Install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04

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This guide will take you through how to install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04. VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

Install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04 Desktop

VirtualBox Features Overview

VirtualBox ships with a handful of features. Read about features offered by VirtualBox 7 on Features page.

Install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04

VirtualBox 7.0.14 is the current stable release version of VirtualBox 7 as of this writing.

There are two ways to install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04 desktop:

  1. Install VirtualBox 7 using Linux DEB Binary
  2. Install VirtualBox 7 from VirtualBox 7 repository

Installing VirtualBox 7 from the repos is the surest way to get VirtualBox 7 up and running on Ubuntu 24.04.

The default Ubuntu 24.04 repositories provides the latest release version of VirtualBox 7.

apt-cache policy virtualbox
virtualbox:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 7.0.14-dfsg-1
  Version table:
     7.0.14-dfsg-1 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu noble/multiverse amd64 Packages

Run System Update

Next, ensure your package cache is up-to-date by running the command below;

sudo apt update

VirtualBox 7 can then be installed on Ubuntu 24.04 by running the command below;

sudo apt install  virtualbox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  binutils binutils-common binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu build-essential bzip2 cpp cpp-13 cpp-13-x86-64-linux-gnu cpp-x86-64-linux-gnu dkms dpkg-dev
  fakeroot g++ g++-13 g++-13-x86-64-linux-gnu g++-x86-64-linux-gnu gcc gcc-13 gcc-13-base gcc-13-x86-64-linux-gnu gcc-14-base gcc-x86-64-linux-gnu
  libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl libalgorithm-merge-perl libasan8 libatomic1 libbinutils libc-dev-bin libc-devtools libc6-dev
  libcc1-0 libcrypt-dev libcrypt1 libctf-nobfd0 libctf0 libdouble-conversion3 libdpkg-perl libfakeroot libfile-fcntllock-perl libgcc-13-dev libgcc-s1
  libgomp1 libgprofng0 libgsoap-2.8.124 libhwasan0 libitm1 liblsan0 liblzf1 libmd4c0 libnsl-dev libpcre2-16-0 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 libqt5gui5
  libqt5help5 libqt5network5 libqt5opengl5 libqt5printsupport5 libqt5qml5 libqt5qmlmodels5 libqt5quick5 libqt5sql5 libqt5sql5-sqlite libqt5svg5
  libqt5waylandclient5 libqt5waylandcompositor5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5x11extras5 libqt5xml5 libquadmath0 libsdl2-2.0-0 libsframe1 libstdc++-13-dev
  libstdc++6 libtirpc-dev libtpms0 libtsan2 libubsan1 libvncserver1 libxcb-xinerama0 libxcb-xinput0 linux-libc-dev lto-disabled-list make manpages-dev
  qt5-gtk-platformtheme qttranslations5-l10n qtwayland5 rpcsvc-proto virtualbox-dkms virtualbox-qt
Suggested packages:
  binutils-doc gprofng-gui bzip2-doc cpp-doc gcc-13-locales cpp-13-doc menu debian-keyring g++-multilib g++-13-multilib gcc-13-doc gcc-multilib
  autoconf automake libtool flex bison gcc-doc gcc-13-multilib gdb-x86-64-linux-gnu glibc-doc git bzr qgnomeplatform-qt5 qt5-image-formats-plugins
  qt5-qmltooling-plugins libstdc++-13-doc make-doc vde2 virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  binutils binutils-common binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu build-essential bzip2 dkms dpkg-dev fakeroot g++ g++-13 g++-13-x86-64-linux-gnu
  g++-x86-64-linux-gnu gcc gcc-13 gcc-13-x86-64-linux-gnu gcc-x86-64-linux-gnu libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl
  libalgorithm-merge-perl libasan8 libbinutils libc-dev-bin libc-devtools libc6-dev libcc1-0 libcrypt-dev libctf-nobfd0 libctf0 libdouble-conversion3
  libdpkg-perl libfakeroot libfile-fcntllock-perl libgcc-13-dev libgprofng0 libgsoap-2.8.124 libhwasan0 libitm1 liblsan0 liblzf1 libmd4c0 libnsl-dev
  libpcre2-16-0 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 libqt5gui5 libqt5help5 libqt5network5 libqt5opengl5 libqt5printsupport5 libqt5qml5 libqt5qmlmodels5
  libqt5quick5 libqt5sql5 libqt5sql5-sqlite libqt5svg5 libqt5waylandclient5 libqt5waylandcompositor5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5x11extras5 libqt5xml5
  libquadmath0 libsdl2-2.0-0 libsframe1 libstdc++-13-dev libtirpc-dev libtpms0 libtsan2 libubsan1 libvncserver1 libxcb-xinerama0 libxcb-xinput0
  linux-libc-dev lto-disabled-list make manpages-dev qt5-gtk-platformtheme qttranslations5-l10n qtwayland5 rpcsvc-proto virtualbox virtualbox-dkms
  virtualbox-qt
The following packages will be upgraded:
  cpp cpp-13 cpp-13-x86-64-linux-gnu cpp-x86-64-linux-gnu gcc-13-base gcc-14-base libatomic1 libcrypt1 libgcc-s1 libgomp1 libstdc++6
11 upgraded, 82 newly installed, 0 to remove and 42 not upgraded.
Need to get 150 MB of archives.
After this operation, 503 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

VirtualBox and all required package dependencies should now be installed on Ubuntu 24.04;

dpkg -l virtualbox
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version       Architecture Description
+++-==============-=============-============-===========================================
ii  virtualbox     7.0.14-dfsg-1 amd64        x86 virtualization solution - base binaries

Running VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04

You can now start using VirtualBox 7.

Launch;

virtualbox 7 on ubuntu 24.04

Uninstall VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04

If for some reasons you want to remove VirtualBox 7, run the command below.

apt remove --purge --auto-remove virtualbox

Please note that this wont delete your VMs.

And that concludes our guide on how to install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 24.04.

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