Difference between revisions of "EBC Exercise 06 Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox"

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* Install as usual.  I made no changes on the '''Custom Setup''' page.  I got the following message some 9 times.  I clicked continue.
 
* Install as usual.  I made no changes on the '''Custom Setup''' page.  I got the following message some 9 times.  I clicked continue.
 
[[File:VBox_-_Install_Warning.png|300px]]
 
[[File:VBox_-_Install_Warning.png|300px]]
* I'll add some details on how I got it to use a VMware disk.
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* Start VirtualBox.  Click '''New'''.
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[[File:VBox_-_New.png|300px]]
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* Run the wizard and give your machine a name.
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[[File:VBox_-_Create_New_Virtual_Machine.png|300px]]
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* I used 1024M for the memory size.  Make sure your host computer has at least 2 times the real RAM as the virtual machine.
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[[File:VBox_-_Memory_Size.png|300px]]
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* Select '''Use existing hard disk''' and click [[File:VBox_-_Browse.png]]
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[[File:VBox_-_Virtual_Hard_Disk.png|300px]]
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* Click [[File:VBox_-_Add.png]]and select your virtual drive.
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[[File:VBox_-_Select_disk_image.png|300px]]
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* Click '''Select''', '''Next''', '''Finish'''.
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* Click [[File:VBox_-_Start.png]]
 
* Install DKMS via <code>sudo apt-get install dkms</code>
 
* Install DKMS via <code>sudo apt-get install dkms</code>
 
* Install the '''Guest Additions''' from [http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/10/13/installing-guest-additions-for-ubuntu-guests-in-virtualbox/ here].  This will let you use use larger screen resolutions and handles the mouse better.
 
* Install the '''Guest Additions''' from [http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/10/13/installing-guest-additions-for-ubuntu-guests-in-virtualbox/ here].  This will let you use use larger screen resolutions and handles the mouse better.
 
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Revision as of 16:59, 30 April 2010


Here's some things I learned installing VirtualBox.

  • Download from here.
  • Install as usual. I made no changes on the Custom Setup page. I got the following message some 9 times. I clicked continue.

VBox - Install Warning.png

  • Start VirtualBox. Click New.

VBox - New.png

  • Run the wizard and give your machine a name.

VBox - Create New Virtual Machine.png

  • I used 1024M for the memory size. Make sure your host computer has at least 2 times the real RAM as the virtual machine.

VBox - Memory Size.png

  • Select Use existing hard disk and click VBox - Browse.png

VBox - Virtual Hard Disk.png

  • Click VBox - Add.pngand select your virtual drive.

VBox - Select disk image.png

  • Click Select, Next, Finish.
  • Click VBox - Start.png
  • Install DKMS via sudo apt-get install dkms
  • Install the Guest Additions from here. This will let you use use larger screen resolutions and handles the mouse better.