In this video, Mike walks the viewer through the process of setting up a new virtual machine. The host OS is Windows 10; Oracle VM VirtualBox is the type 2 hypervisor. The VM Mike installs is Ubuntu Linux. During the setup, Mike explains details specific to VirtualBox and Ubuntu, and details that apply to any virtual machine installation.
Well, okay for a nerd like me it is. It's a lot of fun. You can really do some amazing stuff. Like for example, let's say you're a Windows person and you want to be able to try Linux. Well, you could erase your Windows and put a copy of Ubuntu you're going to have to learn Linux, Windows people, of Oracle VirtualBox, it's free. And set yourself up a virtual machine for Ubuntu. as our first virtual machine. Now again, there are other hypervisors out there. It's easy to get a copy of VirtualBox. Just use your search tools and type in virtualbox. And that will point you, I like to skip the ads, here we go Oracle VM VirtualBox right here. Right over here is downloads. So what you want to do is you want to download the hypervisor for your platform, so notice that it works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It works no just about anything. So you can download the tool that you want. Now the only other thing that you need to be careful about, The extension pack adds a lot of extra features to the base hypervisor. Little things like being able to access USB or to be able to, remember, So where does the mouse do depending on where you're at? Little extra features like that are only available by installing this extension pack as well. So be sure and grab a copy of that while you're at it. By the way, when you install, if you forget to get this it'll remind you and get one for you. So go ahead and install it. It's a pretty straightforward install. But once it's installed, you won't have all my virtual machines in here. But we're going to go ahead and make our own. So let's go ahead and just click on New. Now this is actually fascinating. and guessing what I want to do. But watch what happens if I type in Ubuntu. of operating system you're installing. They're going to need different amounts of RAM. Things like that. So what they're doing is they're trying to help you presort out all the resource requirements for your particular virtual machine. Keep in mind you can change this later, pretty cool stuff. to kind of separate all these virtual machine files onto a separate mass storage. So I'm going to go ahead and hit Next. Expert mode basically gets rid of this and you have to make all your own settings and it works out pretty good this way. So what it's saying is I want one megabyte of RAM. Now that's probably okay for a really base Ubuntu. Now it's a matter of just knowing your operating systems. So this computer in front of me right here It's going to set up my display. I can set up the video memory. but I'm going to warn you right now. Don't try to run some big high end 3D game They try hard but they're still not quite there yet. I can set up Audio if I want. Duh duh duh duh duh. What? Just because you made a virtual machine It doesn't magically make a copy of Ubuntu appear. You've got to go online, download a copy of Ubuntu, and install it. And then you go ahead and set all this stuff up. And I get a no bootable device. So that's pretty standard. I'm going to close this. So I'm going to go into Storage. There's my hard drive, So if I click on this, now I have to load a optical media into that. Do you see that? That's my I drive. from Ubuntu right here. I'm going to open this and it's now going to boot Now we've covered ISO in other episodes. But a lot of people are like well where, Well, I went to the Ubuntu website and downloaded it. and I'm just going to go onto Download. And there's lots of different versions of Ubuntu. I'm going to go with the Ubuntu desktop and basically there's always two different versions. and then this is the cutting edge version. I'm a big believer in the long-term support Then Ubuntu wants you to donate money. And because I'm cheap that's, don't worry about it. That's my contribution. But in the meantime, if you look here, I've got a pretty slow connection. That's going to take a little bit. So once you've downloaded the ISO all you've got to do is in your virtual machine, and just point to that ISO file. How easy is that? the Ubuntu installation media. other hypervisors don't have this, but to install that extra CD with the extra-chocolatey good feature. Once we're all the way installed, all I need to do is come up to Devices, and I can insert the Guest Additions CD Image. And it will go ahead and try to autostart. So I'm going to go ahead and let that run. Once this is done, you now have a virtual machine and it's ready to go. Now it's just time for me to play with Ubuntu and have a little fun.
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