How to install Linux Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtualbox
So, what Linux distribution are we going to install today? Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit. I would say it’s one of the most popular Linux distributions out there (and has been for a long time). It’s super easy to install, tons of documentation, and fairly easy to learn.
What are we waiting for? Let’s install it!
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop in Virtualbox on OS X Yosemite
Follow these steps
- Start Virtualbox and click New
- Name your VM (if you name it Ubuntu, chances are it will auto select the rest for you)
- Select the amount of RAM you want to dedicate to the VM. I left it the default
- Create a virtual hard drive now
- Leave it set for VDI
- Dynamically allocated is fine
- Select the physical location to store your virtual machine’s hard drive
- Select the ISO so the VM can boot off it
- Select Install Ubuntu
- Select Download updates while installing
- Select Erase disk and install Ubuntu
- Click Continue to the warning message
- Select your timezone (you can type in your nearest large city and it should auto find it)
- Select your keyboard layout
- Insert in some personal info (Name, Computer Name, Username, and Password)
- The install begins
- Reboot when prompted
- Log into your new VM with the password you setup
- You should now be at your desktop.
- You might notice the screen resolution is quite low
- Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD Image
- Select Run
- Type in your password to confirm the installation
- The system will start installing the guest additions
- When done installing guest additions, restart the VM and log back in
- You should be at your desktop with a much better resolution
That’s it, it’s actually quite simple these days!