How to Install Linux on Your Windows Using VirtualBox

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Introduction: How to Install Linux on Your Windows Using VirtualBox

Hello,,,

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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25 Comments

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billing.indiaaccess
billing.indiaaccess

11 months ago

Very helpful tips,
I will use the same to solve issues of my company Indiaaccess Servers and Hostasp Servers
Thanks for your info

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Shabarish Nayakanti

I am unable to start Ubuntu after clicking Start
It is showing some error please help me in solving that

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sohaib.abubaker
sohaib.abubaker

Question 1 year ago

Hello,
I have a question , after I finish installing Linux image on Oracle VM it gives me a message that the installation is completed , after that when I try to run the linux image it returns back to the first page of installation (the language page) , Can you help me in this issue ?

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JosephZ20
JosephZ20

2 years ago

I couldn't get to Step 5. When I started up my virtual box the screen went black after the loading screen and had fuzzy stuff that followed my mouse. I used the Linux Mint 18.3 iso. I attached a photo of what I see after Step 4. Any ideas on how to proceed?

Note: I gave it 3 GBs of Ram and 10 GB of harddrive space, Used Linux 18.3 cinnamon desktop

Edit: Solved the problem by going to settings in virtualbox, then display, then allocating more video memory to the display

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daniel27r
daniel27r

2 years ago on Step 6

Very well and clearly put. Thanks!

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SaraO31
SaraO31

3 years ago

thank you I have followed all steps it was easy and more productive

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AndréF104
AndréF104

3 years ago

Thanks for example.

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samirak3
samirak3

3 years ago

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.

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tarunk72
tarunk72

3 years ago

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

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chd
chd

3 years ago

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

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Michael JohnK
Michael JohnK

5 years ago

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!

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AJL5
AJL5

5 years ago

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

not on my Actual Laptop?

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pokekart2002
pokekart2002

Reply 5 years ago

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

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GadgetM1
GadgetM1

5 years ago

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.


Hi tnx for the post.In step 5 "erase disk and install linux" doesn't selecting this option wipe ur hard disk?

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boredperson98
boredperson98

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

no, when you create a virtual disk it allocates memory from your harddrive, the virtual machine then makes the OS think that the allocated memory is a harddrive meaning it wont erase data outside of the virtual disk. hope that helps.