Installing virtualbox-source on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

Example of installing virtualbox-source on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS using the command sudo apt-get install virtualbox-source.



Quick installation of virtualbox-source:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: virtualbox-source

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install virtualbox-source

Package Details

Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:
Description:x86 virtualization solution - kernel module source VirtualBox is a free x86 virtualization solution allowing a wide range of x86 operating systems such as Windows, DOS, BSD or Linux to run on a Linux system. . This package provides the source code for the virtualbox kernel module. The virtualbox package is also required in order to make use of these modules. Kernel sources or headers are required to compile this module. . The source is placed under /usr/src, and after decompression it can be built to produce a virtualbox-modules-_KVERS_ providing "virtualbox-modules" package.
Distro:Ubuntu 17.04

How to install virtualbox-source on Ubuntu 17.04?

Installing virtualbox-source on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update


Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 17.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If virtualbox-source is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L virtualbox-source' will give followin error.

deepak@deepak-VirtualBox:~$ dpkg -L virtualbox-source
dpkg-query: package 'virtualbox-source' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Installing virtualbox-source:

After system update use the following command to install virtualbox-source:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-source

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 17.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove virtualbox-source from Ubuntu 17.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the virtualbox-source from Ubuntu 17.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the virtualbox-source following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  virtualbox-source

Following command is used to remove the virtualbox-source package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove virtualbox-source

This will remove virtualbox-source and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing virtualbox-source with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-source

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove virtualbox-source

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with virtualbox-source package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.