Updated at: 2022-02-22 GMT+08:00

Installing a Linux OS on the VM

The installation procedure varies depending on the image file you use. Install the OS as prompted. This section uses Ubuntu 14.04 as an example to describe how to install a Linux OS on the VM.

Prerequisites

You have obtained the ISO image file, for example, Ubuntu-14.04-server.iso.

Procedure

Use the ISO file to install the OS for the newly created empty VM.

  1. In VirtualBox Manager, select the new VM and click Settings.
    Figure 1 Configuring the VM
  2. Choose Storage > Empty, click in the Attributes area, and select the ISO image file Ubuntu-14.04-server.iso.
    Figure 2 Selecting the ISO file to be mounted
    Figure 3 Selecting the mounted ISO file
  3. Click OK.
  4. In VirtualBox Manager, select the new VM and click Start.
    Figure 4 Starting the VM
  5. Install the OS as prompted.
    Figure 5 Installing the OS

    When installing the OS, you are advised to use only one partition, that is to say, the root partition.

    When customizing the root partition, select Standard Partition and use file system ext3 or ext4 and partition table MSDOS. The root partition must be a primary partition.

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