Want to learn how to create an Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox? Well, I decided to learn how to do that today and it was surprisingly easy! I just downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 and created a new virtual machine inside VirtualBox.
In this article, I will go through the steps to setup your own Ubuntu virtual machine.
Step 1: First, start up VirtualBox and click on the New button or click on Machine and then New.
Step 2: Now the wizard will pop up, so click Next to continue. Give your virtual machine a name and choose Linux for Operating System and Ubuntu for Version. Click Next.
Step 3: Now choose the amount of RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine. The default is 384, which is pretty good, but if you have a lot of free RAM, it might be better to choose something higher like 512 or 784.
Step 4: Now you can choose to either create a new virtual hard disk or use an existing one. It’s recommended to choose a new hard disk.
Step 5: Choose Next and then for hard disk storage type, choose Dynamically expanding storage.
Step 6: Now choose the location and size of your virtual hard disk.
Step 7: Click Next and then click Finish. You’ll get a summary of all the details and then click Finish.
And that’s it! The new OS will now show up as Powered Off. You can start using Ubuntu by selecting it and choosing Start!
In tomorrow’s post, I will go through how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu for greater integration and higher video resolution. Enjoy!