How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu Linux 7

How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu Linux 7

How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu Linux 7.04by Lonnie Lee Best

InnoTek’s VirtualBox is a cross platform, open source “virtual machine” software that will allow you to install almost any operating system “on top of” your current operating system.

With VirtualBox, Ubuntu Linux users can install Microsoft Windows “on top of” Ubuntu, and then run any Microsoft Windows application. Here’s how to setup and configure VirtualBox in Ubuntu Linux 7.04.

Click “Downloads” from the menu on the left side of the page.

Click on the link labeled Ubuntu 7.04 (“Feisty Fawn”).

Save the file to the location you prefer (to your desktop perhaps).

Install and Configure VirtualBox

After, the download is complete. Locate the file and double click on it.

Click the “Install Package” button in the Package Installer utility.

Authenticate with your root password. At this point, the Installer will download and install prerequisite packages automatically.

When the installer comes to the “Installing package file” dialog,
How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu Linux 7
the progress bar will shift back and forth indefinitely. Click the little black arrow next to the “Terminal” label.

Use the tab key to navigate to “OK” in the “Terminal” pane. When “OK” is highlighted, press on your keyboard.

At the next prompt, use your tab key to navigate to “Yes”. When “Yes” is highlighted, press on your keyboard.

At the next prompt, make sure “Ok” is highlighted and press . This will create the “vboxusers” user group.

When the words “Installation finished” appear at the top left of the window, click the “Close” button in the bottom right corner.

Exit the Package Installer (by clicking the “X” button in the top right corner of the window).

Privilege Your User Account to Use VirtualBox

Only users who belong to the “vboxusers” group may use VirtualBox. Here’s how to add your user account to this group:

From Ubuntu’s menu,
How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu Linux 7
bring up the “Users and Groups” manager: System Administration Users and Groups.