Ubuntu installation on virtualbox

Before we began our journey of ubuntu installation on Virtualbox let me explain to you first, what is a Linux? What is ubuntu? Why we need Linux? Which Linux distribution should I use?

What is Linux?

It is  an operating system just like any other operating system such as window7,  mac os, Window8

What is Ubuntu?

Linux has many different version to suited one taste,  Ubuntu is one the  Linux version (or) distribution

Why we need Linux?

  • high security to protect from viruses
  • runs on any hardware
  • stability

Which Linux distribution should I use?

There is no big difference between different Linux distributions only small changes in the command line and location configuration 

What is a Difference between the Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu server

Ubuntu comes in desktops and servers, which one, you should download, the desktop can have one user at a time while the servers, on the other hand, serves many people at the time, for example, 100 of users can file share on a file server at the same time.

What is a virtual box ? how to download and install?

A virtual box is a software, that allows its users to use more than one operating system at a time, in order to use this software virtualization should be enabled in the bios

I have Lenovo B50 laptop, in order to enter into the bios I use the button fn+f2, press fn button steady and continuously press f2  to enter bios remember every laptop have a different keyword to enter bios

you can download virtualbox by clicking here and select option Select window hosts then download will start,  install the Virtual box by just clicking next, next.

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How to download and install ubuntu with virtual box?

You can download  Ubuntu by clicking here,Make sure you select torrent file because it is an easy way to download Ubuntu, after torrent completes you will get the iso file of ubuntu

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Open the  virtual box  then select new,  to create a new operating system in a virtual box and name it, then click next

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I have 4gb ram so I select half of the ram that is 1.7gb  select according to your ram  then select …..>next, ….>create,…..> next,….> next,……> create hard disk size 20gb

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Now click setting  then select storage option, select empty and on the right side click round disk to load iso file then press ok

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(optional) setting video memory

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Click on the start button

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Steps to install ubuntu 18.10

Step 1: install

Click on install ubuntu

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Step 2: keyboard layout

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Set the keyboard layout  with the desired language

Step 3: updates and  other software

(mark) install third-party software for graphics and wifi hardware and additional media formats then click continue

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Step 4: installation type

4.0: Select something else then continue

4.1: create a new partition by clicking the new partition table then continue

4.2: click on the free space then click on the + symbol

4.3 choose use as swap area and reduce the size to nearly 5000 then press ok

4.4:select free space 16023 then press + symbol

4.5: for  mount point give forward slash (/) then press ok

4.6: click on install now option  then continue

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Step 5: set the country where you stay

Step 6: set user name and password

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Step 7: restart

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step 8: set screen resolution

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After installation of Ubuntu, it is necessary to insert guest additions cd image, so that mouse pointer and keyboard integration will take place

go to devices ……> then insert Guest Additions cd image

Update and upgrade ubuntu  through the terminal

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ubuntu on your Virtualbox

Learn some basic commands to start your journey in Linux by clicking here

Still, confused don’t know what to do? Then watch the video mentioned below, to make sure you did the right thing with Ubuntu installation on Virtualbox.

click here

Mohammed Anees

Hey there, welcome to aneescraftsmanship I am Mohammed Anees an independent developer/blogger. I like to share and discuss the craft with others plus the things which I have learned because I believe that through discussion and sharing a new world opens up


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