In this article, we will configure Linux / Debian 10 on the virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 operating system.
How to Run Debian 10 in VirtualBox on Windows 10
Debian is a Linux-based system and uses the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel.
Debian is an open-source project and is a totally free system and has more than 51,000 applications. You can install the Debian operating system on your physical computer, and you can install and use it on your computer using different virtualization programs.
Debian 10 “Stretch” was released on July 6, 2019. The most beautiful feature of Debian 10 is that it now supports UEFI.
In this article, we will install the Debian 10 operating system step by step using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program.
How to Setup Debian 10 on Virtual Machine
If you have not installed Oracle VBox before, you can browse the VirtualBox Setup on Windows 10 operating system. After installing the software, let’s install Debian 10 Stretch.
Follow the stages below for setting up Debian 10 on Oracle VM VirtualBox.
First open the Oracle VM VirtualBox software and click the New button to create a new VM.
Type the virtual machine name and select the version.
You can set the size of 4 GB RAM for VM. Once you have set the RAM value, click on the Next button.
To create a hard disk for the VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.
Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) for the virtual hard disk file type and click the Next button.
For VM performance, configure the hard disk structure as Fixed Size.
Store the virtual machine hard disk file in a different location. Using an external hdd will increase the performance of the virtual pc. After configuring the VM hard disk file location, click on the Create button.
Wait while the virtual hard disk is creating for the VM…
Before giving power to the virtual machine, open the virtual machine settings. To add the ISO file, click the Right Button / Settings on the virtual machine.
In the settings window, click Storage in the left pane, select Empty, and then click on the CD/DVD symbol and select Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.
Select the Debian 10.0 AMD64 ISO file and click on the OK button.
After adding the ISO image to the virtual machine, power on the virtual machine. Once the VM starts running, you will see the BOOT Menu as shown below.
On the Debian GNU/Linux Boot menu, press Enter on the Graphical Install option.
Select your Debian system language and click the Continue button.
Select the region you live in and click the Continue button.
Select your keyboard layout and click Continue.
Installing additional components…
Type a hostname for VM.
Leave this step blank and click Continue.
Type your root password and click Continue.
Type a username for the Debian OS user account and proceed with the setup.
Type your username again and click Continue.
Set a password for your user account.
Configure your regional time zone and click Continue to continue Debian 10 setup.
For Debian 10 hard disk configuration, select Guided – use entire disk and click the Continue button.
Select the hard disk of Debian.
Select All files in one partition (recommended for new users) and then click the Continue button.
To finish the disk configuration and write the changes to disk, select the Finish partitioning and write changes to disk option and click the Continue button.
Select Yes in the Partition Disk window and then click the Continue button.
Wait while the setup is formatting the disk of Debian 10 machine.
In the Package manager window, select No to skip the additional CD/DVD scan and click the Continue button.
Continue Debian 10 installation by selecting Yes for the network mirror configuration.
Select the archive country and click Continue.
Choose tfp.us.debian.org as it is a good idea to select this address and continue with the installation.
Click the Continue button to skip the proxy settings.
Wait while configuring Apt…
Getting the required software…
If you want to send your statistics to Debian developers, you can choose the Yes option. If you do not, select No and click the Continue button.
In this step you can select the software you want to install. In this article, select the Cinnamon option to install the Debian 10 Cinnamon software and click Continue.
Wait while the software is retrieving…
Select Yes to install the GRUB boot loader and click Continue.
Select the disk to install the GRUB boot loader.
After successfully completing the installation, click the Continue button to restart the VM.
From the GRUB menu, press the Enter button on Debian GNU/Linux.
Type your Debian username and password and click on the Log In button.
The first view of Debian 10 is as follows!
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In this article, we have installed Debian 10 Stretch in VirtualBox in the Windows 10 operating system. In the next post, we will install guest additions. Thanks for following us!