Formerly known as Sun VirtualBox, Sun xVM VirtualBox, and Innotek VirtualBox, Oracle VM VirtualBox is a type-2 hypervisor for x86 and x86-64 virtualization created by Oracle Corporation.
The software can be installed on Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, and OpenSolaris. It allows users to run multiple operating systems on a single host.
It is open-source and free software. However, its extension pack is proprietary software.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install VirtualBox on our Manjaro Linux system.
To see how you can install VirtualBox on CentOS 8, visit: https://linuxapt.com/blog/196-install-virtualbox-on-centos-8
Steps to Install VirtualBox on Manjaro 21.2.4 Qonos
1. Perform System Update
Ensure that the system is up to date with the below command:
$ sudo pacman -Syu
2. Install VirtualBox on the system
Now we run the following command to install VirtualBox packages and VirtualBox Host Module:
$ sudo pacman -S virtualbox
$ sudo pacman -S virtualbox-host-modules-arch
Once successfully installation of VirtualBox and VirtualBox host module, enter the following command to add the VirtualBox module to the kernel:
$ sudo modprobe vboxdrv
Next, we add the user account to the VirtualBox User Group to access all the features provided by VirtualBox, Make sure to mention your username instead of username field:
$ sudo gpasswd -a [username] vboxusers
3. Verify VirtualBox Installation
- Now that we have installed the application, let's also verify it. It can be done by looking for the virtualBox application in our system and running it to see it is working fine or not.
- Go to the start menu and look for the installed application.
- If you don't see it there, type its name in the search bar.
- The next task is to open it and see if it is running fine or not.
4. Launch VirtualBox
If you don't have an icon on your desktop, your Panel, or the MX Linux Application Menu under Accessories, open a terminal window and launch the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager window with the below command:
How to uninstall VirtualBox from Manjaro Linux ?
To uninstall the VirtualBox application, run the following command:
$ sudo pacman -R virtualbox
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