VirtualBox installed on your computer#

You can install VirtualBox by following the instructions below depending on your operating system.


Installing software will require administrator privileges.

Instructions for macOS and Windows#

You can download an installer for macOS or Windows from the Downloads section of the VirtualBox website (Fig. 7).


Fig. 7 VirtualBox downloads page#

Instructions for Linux distributions#

Most Linux distributions include VirtualBox in their package repositories. It is recommended you install it using your package manager like Synaptic or apt, dnf etc.,

For example, to get VirtualBox working on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you will need to install the virtualbox and virtualbox-guest-additions-iso packages.


If you cannot install from repositories, you can download an installer from the Linux Downloads section of the project website.

Virtual machine image of Linux Mint#

A virtual machine image of Linux Mint is distributed along with this e-book. You can can download it from SourceForge, using the link below.

Download: linuxmint-20.1.ova

It is distributed as an OVA format file.

In the page that appears, click on the linuxmint-20.1.ova link. This will download the file to your computer.