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Regarding point 2: Ubuntu installs GRUB, a bootloader that runs right after the system's BIOS that will normally list the options to select what OS you're going to be booting. In your case, it probably only detected the one OS (Ubuntu), so it displays just an icon for a second or so before booting into Ubuntu right away. If you hold shift right between ...
Yes, this should work out of the box. Shutdown the guest, and in the Virtualbox manager, add a virtual network card to it. Set the network type to "NAT". Start the guest again - the virtual computer should recognize the card and have network access on it. (You may need to install the Virtualbox additions in the guest.)
The easiest way is to save/transfer your important files to CD's/DVD's/external HD.
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