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My laptop does not a lot of RAM. I have installed Virtual box on my windows 7 machine. How can I install a Ubuntu environment with just console?

Thank you.

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ubuntu server is console only :) – Evandro Silva Nov 7 '12 at 18:38
up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Download from the ubuntu server 12.04 LTS .iso image (for server always use the latest LTS edition).

  2. Create a new VM machine (512 MB RAM)

  3. In storage settings change empty DVD with the .iso (first boot)

  4. start the vm machine. (it will boot from .iso)

  5. Follow the Ubuntu server installation instructions.

ubuntu server and windows environment

first in ubuntu server run:

sudo tasksel

and choose for install openssh and samba server

on windows

download and install putty and winscp

with putty you can manage ubuntu server through windows and

with winscp you can copy delete etc ubuntu server files and directories

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Thanks a lot. I have done that. But now how can I configure my ubuntu server environment so that I can copy from my Host (Windows 7) to my ubuntu server environment runs on Virtual box? – michael Nov 7 '12 at 22:53
see the edited answer – ptheo Nov 8 '12 at 19:40

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