How to Install Linux on Your Windows Using VirtualBox





Introduction: How to Install Linux on Your Windows Using VirtualBox


My name is Marwan Aljadani from class B203, I`ll be show you how to install Linux on your Windows.

You just need Two things:

- VirtualBox
This software can running Windows, Linux, Mac operating systems.
you can download it from HERE

- Linux OS ( For example Linux Mint 15 )
This is the Linux system. 
you can download it from HERE

Step 1: Choose System Type

- After install VirtualBox, click New.
- Write your system Name for example Linux Mint 15.
Select Type: Linux.
Select Version: Ubuntu.

Step 2: Select the Amount of RAM

- Here select the amount of RAM

For example:

1024 MB = 1 GB
2048 MB = 2 GB

Step 3: Hard Disk Setting

- Choose Create a virtual hard drive now, to make a virtual disk space.
- Then select the VDI to make a backup.
- Choose Dynamically allocated.
- Now select the amount of hard drive size.

Step 4: Choose Liunx ISO File

- Now we done from hardware setting.

- Click Start to launch system.
- Choose your system iso file from your computer.
for example my system iso file is (linuxmint-15-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso)

Step 5: Install Linux and Make Account

- Click on the Install Linux Mint.
- And select Erase disk and install Linux Mint.
- Then press Install Now.

- Now make your account
- Then press Continue.

Step 6: Congratulations

- Congratulations now you have Linux on your Windows.

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Please help me. After installation something went wrong. So I removed the file from virtualbox->file->virtual media manager but still I can see my drive is allocated with the space. Can you please tell me how should I free that space.

Linux is running fine but in rendering mode and keeps throwing the message on screen. Any instructions on that?


hello my mouse is not work and window is stuck
pls help me

Great tutorial. Worked perfectly.If you are contemplating drive space allocation, go with at least 10 GB (depending on your needs, of course). Mint wants 8.4. Thanks!


if i press erase disk, that only erases on the VirtualBox, Right?

not on my Actual Laptop?

Yes. It only erases the Virtual disk. Not your actual one.

Glad I found this page, worked great except for on my Lenovo G50-45, you have to enable virtualization in the bios. (AMD SVM in my case) so that Virtualbox gives you the option to select a 64bit version of Linux. Thanks for this guide.