installing virtualbox in ubuntu [ how to ]

virtualbox 4.1 is released with many improvements and support for ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 Release Preview , you want to download and test new virtualbox

follow these simple steps :
1 : Direct Download .deb package 32bit 

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and install with 
  • dpkg -i virtualbox-4.1_4.1.18-78361~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb

2 : downloading through apt line 
open terminal 
  • sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  • deb precise contrib
  • add above line at the end of file 
  • open terminal and paste this to add signing key
  • wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1
  • sudo apt-get install dkms


adding virtualbox repo

 done ! 
if everything will go normal virtualbox will work smoothly 

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