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How do I install Ubuntu inside VirtualBox?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 on my machine and trying to install 10.04 on virtualbox. I have already downloaded the .iso image. I was wondering if it's possible to install this without writing this image to usb or cd drive.

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Create and start the VM, specify the iso file, and begin installation. Creating a bootable USB or CD is not necessary. Good luck.

  • I used to remember struggling with virtual drive softwares and guest additions for this when I was using windows. This was easy as a pie, thanks.. – none Oct 28 '12 at 22:52

Yes you can do it. You can either specify .iso file on the VM or simply use virtual drive software. This page contains valuble info: Feel Ubuntu on Virtual Box

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