A new update of Virtualbox has been released. Somewhere is now available to download the version 4.1.12 which, with immense pleasure for users of Ubuntu, is finally compatible also for Precise Pangolin. There are details in this news release, this is mostly a maintenance release that fixes some bugs and adds support for Kernel 3.4 RC1. The changelog complete list is available on this page and the instructions to download and install VirtualBox 4.1.12 on Ubuntu can be found below.
Installing using packages
All you have to do is choose from the list below and install it with your package a simple double-click:
- Ubuntu 12.04 (“Precise Pangolin”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 11.10 (“Oneiric Ocelot”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 10.10 (“Maverick Meerkat”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (“Lucid Lynx”) i386 | AMD64
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (“Hardy Heron”) i386 | AMD64
If you want to have VirtualBox up to datethe latest versions, being notified directly by the operator of the updates, then you can rely on PPA repository created by little.
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1
My advice is to also install the package on the VirtualBox extensions that you can download from this page and once you start VirtualBox, go to File -> Settings and tab Extensions Click the button to add an extension (the first blue diamond) and select the extension you just downloaded.