Howto : install Sun xVM VirtualBox on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

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This tutorial shows how you can install Sun xVM VirtualBox on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex desktop. VirtualBox is similar to Mvware

Soms say that has more performance than Mvware but sometimes less stability. So with Virtualbox you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system.


In this tutorial we will try to install the comercial version of virtualbox, that is free for for personal use.


First we have to add virtualbox repository to our apt installation the 3 line together one after one :

 

/bin/echo "# VirtualBox repository for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
 deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free" 
     | /usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intrepid-virtualbox.list 

Then we install the key for this repository :


/usr/bin/wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Now we have to update our package :


/usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/apt-get update

At the end install VirtualBox :


/usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/apt-get install virtualbox-2.0
 Now you will find the application on your ubuntu start menu: 
Applications > System Tools  
To be sure that everything will work good, we will recompile the necessery kernels for this software : 
  /usr/bin/sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup 
 We advice people that has problem to run the application , to use the command above because will force
 to lunch the application. Now we will add the users that has permission to use VirtualBox : 
/usr/bin/sudo /usr/sbin/adduser $USER vboxusers 
If you will use immidiatly the application, use the commands below  
/usr/bin/sudo /etc/init.d/udev reload /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/modprobe vboxdrv /bin/su -c /usr/bin/VirtualBox $USER 
And is done :) 
Now we are ready to install virtual machines on our VirtualBox, below will describe how to use VirtualBox
 to install WindowsXP.
First open your VirtualBox from Applications >  System Tools see pic1
 
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Then click op new see pic2 : 
 
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Click next and choose to install WindowsXP, give a name to the virtual machine see pic3 :
 
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Next you have to choose how much memory you want to give to windows XP (better shoose standard) see and click next
 
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Next you have to create partition for windowsXP pic5 (me i did soose 2Go) and click next (pi 5-6)
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Then choose fixed size image (pic6) and click next
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 and then shoose image and  size pic 7:
 
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And then click on Finish pic8 :
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Now we will continue the installation, click on next   pic -9 
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NOw before to click finish insert the cd of windows XP then click on finish, a new screen will ask you
from where you want to install Windows Xp,choose CD/DVD : 
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Then the installation of windows XP will run automaticaly from the CD/DVD Pic -11
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Now folow the normal installation procedure of Windows XP
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And ya windows is installed on your Ubuntu Enoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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