In this Beginners Guide To Install Ubuntu on Windows 10, You will find How to install Ubuntu on Windows 10, step-by-step, accompanied with proper screenshots and video.
Ubuntu is a free and open source operating system. We are going to install Ubuntu on our VirtualBox. So before start how to install Ubuntu on windows 10. Check various prerequisites to install Ubuntu on a system.
- Ubuntu ISO burned to a USB or DVD (we’ll see it)
- Oracle VM VirtualBox (we’ll see it)
- A bootable USB drive (we’ll see how to make a bootable USB drive)
Let’s see the steps of installing Ubuntu:
Step 1: Download Ubuntu ISO File
Go to Ubuntu.com and download the Ubuntu ISO image file for your system. At present, there are two LTS version available, Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10.1. You can download whichever you prefer to use.
Here are the recommended system requirements:
- 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
Step 2: Download Oracle VM VirtualBox
Go to virtualbox.org and download Oracle VM VirtualBox. VirtualBox is a software which allows you to install multiple OS (Operating System)
Step 3: Install VM VirtualBox
Now you have to install the VirtualBox, the installation process is easy. Install the software as you install other software on your system.
Step 4: Creating a Virtual Machine
Open the Virtual Box, now you have to create Virtual Machine. In this virtual machine, we are going to install the Ubuntu OS. For that just follow this steps Click on New a pop up will appear where you have to name your operating system and select the type of OS and OS version that you had downloaded (32-bit or 64-bit).
After selecting all this just click “Next“. Then select the amount of memory (RAM for the virtual machine) Minimum 1024 MB (1 GB). And create a virtual Hard Drive select file type VDI (Virtual Disk Image). We are going to create a dynamic hard drive. If you are facing some problem regarding creating a virtual machine.
Check full tutorials on the video provided in this article.
Step 5: Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox
Now our virtual machine is ready for the install. To install the Ubuntu on VirtualBox follow this step select the OS name in VirtualBox then click Settings > Storage > Controller ID > Empty > Optical Drive. Now click on optical drive drop down menu and select choose virtual optical disk file. Select the Ubuntu ISO image file from you downloaded location, then click OK.
Now click Start it will install Ubuntu on your VirtualBox. It will take some to install.
Step 6: Setting Up Ubuntu
When you click “Start” it starts to install Ubuntu. While it is been installing it will ask you to select your language and “Try Ubuntu” or “Install Ubuntu” just click install Ubuntu. After that it will open up an installation wizard where you have to select your keyword layout, do you want to updates the OS, your location and many more. After selecting all the required details just click install. It will set up your Ubuntu system approximately it can take 30 minutes of fully install. If you get stopped somewhere then follow the video provided in the article for the proper instruction.
Hope this you help you out to install Ubuntu on virtual box.