James Bannan16 December 2008, 10:00 PM
Page 2 - Install VirtualBox
Want to get Vista up and running on your Ubuntu system? Find out how with our step-by-step tutorial.
Step 2 - Install VirtualBox
Before we start, a quick note about our choice of virtualization platforms. There are other options available for Ubuntu (and other Linux platforms) such as Xen.
We chose VirtualBox because we wanted to base the tutorial on a platform which was free, intuitive and which supported as wide a range of host and guest operating systems as possible. It's also very easy to set up on Ubuntu and does not require advanced Linux technical skills.
During testing we were very impressed with VirtualBox, and are using it as the platform for all our virtualization tutorials.
To install VirtualBox, you will need an active internet connection:
- Right-click the Debian installer and select "Open with "GDebi Package Installer""
- The package installer loads. Click "Install Package" and enter your user password when prompted
- Package files are installed and extra modules are downloaded
Once installed, launch VirtualBox from Applications --> System Tools --> Sun xVM VirtualBox. You'll be prompted to register (which is free) and this also creates the default VirtualBox folder structure within your user profile (/home/username/.VirtualBox/).