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How to Create Ubuntu VM in the VirtualBox

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Last updated on April 21, 2019

I have already provided the instruction to install the virtual box in your machine in the first Article, hopefully you can run the Virtual box now. If you haven’t check it, check it now:

–> How to Install virtual Box in windows

  • Open the Virtual Box and click on the machine tab, Select the “New” option to create the new virtual machine as shown in the fig 3.1

                                                         Fig 3.1

  • The new screen will pop-up, asking to enter the Name of machine, type and version as shown in the fig 3.2 and click on Next button. In our case let’s enter:

Name: Ubuntu

Type: Linux

Version: Ubuntu (64-bit)

                                                         Fig 3.2

  • The new screen will pop-up asking you to enter the memory size for your new Virtual machine, I have selected 1 GB of memory in my virtual machine as shown in the fig 3.3 and click on Next button.

                                                 Fig 3.3

  • The next screen will pop-up with the three options, choose “Create a virtual hard-disk” as shown in the fig 3.4. This will create a virtual hard disk in the VM.

                                                 Fig 3.4

  • The next screen will come up with the option to select the hard-disk type, from the list choose the option “VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)” as shown in the fig 3.5. As the previous option, we have selected to create the virtual disk.

                                                 Fig 3.5

  • The next screen will pop-up to select in between the dynamically allocated and fixed size, select the option ‘dynamically allocated’ as shown in the fig 3.6

                                                 Fig 3.6

=> Capacity of the hard-disk

  • The next screen will ask to select location of virtual machine to save and capacity of the hard-disk. I have left the name ‘Ubuntu’ and have provided 10 GB recommended hard-disk for VM as shown in the fig 3.7

                                                 Fig 3.7

  •  Now, you have successfully created the virtual machine and now start the installation. The installation of ubuntu will appear, now select the ‘Install Ubuntu’ option as shown in the fig 3.8

                                                 Fig 3.8

  • Select the option “Download updates while installing” from the new screen as shown in the fig 3.9. Selecting the updates later may take time to install the third-party drivers required to run the ubuntu smoothly

                                                                              Fig 3.9


=> Installation Type

  • The new screen will pop-up with four option type to install the ubuntu in the hard-disk, please select the option “Erase disk and install ubuntu” and click on Next as shown in the fig 3.10. This will format (erase) the entire disk to install the Ubuntu in the freshly disk (terdon, 2014).

Fig 3.10

  • The next step will ask the permission to write changes in the next formatted disk. Simply click on the ‘continue’ as shown in the fig 3.11

Fig 3.11

  • The next screen will pop-up with option to choose the location of user, select the country of your residence (in my case its Sydney) as shown in the fig 3.12

                                                               Fig 3.12

=> Language setting

  • The next screen will pop-up with the option to select the keyboard layout as shown in the fig 3.13, simply select the keyboard layout according to your wish. In my case, I selected the keyboard layout of English(US)

                                                               Fig 3.13

  • The next screen will come with option to create account in the ubuntu, simply fill up the information asked for and click on continue as shown in the fig 3.14

Fig 3.14

  • The installation process of the ubuntu will finally start, the next screen comes up with the progress of the installtion as shown in the fig 3.15. It will take time according to your machine, wait until the installation is finished

Fig 3.15

  • After the installation is complete, please restart the Ubuntu install in the virtual box before using it.
  • That’s it, you are ready to explore your new Ubuntu in the virtual box. Start explorering the new OS in the VM as shown in the fig 3.16

That’s it techies. you are ready to use your VM now smoothly !

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