How to download and install Linux (Ubuntu) with a virtual box?

What is Linux?

It is  an operating system just like any other operating system such as window7,  mac os, Window8

What is Ubuntu?

Linux has many different version to suited one taste,  Ubuntu is one the  Linux version (or) distribution

Why we need Linux?

  • high security to protect from viruses
  • runs on any hardware
  • stability

Which Linux distribution should I use?

There is no big difference between different Linux distributions only small changes in the command line and location configuration 

What is a Difference between the Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu server

Ubuntu comes in desktops and servers, which one, you should download, the desktop can have one user at a time while the servers, on the other hand, serves many people at the time, for example, 100 of users can file share on a file server at the same time.

What is a virtual box and how to download it

A virtual box is a software, that allows its users to use more than one operating system at a time, in order to use this software virtualization should be enabled in the bios

I have Lenovo B50 laptop, in order to enter into the bios I use the button fn+f2, press fn button steady and continuously press f2  to enter bios remember that every laptop have a different keyword to enter bios

In order to download virtual box go the link and select option Select window hosts then download will start,  install the Virtual box by just clicking next, next.

How to download and install ubuntu with virtual box.

Go to the link to download ubuntu after torrent completes you will get the iso file of ubuntu

Open the  virtual box  then select new,  to create a new operating system in a virtual box and name it, then click next

I have 4gb ram so I select half of the ram that is 1.7gb  select according to your ram  then select …..>next, ….>create,…..> next,….> next,……> create hard disk size 20gb

Now click setting  then select storage option, select empty and on the right side click round disk to load iso file then press ok

(optional) setting video memory

Click on the start button

Steps to install ubuntu 18.10

Step1: install

Click on install ubuntu

Step2: keyboard layout

Set the keyboard layout  with the desired language

Step3: updates and  other software

(mark) install third-party software for graphics and wifi hardware and additional media formats then click continue

Step4: installation type

4.0: Select something else then continue

4.1: create a new partition by clicking the new partition table then continue

4.2: click on the free space then click on the + symbol

4.3 choose use as swap area and reduce the size to nearly 5000 then press ok

4.4:select free space 16023 then press + symbol

4.5: for  mount point give forward slash (/) then press ok

4.6: click on install now option  then continue

Step 5: set the country where you stay

Step6: set user name and password

Step7: restart

set screen resolution

After installation of Ubuntu, it is necessary to insert guest additions cd image, so that mouse pointer and keyboard integration will take place

go to devices ……> then insert Guest Additions cd image

Update and upgrade ubuntu  through the terminal

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade


Hi, i am Mohammed Anees


  • Allan Rayer says:

    If I have Windows and also installed Ubuntu OS on the same Laptop (standalone version let’s say). Can I get rid of the viruses which I will encounter in the future while I operate Windows OS?
    What happens to the virus infected file if I try to open in Ubuntu, the same file which was already virus infected in Windows OS

  • I appreciate, cause I found exactly what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  • One thing I’d really like to say is that often before buying more computer memory, take a look at the machine directly into which it can be installed. When the machine is usually running Windows XP, for instance, the actual memory ceiling is 3.25GB. Applying more than this would simply constitute any waste. Be sure that one’s mother board can handle your upgrade amount, as well. Interesting blog post.

  • Thanks for the tips you have discussed here. Something important I would like to state is that laptop memory needs generally go up along with other innovations in the engineering. For instance, when new generations of cpus are introduced to the market, there’s usually an equivalent increase in the scale calls for of all pc memory as well as hard drive space. This is because the software operated through these cpus will inevitably surge in power to make new technology.

  • Neil Tademy says:

    With thanks; from each one of us.

  • Elmer Felt says:

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  • I cannot thank you enough for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

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