This guide will cover the process of downloading and installing ubuntu in VirtualBox. A complete explanation is provided in this guide, along with images. Let’s begin!
VirtualBox is open-source virtualization software that allows users to run multiple virtual machines (VMs) on their computers for free. It allows users to create virtual environments in which different operating systems and software configurations can be run without affecting their actual physical computer. VirtualBox can be used to test new software, experiment with different operating systems, and isolate potentially dangerous applications from the host machine. Users of VirtualBox can easily create, configure, manage, and delete virtual machines with a few mouse clicks. It’s compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, and Solaris.
Ubuntu is a well-known open-source operating system that is built on the Debian Linux distribution. It was created by Canonical Ltd. and is well-known for its simplicity, dependability, and security. Ubuntu has a user-friendly interface and a large developer and user community that contributes to its development and support. It is completely free to use and can be installed on desktop computers, laptop computers, and servers. Ubuntu comes with a variety of software pre-installed, including a web browser, email client, office suite, multimedia players, and more. It also has a large software repository that can be easily installed using a package manager. Individuals, educational institutions, and businesses all over the world use Ubuntu.
- Download the Ubuntu 22.10 ISO file from the official Ubuntu website.
- Install VirtualBox on your computer if you haven’t already. You can download it from the official website.
Installing And Setting Up Ubuntu:
- Open VirtualBox and click on the “New” button in the top left corner to create a new virtual machine:
- Name your virtual machine and select “Linux” as the type and “Ubuntu (64-bit)” as the version:
- Choose the amount of RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine. A minimum of 2 GB is recommended:
- Create a virtual hard disk for your virtual machine. You can create a new virtual hard disk or use an existing one.
- Once you have created your virtual machine, select it in the VirtualBox Manager and click the “Settings” button.
- In the settings window, click on “Storage” and then click on the “Empty” CD/DVD drive.
- Click on the small disk icon on the right side of the window and select “Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.”:
- Navigate to the Ubuntu 22.10 ISO file you downloaded earlier and select it.
- Click on “OK” to save the changes.
- Start your virtual machine by clicking the “Start” button in the VirtualBox Manager:
- The Ubuntu installer should start automatically. Follow the prompts to install Ubuntu 22.10 on your virtual machine.
- Once the installation is complete, restart the virtual machine.
- Ubuntu 22.10 should now be installed on your virtual machine and ready to use.
After implementing the steps mentioned in this guide, one can easily install and configure ubuntu in VirtualBox.