Create and Manage Virtual Machines Using VirtualBox
Install Virtualbox in Ubuntu Gutsy
If you want to install Virtualbox in Ubuntu Dapper,Edgy,Feisty,Gutsy you need to download the latest .deb package from here if you are using Ubuntu dapper you need to download the appropriate package from this link.In this example i am showing how to install virtualbox in Ubuntu edgy.
Preparing Your system
First you need to install the following packages
sudo apt-get install libxalan110 libxerces27
Once you download the package you have virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb file
Install.deb file using the following command
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb
At the time of installation if you have any dependency problems like the following errors
Selecting previously deselected package virtualbox.
(Reading database ... 174459 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking virtualbox (from virtualbox_1.5.4-27034_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox:
virtualbox depends on libxalan110; however:
Package libxalan110 is not installed.
virtualbox depends on libxerces27; however:
Package libxerces27 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing virtualbox (--install):
dependency problems -- leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
If you see the above error message you can use the following command to install all the required dependencies
sudo apt-get -f install
This will complete the installation
Starting the VirtualBox Graphical User Interface
If you want to start Virtualbox GUI use the following command from your terminal(Applications--->Accessories--- >Termianl)
Once it opens you should see the following screen
VirtualBox Version Details
Creating a Virtual machine
If you want to create a Virtual machine you need to click on "New" button in the user interface will guide you through the new virtual machine
Now the following wizard will appear click next
In the next screen You nees to select VMname and OS Type and click next
Now you need to select the memory for your VM
Here you need to select the Virtual hard disk details and click next
Summary of your Virtual Machine and click finish
Once you click on finish You should see the following screen
If you want to start this VM you need to click on "Start" in the user interface
This is virtualbox installation in ubuntu edgy and also explains how to create a new virtual machine now you can install whatever OS you want to test.If you want more information on virtualbox check here