How to create virtual machine in virtualbox?

In this tutorial you will know how to create virtual machine in virtualbox.

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a hypervisor for x86 computers from Oracle Corporation. Innotek GmbH first developed the product before a Sun Microsystems acquisition in 2008. Oracle has continued development since 2010. VirtualBox may be installed on an existing host operating system; it can create and manage guest virtual machines, each with a guest operating system and its own virtual environment. Supported host operating systems include Linux, OS X, Windows XP and later, Solaris, and OpenSolaris; there are also ports to FreeBSD and Genode. Supported guest operating systems include versions and derivations of Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris, Haiku and others. Since release 3.2.0, VirtualBox also allows limited virtualization of OS X guests on Apple hardware, though OS x86 can also be installed using VirtualBox.

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create virtual machine in virtualbox

Step 1: Open Virtual box and click on New on top left corner to create new virtual machine.

Step 2: Then pop up will open and fill in the Name, Type and Version as shown in above image.

Step 3: Then you have select the memory for the virtual machine, I have selected 1024 MB (1 GB) you can change the value according to memory availbale on your system.

Step 4: Then in next window you need Select Hard didk file type, you can select default and click Continue

Step 5: Next step is to Select the physical hard disk, you can choose which you like but Dynamically allocated is preferred.

Step 6: Then you have to select the size of the hard size, I have used 10 GB for tutorial purpose only and then click Create

Step 7: Then Double click on the virtual machine from the list on the list side.

Step 8: Here you need to select the path if the ISO just click on the folder icon as shown in image below and select the iso file as i have already selected ubuntu and then click Start

Step 9: Now the ubuntu will boot up and then you can continue installation.

Please let me know if you got some issues installing virtual machine on virtualbox.

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