Do you want to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 without affecting your windows operating system? If your answer is yes, then read this completed article. This is a beginners guide “How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on VirtualBox in Windows 10“. Here we had provided you with the step-by-step processes.
We are going to use VirtualBox to install Ubuntu on our windows computer. So First, let me clear that VirtualBox is a free and open source software with the help of this software we can install multiple operating systems in a single host operating system. For example, we can install Ubuntu in our Windows 10 operating system without affecting our host operating system (Windows 10).
Here are the recommended system requirements to install Ubuntu:
- 2 GHz dual-core processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful
How to Download and Install VirtualBox
Now after you downloaded the software, install VirtualBox as you install other software on your system. The installation process is easy.
Here you can check the complete process to install VirtualBox on windows 10.
Also Read: How to Install VirtualBox 6.0 on Windows 10
How to Install Ubuntu in Windows 10 using VirtualBox
To install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on VirtualBox in Windows 10 follow these steps.
Step 1: Download Ubuntu ISO File
Go to ubuntu.com and click on download option from the menu and select “Ubuntu Desktop” and download it.
Step 2: Create a
Open the VirtualBox software, now you have to create a Virtual Machine. For that just follow these steps Click on New, name your machine, select the type of Operating System and version that you had downloaded (32-bit or 64-bit). After selecting all this just click “Next“.
Then we have to select Memory Size (RAM for the virtual machine) Minimum 1024 MB is recommended but I’ll suggest you select at least of 2GB RAM or more. Select “Create a Virtual Hard Drive now” and select file type VDI (Virtual Disk Image)
Now we have to allocate storage on physical hard disk. Select “Dynamically allocated” and allocate 50 – 100GB of storage and finally click on “Create”. If you’re facing problem regarding creating a virtual machine then watch the video tutorial mentioned above.
Step 3: Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox
Our virtual machine is ready to install Ubuntu. The only thing remaining is to select the Ubuntu ISO file. Select the Machine Name > Settings > Storage > Controller ID > Empty. On Optical Drive click on the CD icon, click on choose Virtual Optical Drive file and select the Ubuntu ISO image file from your download location, click on open and after that click OK. Now click on “Start” it will start the virtual machine.
Step 4: Setting Up Ubuntu
After that, you’ll get an option to install Ubuntu. Click on Install Ubuntu, select Keyboard layout and on the updates and other software select normal installation, download updates while installing Ubuntu and Install third-party software of graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats and click on “Continue”.
Select installation type as “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”, don’t worry it will not going to erase any of the data because we are installing it on a virtual machine and finally click on Install Now.
After that click on continue, select a location, register a user and click on continue.
It will take approximately 30 minutes to install the Ubuntu operating system. After the installation completed reboot virtual machine on the booting windows press [Enter] to reboot.
Now you are ready to use Ubuntu on windows 10. If you get screen resolution problem then follow these steps to fix it.
Step 1: On the bottom, you will find the Show Allpication option (with nine dots), just click on it and search for settings.
Step 2: Open settings, click on the search icon and search for display. Under display option, you will find the
Note:- If only the half part is visible then drag the window to see the hidden part.
Step 3: Click on Resolution and select resolution depending upon your default computer resolution and after that click Apply and Keep Changes.