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
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
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:
To uninstall the VirtualBox application, run the following command:
$ sudo pacman -R virtualbox
This article covers how to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Manjaro Linux. In fact, VirtualBox is open-source cross-platform virtualization software for x86 architecture and this software allows you to create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows on top of the host operating system.
Main features of VirtualBox Guest Additions includes: