VirtualBox on Debian-based distros

There is a really great write up on how to install and maintain the latest Oracle VirtualBox package on a Debian-based Linux distribution.

Here are the steps in a nutshell:

  1. Add a line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file:

    deb lucid contrib non-free
  2. Download and add the Oracle public key:

    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Install VirtualBox:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0

That's basically it... Do refer to the link above for extra details and some caveats.


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