Virtualbox 4.1.16 released, Linux kernel 3.4 support improved

Oracle released version 4.1.16 of Virtualbox yesterday. This is the monthly maintenance release and only fixes outstanding bugs without adding any significant new features. However, Solaris version gets support for Xorg 1.11 and 1.12 (new feature). 
The important fix for Linux hosts is that it has now fixed issues while compiling Linux kernel 3.4 and a fix for Ubuntu 32-bit guests.

Highlights of this release:
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_ACCESS_DENIED with certain guests 
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_PAGE_TABLE_NOT_PRESENT with Ubuntu 32-bit guests with nested paging enabled on AMD CPUs 
  • VMM: preserve segment limits and attributes when switching to unreal mode required for some legacy guests to work properly
  • Linux hosts: Linux 3.4 compile fixes
  • Linux hosts: fixed wrong help path in some rpm-based packages

The complete changelog can be accessed here. To download the latest version corresponding to your distribution, go here

Instructions for Debian/Ubuntu users who want to add Virtualbox repository
Add one of the following lines according to your distribution to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb precise contrib
deb oneiric contrib
deb natty contrib
deb maverick contrib non-free
deb lucid contrib non-free
deb karmic contrib non-free
deb hardy contrib non-free
deb squeeze contrib non-free
deb lenny contrib non-free

Download and install the public key with the following command
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –
Now, update and install Virtualbox using the following commands
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top