Learn the steps to install Ubuntu 22.04 Server ISO on VirtualBox Virtual machine running on Windows, macOS, Android, or Linux systems.
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux server is the latest long-term supported server OS from Canonical developers. Although, yet most of the server users are resorting currently on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, however, for those who want to try out the Jammy Jellyfish on a Virtual machine before moving to it, this article will help them.
Most of the users would already be familiar with VirtualBox, if not, then it is an open-source project from Oracle to run virtual machines on all popular operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, and FreeBSD.
Steps to install Ubuntu 22.04 Server on VirtualBox
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
1. Download Ubuntu 22.04 Server LTS ISO
First, we must have a bootable ISO file of Ubuntu 22.04 Server jammy jellyfish Linux. For that, we can visit the official Image download page of Ubuntu. On the page, click on the button given for Downloading the ISO file.
2. Do you have VirtualBox?
Of course, to install Ubuntu 22.04 server Virtual machine on VBox, we also need to have VirtualBox installed on our existing host operating system. For Windows users, the installation of VirtualBox is just like any other software once you have the setup from its official website. Whereas Debian, Ubuntu, and its based Linux users can see our article on – VirtualBox installation on the Linux system.
3. Create Virtual Machine
Once you have installed the VirtualBox or if you already have then simply run it.
Create New VM
After that click on the “New” button to create a fresh Virtual machine.
Name Virtual Machine
Give some name to your virtual machine such as “Ubuntu 22.04” where select Type- Linux and version to Ubuntu.
Set RAM for VM
If you are planning to install Ubuntu 22.04 Server with Desktop interface then for good performance and if your host system allows, then set the RAM to 4GB or less as per your system configuration.
Create a Virtual Hard disk
Let the “Create a virtual hard disk now” option be selected and move to the next step.
If you have any plan to use the Virtual hard disk later in VMware then go for VMDK otherwise let the default option VDI be selected.
Also, let the default “Dynamic Allocated” option be selected as it is. Allocate around 30GB of virtual space.
4. Start Ubuntu 22.04 server Virtual Machine
Finally, once all the above steps are done, you will see a newly created virtual machine on your VirtualBox. Select that from the left side panel and hit the Start button.
5. Add Ubuntu 22.04 server ISO to VirtualBox
Now, we need to select the downloaded Ubuntu 22.04 ISO file as a Start-up disk to boot our Virtual machine with that. For that click on the “Folder” icon.
After clicking on the Folder icon, a pop-up window will open to add the ISO image file. Click on the “Add” button and then select your downloaded ISO file.
As you have done this, the same ISO image will show in the “ISO Image selection ” area. Scroll to your added Ubuntu 22.04 LTS image and hit the Choose button.
Finally, click on the Start button.
6. Grub Menu to select and boot the OS
Once the virtual machine is started, you will see the Grub menu as the first screen to select “Try or Install Ubuntu Server” to boot with it.
7. Install Ubuntu 22.04 on VirtualBox
Finally, from the installation wizard, select the language, by default it will be English. In the next step, let the default keyboard layout be selected, and just press the Enter key to move further.
8. Ubuntu Server standard or minimized
In the next step, the installation wizard will ask you what type of server installation do you want? It is recommended to let the default option be selected and simply hit the Enter key.
9. Network Connections VirtualBox
Ubuntu server will automatically identify the connected network and select the same to use. If you want to customize that then use the arrow key and manually select the Adapter you want to use.
Skip the Proxy in the next step and hit the Enter key again.
After that again press the Enter key to let the system select the default Ubuntu Mirror to fetch packages.
10. Erase disk and Install Ubuntu 22.04 server
Now, the system will show the entire attached virtual hard disk where it is planning to install the Ubuntu server. Use the TAB key to select the DONE option and hit the Enter key.
11. Set Username and password
Soon, you will have the Profile Setup area from where we can create a user for our Server.
After that, if you want to access the server remotely using the SSH then you can select the “Install OpenSSH Server” using arrow keys and spacebar otherwise simply select the “DONE” and move forward because we can install it later.
12. Select the Ubuntu Server package to install (optional)
Do you want to install some popular and common server software packages such as Docker? Then you can select them here otherwise, leave them unselected and select the Done option.
Move next and the system will start the installation process of the Ubuntu 22.04 server on VirtualBox as a Virtual Machine.
13. Install VirtualBox Guest Additions
Access your Ubuntu server terminal and with an active internet connection on your virtual machine to run the given commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-dkms
for Extension pack:
sudo apt install virtualbox-ext-pack
Restart the system…
14. Switch to root user and set a password
As you reboot the Ubuntu server virtual machine, a login interface will appear. Enter the details of the user you have created while installing it.
Set Ubuntu root user password
Enter the new password for your root user.
Yes, we can run Virtual machines on an Ubuntu server with the help of a virtualization module called KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine). Whereas those who have a GUI Desktop server can use VirtualBox or VMware Player workstation.
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