Monday, June 17, 2013

Install Ubuntu 13.04 on VirtualBox VM

Review

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a VirtualBox virtual machine. This version is quite unstable. The perform is quite slow although I've allocated more memory to the virtual machine. There are minor inconvenience such as inaccurate tool tip. For those users who want to use Ubuntu as a primary desktop operating system, I would suggest installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For those users who want to try out the new version, please refer to the installation instruction below.

Installation Notes

Setting up Virtual Machine
On VirtualBox select "New".


Enter the name of virtual machine. Click "Continue".


Set your memory allocation for this vm. Click "Continue".


Select an existing virtual hard drive or create a new one. Click "Continue".


If you are creating a new virtual hard drive, select the hard drive file type. Select the default. Click "Continue".


Select "Dynamically allocated" and click "Continue".


Name the virtual hard drive and select the virtual hard drive size. Click "Create".

You are back to the virtual machine manager screen.

Installing Ubuntu
Click "Start" to start the virtual machine.


You need to select the start-up disk. Select the ISO image of Ubuntu 13.04. The system will launch Ubuntu.


Click "Install Ubuntu"


Select if you want to install MP3 plugin and also updating Flash. Click "Continue".


Select "Create disk and install Ubuntu" and click "Install Now".


Select your time zone. Click "Continue".


Select the default keyboard and click "Continue".


Create the username and set a new password. Click "Continue".


The installation begins.



Once the installation is completed you need to restart the system. The login screen is shown as below.


Please remember to run system update for patches.

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