Do you want to install Ubuntu on Windows 11 without affecting your windows operating system? If your answer is yes, then you are at the right place. Here is a beginner’s guide on “How to Install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on VirtualBox“. Here we had provided you with the step-by-step processes.
Ubuntu is a free and open-source operating system based on Linux. Before installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, you have to download and install VirtualBox on Windows 11 operating system.
How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox
We are going to use VirtualBox to install Ubuntu on our windows computer. So first, let me clear that VirtualBox is free and open-source software with the help of this software we can install multiple operating systems in a single host operating system.
1. How to Download Ubuntu ISO File
So before discussing how we can install Ubuntu on Windows 11. You have to download the Ubuntu ISO file on Windows 11.
For that, visit ubuntu.com, click on the download option from the menu select “Ubuntu Desktop” and download the LTS version for windows.
2. Creating a Virtual Machine for Ubuntu
Now to install Ubuntu on Windows 11 using VirtualBox, we have to create a virtual machine. To create a virtual machine follow the following steps:
Step 1: Open the VirtualBox software and click on “New” to create a Virtual Machine for Ubuntu.
Step 2: After that, name your machine, and select the type of Operating System as “Linux” and the version that you had downloaded (32-bit or 64-bit). After selecting all this just click “Next“.
Step 3: Assign the amount of RAM you want to give to your Ubuntu Virtual Machine. 4GB is the recommended one, however, for better performance you can allow more if your host system (Windows 11) has enough spare memory block.
Step 4: Create a Virtual Hard disk, let the default option be selected, and just click on the “Create” button.
Step 5: Here you have an option to select the hard disk file type. Simply choose VDI (Virtual Disk Image) and click on “Next“.
Step 6: Now you have to allocate storage on the physical hard disk. Select “Dynamically allocated” and allocate 50 – 100GB of storage and finally click on “Create”.
That’s it. This is how you can create a virtual machine for the Ubuntu operating system.
3. Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox
Now our virtual machine is ready for installation. To install Ubuntu on VirtualBox follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the operating system name in VirtualBox, then click Settings > Storage > Controller ID > Empty > Optical Drive.
Step 2: Now click on the optical drive drop-down menu and select “Choose disk file“. Select the Ubuntu ISO image file from your downloaded location, then click “OK“.
Note:- If the “OK” button does not work, then you have to enable Virtualization Settings on your BIOS. Check out our guide on how to enable virtualization on Windows 11.
Step 3: Now to install Ubuntu on Virtual Machine, select your virtual machine name and click the “Start” button.
After that, it will open the Ubuntu installation windows. Here you have to set up your Ubuntu installation, for that, follow the below steps.
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 on VirtualBox.
After the installation is completed restart the virtual machine, on the booting windows press the [Enter] to reboot. Now you are ready to use Ubuntu on windows 11. If you get a screen resolution problem then follow these steps to fix it.
Step 1: On the bottom, you will find the Show Application 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 the display option, you will find the “resolution” option.
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”.
That’s it, this is how you can install Ubuntu on VirtualBox inside Windows 11. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.