Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Learning VirtualBox.
- [Teacher] In this course I'll be using a Windows 10 PC but you should be able to follow along with a Mac or Linux machine as well. The interface of the virtual box software looks a little different on different platforms but the same features are available. I expect that you know how to download and install software on your computer because we'll be getting software and operating system installers from the internet. These installers can be large and can take a while to download and installing operating systems can take a while as well. So be sure to set aside some time to follow along with this course, maybe up to an hour in addition to the length of these videos.
You'll need to be an administrator on your system in order to to install the virtual box software. Or you'll need to have an administrator install it for you. And it will help to have a general understanding of the different parts of a computer, the cpu, the ram, the storage, and so on. I'll demonstrate how to install windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux in virtual box and if you watch both of those chapters you'll notice there's some repeated information. That's because the process for each is similar but I want to spend time going through the process for each operating system. After that, when I discuss the features of Virtual Box in more detail, I'll be using the Linux virtual machine.
But you'll be able to follow along using Windows virtual machine if that's what you choose to install. If at any point you come across an error message or something that doesn't match up with what I'm showing be sure to take a look at the troubleshooting video at the end of the course. I cover some common problems and stumbling blocks there to help you resolve problems.
- Installing the software
- Allocating resources for guest systems
- Installing Windows 10 and Linux in VirtualBox
- Forwarding ports for services
- Exploring the virtual machine window
- Command-line options
- Networking with VirtualBox
- Modifying disks and memory