How to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04

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Here is a guide to install VirtualBox (VB) and the VirtualBox Extension Pack under Ubuntu 14.04.

After VB installation there is also a guide to install Windows 8.1.

 

 


1. Add VirtualBox source to  /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and the following line to the end of the file:

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

2. Download Oracle public key and add it:

$ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3. Install VB!

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 -y
$ sudo apt-get install dkms

4. Download VB Extension Pack from VirtualBox website.

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and double-click on the downloaded file to install it.

And you have VirtualBox fully operational!


 

To install Windows 8.1 you need a Windows 8.1 image (.iso file)

1. Run VB and cick on “New”.

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2. Write a name for this Virtual Machine and choose the appropriate type and version.

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3. Choose the amount of RAM you want to be allocated.

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4. Create a Virtual Hard Drive, VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image), Dynamic allocation and the amount of your virtual Hard Drive on following steps.

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Now you have your Virtual Hard Drive set up.

5. Start your Virtual Machine and select your Windows image file

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Just follow Windows installation process until Desktop is displayed.

6. Install Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions using VB menu:

Devices > Insert Guest Addictions CD image

Follow the remaining steps and you’re done!

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