Installing Ubuntu Desktop on Virtualbox Mac

In the world of Linux there is nothing that compares to the usability of Ubuntu. Ubuntu has a desktop and server edition for all of your computing needs.

What You’ll Need

Virtual Machine Requirements

  • 512mb of ram
  • 5gb of storage space
Click the arrow to begin. Open up VirtualBox for Mac Click on New and start naming it Ubuntu. This will autopopulate the name and the characteristics of machine For the sake of the argument I left RAM at default. Leave it at default. Select VDI. Dynamically allocated will allow you to change the size in the future. Most installations of Linux are on the lighter side. Regardless 8GB should be enough You will need to click settings-> Storage and add the ISO file that you downloaded. Select "Choose Disk" Select the ISO. Double click on the virtual machine to start it and follow the instructions. Use the arrow keys to select "Install Ubuntu" Select your language. These check boxes are optional. Select "Erase Everything and Install Ubuntu" Click "Continue" in order keep going. Select your timezone. Select your keyboard layout Create a Username and Password. Something like this... From this point on Ubuntu will install. It will also download updates if you choose to do so. You won't be able to remove the media until the machine is completely shut down. Log in. Congrats! You have just installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox for Mac.
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Click on New and start naming it Ubuntu. This will autopopulate the name and the characteristics of machine

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