Linux for Starters

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