INSTALLING "UBUNTU" LINUX

 AS A

"VIRTUAL MACHINE"

INSIDE ORACLE "VIRTUALBOX"

 

 

OBJECTIVE AND DESIRED RESULT:

Install "Ubuntu 10.04" Linux as a "guest operating system" inside Oracle "VirtualBox" running in a "Windows" computer.

"Ubuntu 10.04" Linux will then run as a "virtual machine" inside the "Windows" computer.

 

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Step 1:

Go to

http://www.ubuntu.com

 

Step 2:

Download the installation .ISO file for the desired version of Ubuntu.

 

 

Note: You will be asked to select either the 64-bit or the 32-bit version

of "Ubuntu Desktop Edition":

Select the 64-bit version of "Ubuntu.." only if you are running a 64-bit version of "Windows..".

Otherwise, select the 32-bit version of "Ubuntu..".

 

Step 3:

Create a folder on a local hard drive and call it "ISOs for VirtualBox".

Place the downloaded .ISO file into this folder:

 

 

Step 4:

Start "VirtualBox":

 

 

Step 5:

Click on the "New" button. (It is near the upper left-hand corner.)

 

 

Step 6:

The "New Virtual Machine Wizard" will be displayed:

 

 

Step 7:

Click on the "Next" button.

 

Step 8:

A "VM Name and OS Type" box will be displayed:

 

 

Step 9:

Type in a name for the new "virtual machine":

In this example, we typed in

Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 64-bit vm--20

 

(The "vm--20" is an arbitrary designation to distinguish this copy of Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit from other virtual machines that we had created in the past.)

 

 

 

Step 10:

Make sure that "Linux" selected for "Operating System".

 

 

Step 11:

 

For "Version":

Use the drop-down list button to select "Ubuntu (64 bit)":

        if you are installing a 64-bit version of "Ubuntu".

Use the drop-down list button to select "Ubuntu (32 bit)"

        if you are installing a 32-bit version of "Ubuntu".

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Click on the "Next" button.

 

Step 13:

A "Memory" box will be displayed:

 

Step 14:

Change the "Base Memory Size" to 45 percent of the total amount of RAM that you have in your computer.

For example, if you have 4 Gigabytes of RAM, change the "
Base Memory Size" to 1800 Megabytes of RAM:

 

 

Step 15:

Click on the "Next" button.

 

Step 16:

A "Virtual Hard Disk" box will be displayed:

 

Leave the checkmark for "Boot Hard Disk" in place.

Leave the "radio option button" for "Create a new hard disk" selected.

 

Step 17:

Click on the "Next" button.

 

Step 18:

A box that says "Welcome to the Create New Virtual Disk Wizard!" will be displayed:

 

Step 19:

Click on it's "Next" button:

 

Step 20:

A "Hard Disk Storage Type" box will be displayed:

 

 

Step 21:

May sure that "Dynamically expanding storage" is selected.

 

Step 22:

Click on the "Next" button.

 

Step 23:

A "Virtual Disk Location and Size" box will be displayed:

 

Note that the "Location" is the same name as the name that you gave the virtual machine in "Step 9". By default the name of your new virtual machine and the virtual hard drive that it uses will be the same.

 

Step 24:

Change the "Size" of the hard drive to 100.00 GB (100 GB):

 

 

Step 25:

Click on the "Next" button.

 

Step 26:

A "Create New Virtual Disk--Summary" box will be displayed:

 

Step 27:

Click on its "Finish" button.

 

Step 28:

A "Create New Virtual Machine--Summary" box will be displayed:

 

 

Step 29:

Click on its "Finish" button.

 

Step 30:

Your newly-created "virtual machine" for the Ubuntu operating system will be displayed in the list of virtual machines:

 

 

Step 31:

Click once on the newly-created virtual machine to highlight it.

 

 

Step 32:

Click once on the "Settings" button.

(It is near the upper left-hand corner.)

 

 

Step 33:

A ".. - Settings" box will be displayed:

 

 

Step 34:

Click once on "Storage" to highlight it:

 

Step 35:

Click on the "Empty" CD symbol to highlight it:

 

 

Step 36:

Click on the "Folder" icon to the right of CD/DVD Device":

 

Step 37:

A "Virtual Media Manager" box will be displayed:

 

 

 

Step 38:

Click on it's "Add" button:

Step 39:

A dialog box for selecting an ISO file will be displayed:

 

 

Step 40:

Locate the "ISOs for VirtualBox" folder that you created in "Step 3".

Double-click on the "ISOs for VirtualBox" folder to select it and open it up:

 

Step 41:

The contents of the "ISOs for VirtualBox" folder will be displayed:

 

 

Step 42:

Click on the ISO file that you downloaded from the Ubuntu.com Web site in

"Step 2":

 

 

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Step 43:

Click on the "Open" button.

 

Step 44:

The "Ubuntu..ISO" file will now be displayed and highlighted in the "Name" list of the "Virtual Media Manager":

 

Step 45:

Click on the "Select" button of the "Virtual Media Manager" box:

 

Step 46:

The "Ubuntu...ISO" file will now be shown as attached to the virtual "IDE controller" of the virtual machine:

 

Step 47:

Click on the "OK" button of the "..- Settings" box:

 

Step 48:

The ".. - Settings" box will disappear.

The only Windows that will be open at this point will be the "Oracle VM VirtualBox" Window:

 

 

Step 49:

Click once on the newly-created virtual machine to highlight it:

 

 

 

Step 50:

Click once on the "Start" button.

(It is near the upper left-hand corner.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 51:

A "VirtualBox - Information" box will pop up.

Read the information inside it.

 

Step 52:

Click on it's "OK" button.

 

Step 53:

If a "VirtualBox - Warning" box pops up, read it and click on its "OK" button:

 

 

Step 54:

An "Install" box will be displayed:

 

Step 55:

Click on the "Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS" button.

(It is the lower one of the two ugly brown buttons.)

 

 

 

Step 56:

Select the correct time zone, if the incorrect one is selected:

 

 

Step 57:

Click on the "Forward" button:

 

 

Step 58:

A "Keyboard layout" box will be displayed:

 

Step 59:

Click on its "Forward" button:

 

Step 60:

A "Prepare disk space" box will be displayed:

 

 

Step 61:

Click on its "Forward" button:

 

 

 

Step 62:

An "Install" box will be displayed:

 

 

Step 63:

Type in name for the "What is your name field?"

 

 

 

Step 64:

If necessary, type in name into the "What name do you want to use to log in?" field:

 

Step 65:

Type in the desired password twice:

 

 

Step 66:

Click on the "Forward" button:

 

 

Step 67:

A "Ready to install" box will be displayed:

 

Step 68:

Click on its "Install" button:

 

 

 

 

Step 69:

The installation process will run for a while:

 

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Step 70:

An "Installation Complete" box will be displayed.

 

Step 71:

Click on its "Restart Now" button.

 

Step 72:

A notification message will request that you "Remove the disc..":

 

Step 73:

Click on the "X" button in the upper right-hand corner of the Ubuntu window:

 

 

Step 74:

Click on the "OK" button to "Power off the machine":

 

 

Step 75:

Return to the "Oracle VM VirtualBox" window:

 

 

Step 76:

Make sure that the newly-created virtual machine is highlighted:

 

 

Step 77:

Click on the "Settings" button:

 

Step 78:

A "Ubuntu.... - Settings" box will be displayed:

 

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Step 79:

Click on "Storage" to highlight it:

 

 

Step 80:

Using the RIGHT mouse button, click on "Ubuntu....ISO":

 

 

Step 81:

Click on "Remove Attachment".

 

Step 82:

A "VirtualBox - Information" box will pop up:

 

Step 83:

Click on the "Remove" button (to disconnect the ISO file from the virtual IDE controller):

 

Step 84:

The "Ubuntu...ISO" file will no longer be displayed under the virtual IDE controller:


Step 85:

Click on the "OK" button of the "Ubuntu..- Settings" box:

 

Step 86:

The "Ubuntu..- Settings" box will disappear.

 

Step 87:

Return to the "Oracle VM VirtualBox" window:

 

Step 88:

Click on the newly-created "Ubuntu" virtual machine to highlight it:

 

 

 

Step 89:

Click on the "Start" button:

 

Step 90:

Read the information in the "VirtualBox - Information" box:

 

 

Step 91:

Then click on its "OK" button:

 

 

Step 92:

If a "VirtualBox - Warning" box is displayed, read the information inside it.

 

 

Step 93:

Then click on its "OK" button.

 

Step 94:

Click on the username that you wish to log in with:

 

 

Step 95:

A text box for the password will be displayed:

 

Step 96:

Type in the password for the selected user:

 

 

Step 97:

Click on the "Log In" button.

 

Step 98:

Congratulations! You are now running "Ubuntu" inside "VirtualBox":