VirtualBox Extension Pack Install

This is a quick How-To to install the Oracle VirtualBox extension pack using the command line on a Ubuntu host, though it should be very similar on other distributions.

Assuming VirtualBox is already installed, we can check the version as below:

jon@Ubuntu:~$ vboxmanage --version

Following which we can download the correct version of the extension pack from Oracle.

jon@Ubuntu:~$ wget
--2022-05-02 18:54:46--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 11137804 (11M) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.32.vbox-extpack’

Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.32.vbox-extpack   100%[====================================================================================================================================>]  10.62M  34.4MB/s    in 0.3s    

2022-05-06 13:54:48 (34.4 MB/s) - ‘Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.32.vbox-extpack’ saved [11137804/11137804]


Finally to install it, simply use the command below and accept the license agreement (assuming you comply with them).

jon@Ubuntu:~$ sudo VBoxManage extpack installl Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.32.vbox-extpack 

That's All Folks.