What is Virtualbox? Virtualbox is a software developed by Oracle Company is used for Virtualization. Virtualbox can create a virtual machine( Computer) where you can install various kinds of operating systems or software( Microsoft Windows series, Linux distro, MacOS, and others) without affecting your computer’s main operating system. The operating system you install on VirtualBox, it will not install on your computer’s hardware also. It takes parts of the hardware from your computer to create there a virtual machine by which you can do anything with the installed operating system on your virtual machine, it won’t affect your computer’s hardware. It means has no disadvantages of crushing your computer or your data. If you are new Install Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox
why should I install Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox or virtual machine? you can install Ubuntu in three ways on your computer( standalone, dual-boot, virtual machine). Installing ubuntu standalone means you install on your computer’s bare hardware where there is no other operating system is installed along by Ubuntu, you have only installed Ubuntu as most of us installing Windows operating system on our PCs( Personal Computers). The reason why people install Microsoft Windows on their computers has two reasons in my point. First, It is easy to use. Second, we used it for a long time.
I won’t prefer you to install Ubuntu or Linux standalone. because if you are not familiar with it, or if you don’t know how to use Linux. and you are new to Linux, so you cannot do many things that you can do on Microsoft Windows. It means you cannot do most of your work on your computer until you get familiar with it or you learn it. till that time you may get bored or give up soon using Linux (Ubuntu) because it is not that is to learn as Microsoft Windows. I am not telling, you cannot learn Linux too soon. I would prefer you( by I mean those who are new to Linux) install Linux( ubuntu) dual-boot with the current operating system you are using or on the virtual machine.
If you are really new and you don’t know about Linux much. I won’t prefer you dual boot it is better to install ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox. Because installing Linux dual boot. it means you install Linux on your computer’s bare hardware and it may cause you something that you won’t want it. I may tell you, My first experience of installing Linux on my computer. I installed it on my flash instate of my computer lucky that was flash. I had installed on another drive, so I may be lost my data. Therefore I would prefer you to install Ubuntu 20.04 on Virtualbox it is safe.
Requirements for how to install Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox
1: You should have the latest version of Oracle VM Virtual box ( if you don’t have download it now. I would prefer to download it from its own site which more secure.)
2: Ubuntu 20.04( if don’t have so download it)
3: at least 2GB of RAM for your Virtual machine
There are some easy steps to follow to install Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox
Before starting steps. I have this in mind that you completed the above requirements and installed Oracle VM Virtualbox. The first thing to do is to open VirtualBox go to the machine tab and click on new. if you could not find it the shortcut button for creating a new virtual machine is (ctrl + n).
Then there would open a new window the example you can see on the image. Then select a Name for your virtual machine, after that select a location where you want virtual machine be (saved). and then select Linux for the type after that select Ubuntu for the version option and click next.
There would come another for selecting RAM capacity for the virtual machine. I would prefer 2GB if your computer has more RAM and you can select the Capacity of RAM to consider your Computer RAM and also considering the performance of your virtual machine don’t worry about the selection of RAM capacity after installation you can change it. after selecting RAM capacity click next.
After that select create a virtual hard disk now then click next and select VMDK and click next.
Then select any considered to the information given by Oracle VM VirtualBox then click next.
Select hard disk size for your virtual machine as there was preferred 10GB of hard disk you can select more. then click create.
the above steps are for creating a virtual machine. now it is ready to install ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox.
To Install Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox follow few steps carefully.
Turn on the virtual machine (Ubuntu).
There would open a window asking for a disk, to find the Ubuntu operating system file and select it. it should be iso file.
after finding then add it and click the on the added file and click choose button and wait for a moment.
Then this window will appear to select the language click on install if you click on try ubuntu then it will go live without installing it.
After selecting install ubuntu then select a keyboard layout for Ubuntu and click continue.
Then select normal installation if you don’t have internet if you have then select install third-party software for graphics and wi-fi hardware and additional media formats and click continue.
As you install Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox and you have no important data on your virtual machine select Erase disk and install Ubuntu then click install now.
And now select a time zone for Ubuntu then click continue.
Then create an account for your Ubuntu and select a strong password for your operating system. My password is short because of an experimental installation. then click continue and wait for installation.
After it installed, Turn it on and there would ask for your username and password.
One thing more. for moving the dock from left to bottom as Microsoft Windows and changing the size of dock’s Icons do there three steps.
First click on pointed icon on the image and type on search bar Appearance and click on appearance.
Scroll down and there you would find the settings for Dock and can select auto-hide, you can change the size of Dock Icons. and you can change the Dock’s position.
This article you learned.
You learned to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a VirtualBox with few steps. You learn about Oracle VM Virtual box what it is and what it does. also you learned why you should install ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox. and You can install Ubuntu in three ways on your computer. and one more thing you learned is about settings of Ubuntu Dock. Anything more if you want to learn about ubuntu remind me and I will help you.
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