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I would like to know if anyone can help me with installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox 4.1.12. I'm really having trouble installing ubuntu on there. I am a first time user but always wanted to give it a try, but just need a bit of help.

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Can you elaborate more? –  Vidyadhar May 26 '12 at 17:41
    
Are you using VirtualBox inside Windows, or inside Ubuntu? Not sure if its still relevant, but could you please also let us know if your using the Community Edition (i.e. the ones usually found in the official repos) or are you using the Standard Edition (i.e. using the repos provided by Sun/Oracle). –  hazrpg May 26 '12 at 17:49
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Is there actually a problem installing Ubuntu inside VirtualBox, or are you just looking for a guide for installing inside VirtualBox? –  Eliah Kagan May 26 '12 at 17:51
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Also duplicate? askubuntu.com/questions/153091/… –  penreturns Sep 2 '12 at 20:16
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@OliveTwist No, the OP isn't trying to install Virtualbox,but trying to install Ubuntu insoide of VirtualBox. –  hexafraction Oct 6 '12 at 14:59
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Go to the home page on Ubuntu's website and then go to the download section, and get Ubuntu if you haven`t done so already. You can burn the image to a CD or use it as is ISO image. Install VirtualBox if not installed already.

To install Virtualbox you can download it from VirtualBox

Once downloaded, navigate to where the file was downloaded, and then double click on it to install.

Once you have done the previous steps go here for a complete tutorial on how to install Ubuntu inside a virtual box.

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I think OP may be currently running windows. –  handuel Aug 29 '13 at 6:43
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Installing Ubuntu under virtual box

  1. open virtualbox
  2. than click New
    creating
  3. then click Next
  4. Set name something like Ubuntu 12.04 (it will automaticly set type to linux)
  5. Set memory f.e. 1024 MB
  6. Select Create new hard disk
  7. Select VDI then Next
  8. Select Dynamically allocated then Next
  9. Set location(let it stay its default) and its size (f.e 20GB) then Next
  10. Then Create
  11. Then again Create
  12. Here is two ways
    • Install from .iso
    • Install from DVD
  13. Start VM
  14. There select what kind of installation you want(from iso or from dvd)
  15. then the installation will start
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  1. Open VirtualBox and select New . A new window will come out.
  2. Choose your guest OS and architecture (32 vs. 64 bit, e.g select Ubuntu)
  3. Set your Base Memory (RAM)
  4. Click next until it show the vm storage size. Put how much space you need depending on your hardisk and finish the wizard by clicking the create button.
  5. On VirtualBox main window, select START and pick your MEDIA SOURCE. In your case, select iso on your desktop.
  6. Finish the installation as normal install.
  7. Remove your installation .iso from the virtual optical disk drive before restarting the VM.
  8. Install Guest Additions.

Follow this guide:

Open Virtualbox and click at New button.

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Setup Wizard will appear and click at Next button.

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Enter your Virtual Machine name, and choose your guets OS and architecture (32- vs. 64-bit) from the dropdown menu and click Next button.

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Enter memory (RAM) to reserve for your virtual machine and click Next button.

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Tick at Startup Disk and Create New Hard disk and click at Next button.

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Choose the type of file that you want to use for virtual disk and click Next button.

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Choose your storage detail and click Next button.

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Enter the size of your virtual disk (in MB) and click Next button.

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You will see the detail of your input here. Click Create button to continue.

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The "New Virtual Machine Wizard" will close and back to VirtualBox Manager. Select your Virtual Machine and click Start button.

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"First Run Wizard" will appear and click Next button.

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Click at 'folder' icon and choose your Ubuntu iso directory.

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Select your Ubuntu iso file and click Next button.

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In 'Summery' box, click Start button.

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This screen will appear when it start boot.

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After a successful installation we have to remove our installation .iso image from the virtual optical drive before we reboot. This can be done from the "Devices" menu or by removing the .iso from the VM settings:

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Thanks @Jorge Castro –  penreturns Jun 19 '12 at 17:36
    
Thanks dear , but problemo is that in Step 12 " Select installation Media" I dont have Disk Drive now its gone rogue . But I do have .iso image in my hard drive. Can u please tell me how to mount it . So i can select it in Step 12 –  OmiPenguin Jun 19 '12 at 18:52
    
Just locate your iso, or to make it easy, copy iso file to Home folder and locate from VirtualBox. –  penreturns Jun 19 '12 at 19:01
    
locate from VirtualBox? How, coz when ever i try to run virtual box it immediately show this error " Fatal: No bootable medium found! System halted" And i copied the .iso image in /Home folder. –  OmiPenguin Jun 30 '12 at 16:33
    
@UmairMustafa Create the VM with the default settings and then on the First Run Wizard you get when you start the VM, browse to the .iso file. You must tell VirtualBox to use that ISO to boot. Delete the VM and create it again, following the last 4 images and steps carefully. –  hexafraction Oct 6 '12 at 14:57
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