How to Install Ubuntu on virtual box

In this post, we will try an easy way to try to install Ubuntu Desktop on a virtual box. VirtualBox is a general-purpose virtualizer. this is available for various operating systems like Linux, Mac, Windows, etc.

Before, the installation process, we need to download the ISO file for Ubuntu. all the versions of Ubuntu are available on the official site of Ubuntu.

Download the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS iso image from the Ubuntu website
 
Open Virtual Box and clicks on the 'new' button to create a Virtual Machine.

(If not installed virtual machine click here to install)

1. Name: Ubuntu (or any other name you want)

2. Type: select Linux

3. Version: Ubuntu (64-bit)

4. Memory Size: choose to Memory size according to your system RAM (Half of your System RAM)

5. Check on 'creating a virtual hard disk now'

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Choose file size and create (Recommended 100 GB at least)

Now your virtual machine created


Click on storage to install Ubuntu OS


1. Storage
2. Click on empty
3. Select Optical Drive
4. Choose iso image of ubuntu


After mounting the ubuntu iso image click on ok


Now Click on the start button

After clicking on the start button wait for further option

Now follow the below steps in order to complete the installation

Click on the  Install Ubuntu option (if you want to try once before installing then you can click on try ubuntu)
Select Keyboard layout and click on the continue button
check on the boxes for Normal installation and download updates while installing ubuntu.
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Click on the Install Now button. (No need to worried about the Erase disk option, It will erase the disk inside the VirtualBox only) 
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Click on the continue button, and proceed 
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Select your location and time zone
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Put your computer's name and set a password.
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Wait for the installation process. It will take time as per your internet speed.

Now Installation is completed click on Restart Now

Now Ubuntu is installed on your virtual machine and ready to use

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