Install VirtualBox 6.0 on Debian 10 Buster

Posted on July 24, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Tutorial to install VirtualBox 6.0 on Debian 10 Buster:

First add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian buster contrib

Then download and register the Oracle public keys:

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

Update apt-get and install VirtualBox 6.0:

apt-get update
apt-get install virtualbox-6.0

If you get an error about dependencies, just run this:

apt --fix-broken install

Now VirtualBox is installed!

You may want to install VirtualBox Extension Pack too:

wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.10/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.10.vbox-extpack
VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.10.vbox-extpack

To view installed extensions type:

VBoxManage list extpacks

Here is an example output:

Extension Packs: 1
Pack no. 0:   Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
Version:      6.0.10
Revision:     132072
Edition:
Description:  USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Host Controller, Host Webcam, VirtualBox RDP, PXE ROM, Disk Encryption, NVMe.
VRDE Module:  VBoxVRDP
Usable:       true
Why unusable:

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