How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

  1. Go to the home page on Ubuntu’s website and then go to the download section.
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    Select a download location near you from the drop-down box.

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    Click the “Begin Download” button to start downloading Ubuntu.

Install VirtualBox

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    Download the latest version of VirtualBox. Go the VirtualBox website and go to the download section. There are versions available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you’re not sure what operating system you’re running, download the Windows version at the top by clicking “x86/amd64”.

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    Start the installation and click “Next” to reach the license agreement.

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    Choose the “I accept” option and click “Next” to continue.

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    Choose not to install USB support, networking, or Python support. Do this by clicking the grey icon near each option and selecting the red X or “Entire feature will be unavailable”. Then click “Next” to continue. If this is your first time dealing with virtual machines, this will eliminate the need to install custom drivers, which makes installing and uninstalling VirtualBox easier. If you’ve worked with virtual machines before, you can choose to keep these options selected.

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    Deselect the Quick Launch Bar checkbox and click “Next” to continue.

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    Click “Install” to install VirtualBox.

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    Click “Finish” to open VirtualBox.

Create A New Virtual Machine

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    In VirtualBox, click the “New” button to start the virtual machine wizard.

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    Give your virtual machine a name and select the operating system you’ll be running. Click “Next”. For this example, you’ll be installing Ubuntu. #*Type any name in the Name field (such as Ubuntu or Linux). For “Operating System,” choose “Linux.” The version will automatically default to “Ubuntu.” Click “Next” when you’re done.

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    Select the amount of memory your VM will use and click “Next.” When you chose your operating system in the previous step, VirtualBox automatically recommends the proper amount of memory to use. If you feel this amount isn’t correct, you can move the slider or type a new amount in the box. Click “Next” when you’re done.

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    Click “Next” to create a new virtual hard disk, then click “Next” again. This opens a second wizard to create a new virtual hard disk.

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    Select either “Fixed-Size Storage” or “Dynamically Expanding Storage” depending upon your needs. A fixed size storage is going to be the size of the virtual hard disk on the host OS (e.g.: a virtual disk 8 GB will be 8 GB on the host OS’s hard disk). A dynamically expanding storage will be only the size of Ubuntu on your hard disk, but will grow in size as files are added to it until it reaches its limit (e.g.: virtual disk is created and has a 1 megabyte file on it. The size of the virtual disk is 1 megabyte. Then, another 1 megabyte file is added. The size of the virtual disk is 2 megabytes. This goes on until it reaches the specified size of the disk).

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    Click “Next” to accept the default name and size of the virtual hard disk. Again, VirtualBox recommends the proper size of your virtual hard disk. If you feel this amount isn’t correct, you can move the slider or type a new amount in the box. Click “Next” when you’re done.

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    Click “Finish” and wait while VirtualBox creates the new virtual hard disk. You will see your new virtual machine in list.

Set The CD To Start

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    Select your new virtual machine. Once you’ve done this, click the “Settings” button.

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    Click “Storage” tab.

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    Click the “CD/DVD icon” having “+” on it and select ISO to mount

     

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    Ubuntu ISO will be mounted under controller device.

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    Click on the system tab on the left. Choose boot order and keep CD/DVD on the top as first priority.

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    You may now close the settings window and return to the main window. You ubuntu machine is ready to boot now.

Install Ubuntu

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    Select your virtual machine. Then click the “Start” button

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    Ubuntu Virtual machine will start in a separate window.

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    Machine will boot from selected ISO and you will see language option. Choose your preferred language and press Enter.

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    In next window you will see “Install Options”. You can choose to try ubuntu without installing, you can choose install ubuntu option, you can also check for disk and memory for defects and problems and you can also choose to boot from existing hard disk. Choose to install ubuntu option here.

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    Once ubuntu has loaded, Choose your language and Click “Continue”.

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    On next screen, ubuntu will give you a checklist and you will be asked if you need to update during install. Choose your required option and click “Continue”.

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    Next option will ask you if you want to delete all data and install or you can also choose or create your own partitions from option “Something Else”.

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    Select your time zone from the map, then click “Continue.”

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    Click “Continue” to keep the default keyboard layout or choose your desired one.

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    Type your username in the first text box. This will automatically fill in the login name and computer name. Type your password and confirm your password and click “Continue”.

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    Ubuntu will begin the installation now.

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    Once installation is complete, click “Restart Now” to finish installation.

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    Machine will restart and Installed Ubuntu will load from hard disk, provide password to username and login to main window of ubuntu.

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