how to install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

VirtualBox 7 is a major update after VirtualBox 6. It includes many new features and bug fixes. Some of the new features of VirtualBox 7 are:

  • Full Virtual Machine Encryption: Fully encrypted, including VM configuration logs and saved states.
  • Virtual TPM support: Added support for virtual TPM 1.2 and 2.0 devices.
  • Secure Boot Support: Added support for EFI secure boot for the virtual machines.
  • Better 3D support for virtual machines: Added support for DirectX 11 on Windows virtual machines. On non-Windows (i.e. Linux) virtual machines, DXVK is used instead to provide better 3D support.
  • Improved screen resizing of VMs: Improved screen resizing capabilities for Linux VMs (with Linux Guest Additions installed).
  • Better Virtual Machine Creation Wizard: The wizard for creating new VMs has been revised. The user interface has been improved and options for silent installation of the guest operating system have been integrated into the user interface.
  • Better audio format for audio recording: Uses Vorbis as the default audio format instead of Opus (previously used) for WebM containers while capturing the VM’s screen.
  • Automatically select the best audio driver: Depending on the host operating system VirtualBox 7 is running, selecting the default audio driver for a VM will use the audio driver with the best performance for the VMs.

VirtualBox 7 comes with much newer features than described above. For a full list of new features and bug fixes, see Officially VirtualBox 7 Changelog Page.

In this article I will show you how to install it VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish.

Table of contents:

  1. Downloading VirtualBox 7 for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  2. Preparing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for installation VirtualBox 7
  3. To install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  4. opening VirtualBox 7 for the first time
  5. What’s next? 1
  6. Conclusion

Downloading VirtualBox 7 for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Download VirtualBox 7 for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, open your favorite web browser and visit Downloads – Oracle VM VirtualBox.

Once the page loads, click Linux distributions of the VirtualBox 7.xy platform packages Section.

Of the VirtualBox 7.xy for Linux section, click Ubuntu 22.04.

Your browser should start downloading VirtualBox 7 DEB package file. It will take a few seconds for the process to complete.

At this point, VirtualBox 7 The DEB package file should be downloaded.

Preparing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for installation VirtualBox 7

To ensure, that VirtualBox 7 dependencies are found and installed, update the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS APT package repository cache as follows:

$ sudo appropriate update

The APT package repository cache should be updated.

To install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

That VirtualBox 7 DEB package file should be saved in the ~/Downloads Directory. So navigate to ~/Downloads directory as follows:

$ CD ~/Downloads

VirtualBox 7 DEB file virtualbox-7.0_7.0.4-154605~Ubuntu~jammy_amd64.deb should be here.

$ ls – lh

You can install those VirtualBox 7 package file virtualbox-7.0_7.0.4-154605~Ubuntu~jammy_amd64.deb as follows:

$ sudo suitable To install ./virtualbox7.0_7.0.4-154605~Ubuntu~jammy_amd64.deb

To confirm the installation, press Y and then press .

VirtualBox 7 dependency packages will be downloaded. It will take a while to finish.

VirtualBox 7 and VirtualBox 7 dependency packages will be installed. It will take a while to finish.

VirtualBox 7 and the required dependency packages should be installed at this point.

opening VirtualBox 7 for the first time

Open VirtualBox 7, search by keyword virtual box in the application menu of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and click on the VirtualBox Symbol.

VirtualBox 7 should be opened.

To check the version of VirtualBox You run, you can click Help > above VirtualBox.

you should run VirtualBox 7 as you can see in the screenshot below.

What’s next?

Once you have installed VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS I recommend you the VirtualBox Extension pack activated VirtualBox 7. More information about VirtualBox Extension Pack and how to install it VirtualBox 7, read the article how to install VirtualBox Extension pack activated VirtualBox 7.

Conclusion

In this article, I showed you how to download VirtualBox 7 for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and install VirtualBox 7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

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