How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10? – Oracle VM VirtualBox allows you to set up and run virtual machines on the operating system you are using.
How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10?
Once you have installed VirtualBox and installed a new virtual machine, you can start installing the operating system by integrating the ISO files of operating systems such as Windows, Linux or MacOS into this virtual machine.
The greatest advantage of the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program is that it is open source and completely free. In our previous article, we discussed How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10. In this article, we will provide the steps to install and configure VirtualBox on Linux based Ubuntu 17.10.
After installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10, we will install the Guest Additions required for VirtualBox. And finally, we’ll take steps to set up the VirtualBox virtual machine on Ubuntu.
How to Install VirtualBox 5.1.28 on Ubuntu 17.10 Step by Step?
Follow the steps below to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10.
First, click on https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads to download the VirtualBox program for Ubuntu. And you will see the following image. Click on Linux distributions as shown below.
Linux distributions will be listed as below and download the appropriate version according to the hardware specifications of your computer.
Download the required file for installing the Ubuntu VirtualBox Guest Additions by clicking All supported platforms.
After downloading the VirtualBox program for Ubuntu to your computer, open the Terminal on the Ubuntu desktop. Use the cd Desktop command to switch to the desktop from the terminal, and then execute the following command to start the VirtualBox installation on Ubuntu.
[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.1_5.1.28-117968-Ubuntu-zesty_amd64.deb
After creating the VirtualBox installation files, clean the Terminal screen by pressing Ctrl + L.
Now, use the following command to install VirtualBox.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
The installation of Ubuntu VirtualBox started as you see in the image below. It is reported that new packages will be downloaded and installed for VirtualBox. Press Y (Yes) to start the installation.
The necessary packages have been downloaded and installed. Clean the terminal console screen.
To start VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10, press Enter in VirtualBox in Terminal.
VirtualBox installation on Ubuntu 17.10 has completed. You can check VirtualBox version from Help/About.
How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 17.10?
We had downloaded the necessary files to install VirtualBox guest add-ons through VirtualBox.
Double-click on the package to start installing the VirtualBox guest additions.
Click the Install button.
Accept the VirtualBox license agreement by clicking on the I Agree button.
Type in the Root password for your Ubuntu operating system and click on the Authenticate button.
VirtualBox guest additions installation has completed. Click the OK button to close the information window.
How to Create New Virtual Machine in VirtualBox?
After installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10, we finished installing guest additions. And last but not least, let’s create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox.
Open the VirtualBox program and click the New button.
Type in your operating system name you will install and select the operating system version from the version section.
Specify the amount of RAM for the virtual machine and click on the Next button.
To add a hard disk to the virtual machine, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.
Continue by selecting the VDI option as the virtual machine hard disk type.
Continue by selecting the Dynamically allocated option on the Storage on physical hard disk window.
If you want to change the virtual machine hard disk location, you can change it in the File location and size window.
We have completed the steps to create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox. From this step, you can start the Windows 7 operating system installation by integrating the ISO file.
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