Archive for June 5th, 2009

Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox (Part 2)

Continue from the previous part: Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox (Part 1).

We have already downloaded all the needed softwares and finish the virtualbox installation, so far so good~

Now launch the newly installed virtualbox, let’s …

[Create a virtual machine]
Remember we mentioned that the OS needs to be installed on a physical machine in our last post? Yeah, right now we are gonna to prepare a virtual physical machine, using virtualbox.

The fresh installed virtualbox looks like below:

create virtual machine 1
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Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox (Part 1)

[Dedication]
To my friend louchx:), welcome to the Unix/Linux world!

[Overview]
Ubuntu is one of the most popular linux distribution nowadays. It mainly focus on usability, accessibility and internationalization, to reach as many people as possible. Refer ubuntu home page and this wiki page for more detail information about ubuntu.

Usually we will need a physical machine to install an OS like ubuntu, but since that’s our first time to install linux, let’s choose another more secure way. We will use a software virtualizer to virtualize a physical machine for us.

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. According to its official home page, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
Another choice is VMware, but since it’s not free, that’s not my recommendation here.

So… here we will install ubuntu on virtualbox based on windows hosts.
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