Oracle VirtualBox 6.1.18 Released with Linux Kernel 5.10 Support

The ninth maintenance release for the Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 was released. Now it works with Linux Kernel 5.10 both in host and guest.

VirtualBox 6.1.18 contains mainly bug-fixes. Here’s the full changelog:

  • Nested VM: Fixed hangs when executing SMP nested-guests under certain conditions on Intel hosts
  • OCI integration: Cloud Instance parameters parsing is improved on import
  • Network: UDP checksum offloading in e1000 no longer produces zero checksums
  • Network: Fixed Host-Only Ethernet Adapter DHCP, guest os can not get IP on host resume
  • NAT: Fixed mss parameter handing
  • Mac OS host: Multiple optimizations for BigSur
  • Audio: Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep
  • Documentation: Some content touch-up and table formatting fixes
  • Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.10
  • Solaris host: Fix regression breaking VGA text mode since version 6.1.0
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting CentOS 8.2-2004 and later
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting Linux kernels 3.2.0 through 3.2.50
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a VM segfault on copy with shared clipboard with X11
  • Shared Folder: Fixed error with remounting on Linux guests

How to Get VirtualBox 6.1.18:

Oracle offers official binary packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Oracle Linux, as well as .run installer for all Linux distributions, available to download at its website:

For Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora based systems, there are also package repositories (see the link above) allow you to receive updates simply from system’s update manager.

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