Install VirtualBox 4.1.6 on Ubuntu 11.10

VrtualBox 4.1.6 has just been released. This release is intended for maintenance updates. In this new update you’ll find some improvements like:
  • VRDP: fixed screen corruption.
  • NAT: the interface stopped working after a lot of failed ICMP requests (bug #9371).
  • E1000: fixed rare Windows 7 guest hangs, either at boot time or when reconfiguring the network card in unusual setups (bug #6223).
  • ATA: fixed a possible crash during ATAPI passthrough with certain guests.
  • ATA: improved compatibility with ancient Linux kernels.
  • For detail information, you can refer to the change log.

So, this is how to install VirtualBox 4.1.6 on your Ubuntu 11.10.
  1. Edit sources.list file:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  2. Modify by adding this line:
    deb [your Ubuntu's code name] contrib
    Ex, for Oneiric user, use this command:
    deb oneiric contrib
    For Natty user, use this command:
    deb natty contrib
    For Maverick user, use this command:
    deb maverick contrib
    And so on,
  3. Save and exit from the sources.list file:
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  4. Update your source list:
    sudo apt-get update
  5. Finally, install VirtualBox:
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

Note: to make sure your VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, and vboxnetadp) are properly updated when you do the next apt-get upgrade, you have to install the dkms package. Use this command to install these modules:
sudo apt-get install dkms

That's all, hope it useful :)
Via ubuntugeek.

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