VirtualBox 5.2.8 released with support for Linux 4.15. Install VirtualBox 5.2.8 on Linux Ubuntu Systems. VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

VirtualBox 5.2.8 (released 2018-02-27)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: added support for FSGSBASE, PCID, INVPCID CPU features for guests
  • VMM: fixed EMM386 issue with detecting suitable page frame base (bug #10022)
  • Front end: Linux: prevent VM window from jumping and auto-resizing to tiny size after resizing it on HiDPI screen
  • Front end: Linux: fixed seamless regression caused by wm_class functionality (bugs #12534, #17304)
  • Front end: switched to https downloads
  • Front end: fixed crash while opening New machine wizard (s.a. forums topic 86592)
  • Audio: added support for distinguishing recording sources in the PulseAudio mixer on the host when multiple VMs are running
  • Audio: various fixes for the DirectSound backend
  • Video recording: added better file seeking support and fixed playback of recorded files with certain players (e.g. Firefox)
  • Audio: various fixes for Windows guest surround setups
  • Audio: various fixes for HDA emulation
  • Serial: fixed an issue where the serial port parameters in the emulation and host serial port got out of sync (bug #17116)
  • Storage: fixed overwriting certain INQUIRY data for the DVD/CD drive attached to a AHCI controller
  • Storage: fixed handling VMDK images created by Amazon EC2 VM export
  • Network: fixed PXE boot regression in e1000
  • Network: Added a workaround for older guests which do not enable bus mastering for the virtio PCI device
  • 3D: add environment variable to configure presenting 3D content on main thread (see bug #13653)
  • Windows hosts: fixed indiscriminate binding of NDIS5 bridged driver, that caused PPPOE malfunction (bugs #16407, #17489)
  • Windows guests: fixed incorrect function error when using shared folders in certain applications (bug #14118)
  • Linux guests: Linux 4.15 support (bugs #17311, #17320, #17282)
  • Linux guests: fixed black screen when 3D enabled in guests (bug #17463, 5.2.6 regression)
  • Linux guests: suppress setuid and setgid in shared folders
  • Run the following commands in terminal to install Virtualbox 5.2.8 in Ubuntu Linux:
  • sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debianxenial contrib” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list’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 –
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

Please note that in the line “sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list’” you will have to replace the version name depending on your Ubuntu version. For example, replace xenial (Ubuntu 16.04) with trusty (14.04) and so on.