Virtual Box OS Virtualization tuturial in Windows
This tutorial for VirtualBox Free Virtualization Software made by Oracle will teach you how to setup and use Oracle's Virtual box software to virtualize an entire Operating System on your computer which is running in Windows. VirtualBox is a free virtualization software like VirtualPC, VMWare, etc. Virtualization software is used to emulate/simulate real operating systems which are normaly installed directly on a hard drive partitions. But, with virtualization you can install Linux, a different version of Windows, Unix, etc within your host operating system via a virtual hard drive file installed with an operating system which could be Windows, Mac, or Linux without making any changes to your computer's hard drive partition settings because the Virtual operating system is self-contained in a virtual hard drive. You can also run multiple operating systems at once including your host operating system, so virtualization is good for multi-tasking if your PC has enough speed to handle running multiple Operating Systems at once.By using one PC to run multiple operating systems, you can save a lot of money since you do not have to own multiple PCs to run multiple operating systems at once, and you can use a smaller office since you do not need the space to run multiple computers at the same time. You also spend less on cooling costs since you no longer have to cool multiple computers. Running multiple operating systems on one computer in a virtual environment is also more power efficient because you only need to power one machine, one monitor, one pair of speaker, and other devices, so you spend less on your electricity bill while saving the environment. There is also less waste using one computer then buying multiple computers since when it is time to replace your computer, you just need to recycle one computer instead of multiple computers.
Step 1. Open Virtual Box.
Step 2. Click the New Button.
Step 3. Press Next
Step 4. Type your name for the OS and pick the OS type from the drop down menu box.
Step 5. Adjust the memory deending on how much ram you have if you have 2+ GB of ram on your system then 1 GB will be good. Press Next
Step 6. Press New...
Step 7. Press Next>
Step 8. Pick the option that is best for you. then press Next>
Step 9. Pick the amount of space you want for the Image Size by moving the Slider then press Next>.
Step 10. Press Finish
Step 11. Pick the Boot Hardrive you previously made and press Next.
Step 12. Press Finish
Step 13. Right click on Your Image and pick Setings.
Step 14. Click CD/DVD-rom and check Mount CD/DVD Drive.
Step 15. Click on ISO Image File Radio Button (the 2nd white circle ).
Step 16. Press the folder Button.
Step 17. Press Add and select your OS image (ISO) file.
Step 18. Press Select
Step 20. Press Audio cutton and check Enable Audio Checkbox.
Step 21. Press USB and click Enable USB Controller and Enable USB 2.0... Press OK at the Bottum.
Step 22. Press Start
Step 23 .(optional)
To learn how to install Ubuntu go to ubuntu.johnsonyip.com Installing Ubuntu, Windows and other operating systems are pretty easy in most cases, you just have to read and follow the install instructions during the Install process of your operating system. You also can't mess up your actual host operating system like Windows, Linux, etc, disk partitions or your Master File Table when you install operating systems to Virtual Box since your virtual drive is self contained on your computer drive, and can't touch your regular drive.