to your download directory. And then install it using the following command:


install virtualbox 5.2 on ubuntu 17.10


This tutorial to install Virtualbox 5.2 has been tested at our labs. But we do not guarantee that this will also works on your hardware configuration. Please leave us comments if you have any queries.


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