This article shows you how to set up Ubuntu 22.04 in a virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10.
As you know, VirtualBox is a great program that offers a free virtualization solution. This software allows you to virtually run and use multiple operating systems on your physical computers.
You can install and experience the most used Ubuntu operating system from Linux distributions on a virtual machine with Oracle software.
After installing a system on a virtual machine with VirtualBox, you must also install the Guest Additions software. Because without installing this software, you cannot change the screen resolution when you run your virtual computer, and the virtual machine will not run at full performance.
After installing VirtualBox on Windows 10, follow this video tutorial or the steps below to create a new machine and install Ubuntu 22.04.
Step 1: Run VirtualBox and click New from the menu on its homepage.
Step 2: After typing the name of the operating system you will install in the Name field, the values in the Type and Version sections will be changed automatically. Again, if you encounter any problems, you can change these settings manually.
Step 3: For the Ubuntu virtual machine, set an appropriate size from your host RAM or a minimum length of 4 GB.
Step 4: Create a new virtual hard disk for a clean system installation.
Step 5: Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the HDD file type.
Step 6: You can specify the virtual disk’s capacity as dynamic or fixed. If you have a fast disk, choose Dynamically Allocated.
Step 7: Determine the size of the virtual disk by considering the dimensions of the programs you will install on the guest machine.
Step 8: After configuring the Ubuntu VM, open its settings.
Step 9: In the General / Advanced tab, change the Shared Clipboard and Drag’n’Drop options to Bidirectional for file sharing.
Step 10: Remove Floppy from System / Boot Order settings and configure the first device as Optical.
Step 11: Set the number of virtual cores to 4 or higher in the System / Processor settings.
Step 12: Set the Video Memory value to 128 MB in the Display / Screen settings. Additionally, tick the 3D Acceleration option.
Step 13: Add a SATA optical drive in the Storage settings and select Empty to add an Ubuntu ISO file to the virtual machine, then click Choose a disk file from the DVD icon.
Step 14: Enable USB 3.0 in USB settings.
Step 15: Run your virtual system and start the Ubuntu installation.
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