How to Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Dropbox is a file hosting service widely used as a cloud storage. You can signup for free with Dropbox and get free cloud storage for the limited size. The Dropbox client is also available for most of the operating systems and Mobile devices. You can use client software to access dropbox space from your system easily.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Use following command will install Dropbox’s transition package:

apt install nautilus-dropbox

After installing the tool above, it will automatically launch Dropbox installer wizard. If Dropbox installer isn’t launched automatically, search for it and launch it.

When the wizard begins, continue with Dropbox installation. You may be prompted to create a new account if your don’t already one or type your username and password to logon if you do have one.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Dropbox on your Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.