How To Install VirtualBox On Linux Mint 20


VirtualBox is an open-source hypervisor application for creating and running virtual machines on a single host machine. VirtualBox can be installed on operating systems, including Linux, Windows, Solaris, and macOS.

VirtualBox is released under GPL v2 and its extension pack is released under PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License).

Here, we will see how to install VirtualBox on Linux Mint 20.

Install VirtualBox On Linux Mint 20

Add VirtualBox Repository

Open up a terminal and then import the public key of the Oracle VirtualBox repository on your system.

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Add the VirtualBox repository using the below command.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] focal contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list

Install VirtualBox

First, update the repository index.

sudo apt update

Then, Install the VirtualBox using the apt command.

sudo apt install -y virtualbox-6.1

After the installation, check the VirtualBox Linux kernel module service status to ensure the VirtualBox installation is successful.

sudo systemctl status vboxdrv
VirtualBox Service Status
VirtualBox Service Status

Access VirtualBox

Graphical Mode

Start VirtualBox (on Cinnamon desktop): Menu » Administration » Oracle VM VirtualBox.

Start VirtualBox
Start VirtualBox

Command Line Mode


You should get the home screen of the Oracle VirtualBox Manager. Here you can create and manage your virtual machines.

VirtualBox 6.1 running Virtual machines on Linux Mint 20:

VirtualBox Running Virtual Machine On Linux Mint
VirtualBox Running Virtual Machine On Linux Mint


That’s All. I hope you have successfully installed VirtualBox on Linux Mint 20. Please share your feedback in the comments section.

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