In this tutorial i will show you how to install Oracle VirtualBox 4.2 on an Linux Mint 14 desktop. Using VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system. There are two ways of installing VirtualBox: from pre-compiled binaries and from the sources code. This tutorial shows you how to set up VirtualBox 4.2 from the pre-compiled binaries.
From the version 2.0 VirtualBox supports 32 and 64bit host and guest operating systems (if you want to install 64bit guests your processor must support hardware virtualization and, of course, the host operating system must be 64bit as well).
Step 1: Open up the Terminal.
Step 2: Install dependencies.
### 64 bit ###
Step 4: Install VirtualBox.
### 32 bit ###
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb
### 64 bit ###
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb
Note: dkms package ensures that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the Linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade.
That’s All!. The VitualBox 4.2 successfully installed on your Linux Mint 14.
Step 5: Start VirtualBox (Menu —> System Tools > Oracle VM VirtualBox).
Step 6: On first start, it will prompt you to accept the license agreement; Just Accept License Agreement.
Next you will get the Home screen of the Oracle VirtualBox Manager, here you can manage the Virtual Machines.
Why are you waiting for, go and install the VirtualBox 4.2 on Linux Mint 14 and Play with VM’s.