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installing VirtualBox

For Kubuntu 18.04, add deb bionic contrib to /etc/apt/sources.list, then use wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2.

To enable USB 2.0 and 3.0, download the proprietary VirtualBox Extension Pack (matching up its version number with the VirtualBox version already installed, found with Help > About VirtualBox...) and install it with File > Preferences > Extensions. Use sudo usermod -aG vboxusers foobar to include the host user in the vboxusers group, where foobar is the username. Reboot. Use Settings > USB > USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller to set USB 2.0 instead of 1.0.


Running a virtual machine may require enabling hardware virtualization in BIOS.

Personal experience
  • Works in Kubuntu 18.04 on Slim.


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