Installing and Using Virtual Box

Installing Virtual Box

Step 1

  • Follow the link to enter a page for downloading Virtual Box. Download Virtual Box
  • Once there, select "Virtual Box 4.0.4 for Linux hosts"

Step 2

  • Select the appropriate version of Virtual Box for the Linux distribution
  • Once Virtual Box has been downloaded, double click the file to install it
  • Enter the root password and Virtual Box will install automatically

Installing a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box

Step 1: Dowloading an Installation ISO

  • Download an installation ISO of the virtual machine to be installed

Step 2: Creating a New Virtual Machine

  • Once installed, open Virtual Box
  • Select "New"
  • Enter a name for the virtual machine to be installed and select the OS type
  • Select amount of RAM to be allocated to the virtual machine
  • Select a virtual hard disk on which the virtual machine will boot
  • Click "Next"
  • Select the desired type of virtual hard disk image
  • In the next window, press the "Select" button to the right of "Image File Name." Find the downloaded file of the installation ISO of the virtual machine. Select the file as the image file name.
  • Select the size of the virtual hard disk image
  • In the next window, select "Finish"

Step 3: Attaching a CDROM Image

  • Back in the Virtual Box Manager, an icon and details for the virtual machine have appeared
  • Select "Settings"
  • Once in "Settings," select "Storage" on the side navigation
  • After highlighting the "IDE Controller," click on the image that prompts for adding a new CD/DVD device
  • Locate the downloaded installation ISO file and select it
  • Click "OK"

Step 4: Running the Virtual Machine

  • When the virtual machine icon is highlighted, press the "Start" button

The virtual machine is now operating