If you download the wrong one you will see an error message like this during the process:
No need to fear. It means you downloaded the wrong version (32 vs 64 bit). Just delete the
one you downloaded, download the correct one, and proceed.
After Ubuntu finishes downloading (probably 10 mins to an hour depending on your computer and internet connection), you will be ready to create a new image
on your Oracle VirtualBox. Open Oracle VirtualBox and click New to create a new image:
Name: You can name your image whatever you want. LAMP or Ubuntu would be reasonable choices. Type: Linux (If you didn't know that, you may want to review: What is LAMP?.
This written lesson has a really good companion video.) Version: Ubuntu 32-bit OR Ubuntu 64-bit. Choose the one you
Memory Size- go with recomendation:
Hard Disk - create a virtual hard disk now (should be selected)
Then press Create
Hard Disk File Type - VDI (should be selected):
Storage on Physical Hard Disk - Dynamically allocated (should be selected):
File Location and size:
You can keep the file name as is
Go with the recomended size
Then press Create
Start the Image:
The name of the image should be highlighed with blue background
Press the Green Arrow that says Start.
Select the Ubuntu File to load onto your new VB Image.
Click on the File icon:
File Explorer should open. If you did not move it elsewhere, it will probably be in your downloads folder:
Once you load the Ubuntu file, Click Start:
Select your language
Install Ubuntu Server:
It should be highlighted in white. Click Enter.
(Remember to use your keyboard, not your mouse.)
Select your language:
Select your country:
Have your keyboard detected
It will ask you a series of questions about your keyboard.
Go with what is selected:
Set up user and password
Is this your time zone?:
Select yes, if that is your time zone. If not, select no and change to your correct time zone.
Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM
Yes, partion disk:
Yes, you want to partion the disk:
No automatic updates:
Manual Package Setup:
Install the GRUB boot loader?:
Now you are ready to run Ubuntu on your Oracle VB!: