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Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Running VirtualBox – Part 20

Download Guest OS

For this walk-through, we are going to install openSUSE as the guest operating system.

Download the offline ISO image for Intel/AMD 64-bit architecture from openSUSE’s website.

It’s a large download (4.4 GB in size). Make a note of the directory where you save the ISO file.


Install VirtualBox on the Host Machine

We are running Ubuntu on the host machine. Open the Terminal and type the following command to ensure your machine is up-to-date.

$ sudo apt update

We can then install VirtualBox with the command:

$ sudo apt install virtualbox

Start up VirtualBox from the Dash or from the command-line. You’ll see the VirtualBox Manager.

VirtualBox - first run

We can now proceed and create the new virtual machine to run our guest operating system.


Page 3 – Create New Virtual Machine

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Set up host machine
Page 2 – Download Guest OS / Install VirtualBox
Page 3 – Create New Virtual Machine
Page 4 – Settings
Page 5 – Power on the Virtual Machine
Page 6 – Guest Additions
Page 7 – Snapshots & Cloning


All articles in this series:

Linux For Starters: Your Guide to Linux
1What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?
2Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.
3Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.
4We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.
5Things to do after installing Ubuntu.
6Navigating your way around the Desktop.
7Updating the system, install new software.
8Open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.
9Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.
10We cover the basics of files and permissions.
11Getting help from your system.
12Learn all about the file system.
13Manipulating files from the shell.
14Maintain your system with these simple tips.
15Managing users on your system.
16Explore different desktops to GNOME 3.
17Gaming on Linux.
18Protect your privacy with this guide.
19Access the Windows desktop from Linux using a remote desktop client.
20Set up a virtual machine running Ubuntu as the host and openSUSE as the guest.
21Wine lets you run Windows programs on Linux without emulation.
22Extend your GNOME desktop with extensions and themes.
XUseful Linux commands.
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2 comments

    1. I don’t think there’s a way without trying a distro for yourself. Maybe Oracle should make this type of information available

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