(Last Updated On: October 17, 2018)

Welcome to our Virtualization guide on how to install the latest VirtualBox on Kali Linux rolling release. VirtualBox is a powerful,feature-rich, high-performance and open source x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization solution for both home users and enterprise.

To get the latest VirtualBox on your Kali Linux, you’ll need to install the package from VirtualBox repositories as opposed to system repos.

Install latest VirtualBox on Kali Linux

Start the Installation of the latest release of VirtualBox on your Kali Linux Desktop by following below steps.

Step 1: Import apt repository

Add repository key

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Step 2:  Add the VirtualBox repository

Now that the repository key has been imported, add the VirtualBox repository by running the command:

echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list

Step 3:  Install VirtualBox & Extension pack

The install VirtualBox & Extension pack on your Kali Linux.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms
sudo apt install virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack

Once VirtualBox is installed, you can launch it using the terminal or Desktop applications search.

$ virtualbox

You should now have the latest version of VirtualBox installed on your Kali Linux rolling release. To create a new instance, click the “New” button at the top and boom!!.