How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Step by Step guide

1. Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

This step by step tutorial will explain how to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox. Learn how to create ubuntu virtual machine. Moreover, we will learn how to maximize the size of the Ubuntu desktop.

Virtualbox provides a virtualization framework using which we can run guest OS in parallel to host operating system. This could be useful when certain setups/services cannot be configured on host OS. Alternatively, you can create virtual machine and install Ubuntu using VMWare Player

So, let’s start the Installation of Ubuntu on VirtualBox.

How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Step by Step guide

How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Step by Step guide

2. How To Install Ubuntu On Virtual Box?

Before starting you need to install VirtualBox, follow this tutorial to install virtual box on Windows / Mac

2.1. Open VirtualBox

How to install ubuntu on virtualbox-Open Virtual Box

Step.1 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Open VirtualBox

2.2. Click on “New” to create a virtual machine

How to install ubuntu on virtualbox-To Create a New Machine

Step.2 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox –  Create a New Machine

2.3. Enter Name for your Virtual Machine

How to install ubuntu on virtual box-Create a Name for Virtual Machine

Step.3 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Create a Name for Virtual Machine

Enter the name for your Virtual Machine (Ex: dataflair)

2.4. Select “Linux” Operating System from “Type”

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Step.4 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Chose OS for Virtual Machine

2.5. Click “Next”

to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Step.5 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Next

2.6. Enter amount of memory (RAM) =1024 MB and click “Next”

 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Step.6 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Select the RAM size for your Virtual Machine

2.7. Click “Create” to create hard drive

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Create Virtual Machine

Step.7 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Create Virtual Machine

2.8. Click “Next”

 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Create Virtual Hard Drive

Step.8 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Create Virtual Hard Drive

let the options be default ie hard drive file type VDI (virtual disk image)

2.9. Click “Next”

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox -Storage on Physical Hard Drive

Step.9 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox -Storage on Physical Hard Drive

let the options be the default (Dynamically allocated)

2.10. Enter Size of Virtual Hard Drive= 20 GB and Click “Create”

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - File Location and Size

Step.10 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – File Location and Size

2.11. Select Virtual Machine

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Select Machine Created by You

Step.11 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Select Machine Created by You

Now on the left-hand side Select Virtual Machine (Ex: dataflair)

2.12. Click on “Start” to start the virtual machine

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Start Using New Machine

Step.12 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Start Using New Machine

2.13. Select disk file source

 

 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Select Start up Disk

Step.13 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Select Start up Disk

Please Select disk file source by clicking on the folder icon to start an installation of OS.

2.14. After selecting the OS file to be installed click “Open”

To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Operating System

Step.14 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Operating System

2.15. Click “Start”

Step.15 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Start Disk

Step.15 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox – Start Disk

2.16. Click “Ok”

Step.16 To Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - Virtual Box Warning

Step.16 Installation of Ubuntu on VirtualBox – VirtualBox Warning

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2.17. Click “Install Ubuntu”

Start Installation

Start Installation

2.18. Click “Continue”

Preparing to Install Hadoop

Preparing to Install Hadoop

2.19. Click “Install Now”

Installation Type

Installation Type

2.20. Click “Continue”

Changing Disk Rights

Changing Disk Rights

2.21. Select location and click “Continue”

Changing Disk Rights

Changing Disk Rights

2.22. Select keyboard layout & click “Continue”

Keyboard Layout

Keyboard Layout

2.23. Fill all the details and Click “Continue”

Who are you

Who are you

2.24. Now the installation process will start and installation window will appear

Installing Ubuntu

Installing Ubuntu

2.25. Click “Restart Now”

Restart Machine

Restart Machine

After the completion of the installation process, a message will appear to restart the system, click Restart Now.

2.26. When the system will get restarted the following message will appear. Press “Enter”

Message Window

Message Window

2.27. Close the pop-up messages by clicking on the Close (×) button

Welcome to Ubuntu

Welcome to Ubuntu

3. Steps To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop

3.1. Go to “Devices”

How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Step.1 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop – Open Devices on VirtualBox

3.2. Click “Insert Guest Additions CD Image…”

How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Step.2 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop – Insert Guest Additions CD Image

3.3. Click “Run”

Run Software

Step.3 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop –  Run Software

3.4. Click “Authenticate”

Authenticate

Step.4 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop –  Authenticate

3.5. Press “Enter”

Step.5 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop – press enter

“VirtualBox Guest Additions installation” process will start and after the completion of the installation process you will get a message “Press Return to close this window”. Press “Enter” after reading this message.

3.6. Now “Restart” your system for the changes to be applied.

Restart

Step.6 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop – Restart

3.7. After the system gets restarted. Go to “View”

Full screen option

Step.7 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop – Full screen option

3.8. Click “Switch to Fullscreen”

Switch to Fullscreen

Step.8 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop –  Switch to Fullscreen

3.9. Click “Switch”

Full Screen Mode

Step.9 To Maximize The Size Of Ubuntu Desktop – Full Screen Mode

Congratulations You have successfully created Virtual machine and installed Ubuntu OS Oracle VirtualBox.

So, this was all about how to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox. Hope you like our explanation. Furthermore, if you have any query, feel free to ask in the comment box.

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4 Responses

  1. Jack says:

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  2. Frederic says:

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  3. Manjunath says:

    Where can i get the disk file of Ubuntu OS ( ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-i386) any download links for that.
    Pls share the link

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