How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will install Linux / Debian 9.8 on the virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Debian is a Linux-based operating system and uses the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel.

Debian is an open-source project and is a totally free operating 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 9 “Stretch” was released on June 17, 2017. The most beautiful feature of Debian 9 is that it now supports UEFI.

In the previous article, we implemented Linux Mint installation using the VirtualBox virtualization program. You can browse this article at the following link.

In this article, we will install the Debian 9.8 operating system step by step using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program.

How to Setup Debian 9.8 on VirtualBox 6.0.4 Virtual Machine

If you have not installed VirtualBox before, you can browse the VirtualBox Setup on Windows 10 operating system. After installing Oracle VM VirtualBox, let’s install Debian 9.8 Stretch.

Follow the stages below for setting up Debian 9.8 on Oracle VM VirtualBox.

   Step 1

First open the Oracle VM VirtualBox program and click the New button to create a new VM.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 Software

   Step 2

Type the virtual machine name and select the version.

Create a New Virtual Machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 3

You can set the size of 4 GB RAM for VM. Once you have set the RAM value, click on the Next button.

Configuring the Size of RAM for Debian in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 4

To create a hard disk for the VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.

Creating a New Virtual Disk for Debian in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 5

Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) for the virtual hard disk file type and click Next.

Creating Harddisk File Type for Debian in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 6

For VM performance, configure the hard disk structure as Fixed Size.

Storage on Physical Harddisk in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 7

Store the hard disk file in a different location. Using an external hdd will increase the performance of the virtual machine. After configuring the VM hard disk file location, click on the Create button.

Specifying HDD Location for Debian in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 8

Wait while the virtual hard disk is creating for the VM…

Creating HDD for Debian in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 9

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.

Debian Virtual Machine Settings in Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 10

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.

Adding Debian ISO File to Virtual Machine

   Step 11

Select the Debian 9.8.0 AMD64 ISO file and click on the OK button.

Selecting ISO File for Debian 9.8

   Step 12

After adding the ISO image to the virtual machine, power on the virtual machine. Once the virtual machine 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.

Debian 9.8 Installation Screen

   Step 13

Select your system language and click the Continue button.

Selecting System Language for Debian 9.8

   Step 14

Select the region you live in and click Continue.

Selecting Location for Debian 9.8

   Step 15

Select your keyboard layout and click Continue.

Selecting Keyboard Layout for Debian 9.8

   Step 16

Installing additional components…

Loading Additional Componentes for Debian 9.8

   Step 17

Type a hostname for VM.

Configuring the Network for Debian in VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 18

Leave this step blank and click Continue.

Configuring the Domain Name for Debian in VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 19

Type your root password and click Continue.

Configuring the Root Password for Debian in VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 20

Type a username for the Debian operating system user account and proceed with the setup.

Configuring the Username for Debian in VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 21

Type your username again and click Continue.

Creating a New Username for Debian in VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 22

Set a password for your user account.

Creating Root Password for Debian in VirtualBox 6.0.4

   Step 23

Configure your regional time zone and click Continue to continue Debian 9 setup.

Configuring the Clock for Debian

   Step 24

For Debian 9 hard disk configuration, select Guided – use entire disk and click the Continue button.

Partitioning Disks in Debian in VirtualBox

   Step 25

Select the hard disk of Debian.

Selecting VBOX Harddisk

   Step 26

Select All files in one partition (recommended for new users) and click the Continue button.

All files in one partition (recommended for new users)

   Step 27

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.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 28

Select Yes and click Continue.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 29

Wait while the setup is formatting the disk of Debian 9 machine.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 30

In the Package manager window, select No to skip the additional CD/DVD scan and click the Continue button.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 31

Continue Debian 9 installation by selecting Yes for the network mirror configuration.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 32

Select the archive country and click Continue.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 33

Choose tfp.us.debian.org as it is a good idea to select this address and continue with the installation.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 34

Click the Continue button to skip the proxy setting.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 35

Wait while configuring Apt…

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 36

Getting the required software…

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 37

If you want to send your statistics to Debian developers, you can choose Yes. If you do not, select No and click Continue.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 38

In this step you can select the software you want to install. In this article, select the Cinnamon option to install the Debian 9.8 Cinnamon software and click Continue.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 39

Wait while the software is retrieving…

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 40

Select Yes to install the GRUB boot loader and click Continue.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 41

Select the disk to install the GRUB boot loader.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 42

After successfully completing the installation, click the Continue button to restart the VM.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 43

From the GRUB menu, press the Enter button on Debian GNU/Linux.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 44

Type your username and password and click on the Log In button.

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 45

The first view of Debian 9 is as follows!

How to Install Debian 9.8 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

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   Final Word

In this article, we have installed Debian 9.8 Stretch in VirtualBox in Windows 10 operating system. In the next post, we will install guest additions. Thanks for following us!

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