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How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

If you need to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

The best way to run two operating systems (i.e. install an operating system without changing your main operating system) on the same computer is to use VirtualBox.

Thus, you can run Windows along with Ubuntu on the same PC, and the files of both operating systems will be saved in different partitions of your hard disk. In general, VirtualBox is actually the same as a virtual machine, so you can use these terms interchangeably.

In this article, you will learn how to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox and keep your system running smoothly.

Download Ubuntu Installer

First, read the system requirements to run Ubuntu:

  • The computer on which you want to install Ubuntu must have at least 4 GB of RAM and a hard disk drive (SSD or HDD) with sufficient space (at least 50 GB).
  • The system CPU must support Intel VT-x or AMD-v features, and this feature must be enabled in UEFI / BIOS.

If these conditions are met, you can download the Ubuntu ISO file (disk image file) from the official download site.

In general, there are several versions of Ubuntu. You can download the latest version, which is usually the most advanced version, or download an older version if you need a specific feature that is not available in newer versions.

You Will need a stable internet connection throughout the installation process. However, the download can take a long time; so while Ubuntu is booting, install and configure VirtualBox.

Create a new virtual machine

To download and run VirtualBox on any computer on which you want to install a dual operating system, do the following:

Go to virtualbox.org and download the required version for your computer (macOS / Windows).

After that, run the setup file and follow the instructions on the screen to set up VirtualBox on your computer.

Next, you need to create a new virtual machine to run Ubuntu:

Double-click Oracle VM Virtual Box to start it, and then click New (in the right pane) to set up a new virtual machine.

Enter any name in the "Name" field; you can use "Ubuntu" or whatever.

Click on the "Type" button and select "Linux". In the Value field select Ubuntu and click Next.

Next, select the amount of RAM that Ubuntu should use. You can leave this value at the default or adjust the volume using the slider, (just do not move the slider to the RED part.

Next, instructions on the screen, follow the create a hard disk of the virtual machine. Then double-click the "Name" used, then click the "Folder "And select the downloaded Ubuntu ISO file. Now click Open, Start and then 'Install Ubuntu'. Carefully follow the instructions on the screen to properly configure your installation settings.

Editing your virtual machine settings

If you need to change some settings for a virtual machine profile, click the account name in the main window and then select the settings gear icon in the top menu. On the virtual machine settings page, you can switch between tabs and change the configurations you want.

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  • Download and install DiskInternals VMFS Recovery software on your laptop or computer.
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  • Left-click on your local drive and open it or select SSH connection.
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