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VirtualBox – Install Ubuntu 13.04

To install Ubuntu 13.04 in a fresh VirtualBox image, create a VirtualBox image as described in the blog post on installing Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. Focus on the Prepare Ubuntu install in VirtualBox section.

In the latest versions of VirtualBox you can choose multiple types of virtual disks (.vdi , .vmdk , et cetera). This is most relevant if you want to share your image across multiple virtualization platforms. If you have no specific requirements go with the default.

Install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox

  • Go to the settings of the newly created VirtualBox image;
  • In the storage section add an IDE Controller pointing to the installation disk: ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso for 32 bit or ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso for 64 bit;
  • Ensure that you have asigned the VBox image enough processing power and memory;
  • Boot the installation iso by starting the VirtualBox image;
  • Watch Ubuntu 13.04 booting;
  • Choose your language and install Ubuntu;
  • After Ubuntu prepared it’s install and checks some stuff for best results, click Continue to go on with the installation;
  • In a new VirtualBox image you can safely choose to erase all stuff on disk and install Ubuntu (it will use ext4 as a file system);
  • Select the created VBOX Harddisk to do so. Choose install now;
  • Choose the location while Ubuntu continues creating the file system in the background;
  • While Ubuntu keeps copying files choose your keyboard layout;
  • Choose your name, the computer’s name, your username and password. For additional security you choose to encrypt your home folder;
  • Restart the Virtual Machine and log in;

VirtualBox Guest additions

The screenshots in the gallery also show how to install the VirtualBox guest additions in Ubuntu 13.04. Check this post for more details to install Vbox guest additions to install the VirtualBox guest additions.

VirtualBox – Install Ubuntu 12.04

VirtualBox Install Ubuntu 12.04To install Ubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox image, create a new VirtualBox image as described in the blog post on installing Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. In later versions of VirtualBox you can choose mutiple types of virtual disks (.vdi , .vmdk , et cetera). This is only relevant if you want to share you image across multiple virtualisation platforms.

Check the instructions to install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox.

Install Ubuntu 12.04

  • Go to the settings of the newly created VirtualBox image;
  • In the storage section add an IDE Controller pointing to the installation disk: ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso;
  • Ensure that you have asigned the VBox image enough processing power and memory;
  • Boot the installation iso by starting the VirtualBox image;
  • Watch Ubuntu 12.04 booting;
  • Choose your language and install Ubuntu;
  • After Ubuntu prepared it’s install and checks some stuff for best results, click Continue to go on with the installation;
  • In a new VirtualBox image you can safely choose to erase all stuff on disk and install Ubuntu (it will use ext4 as a file system);
  • Select the created VBOX Harddisk to do so. Choose install now;
  • Choose the location while Ubuntu continues creating the file system in the background;
  • While Ubuntu keeps copying files choose your keyboard layout;
  • Choose your name, the computer’s name, your username and password. For additional security you can choose to encrypt your home folder;
  • Restart the Virtual Machine and log in;

VirtualBox Guest additions

Check this post on Vbox guest additions to install the VirtualBox guest additions.

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Installing JRockit on Ubuntu

This post will show you how to install JRockit on Ubuntu 11.04. In later posts this will be used to run both WebLogic Server and Oracle Service Bus (OSB).

First download the installer from the JRockit download page. Make sure that the .bin file is executable. You can use chmod +x filename to make the file executable.

The installation guide for JRockit can be obtained from the JRockit Documentation page.

  • Start the installer: ./jrockit-jdk1.6.0_24-R28.1.3-4.0.1-linux-x64.bin from the directory you download it or copied it to. Extracting can take some time.
  • Click Next on the Welcome screen.
  • Choose the product installation directory eg /oracle/jrockit-jdk1.6.0_24 and click Next
  • Check optional components if you need them and click Next
  • Watch the progress bar 😉
  • The installation is complete so press Done.

The screenshots of the installation process are in this gallery:

Installing Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox

This post will show you how to install Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox (Recently a post on installing Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox became available and even more recent installing Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox). In later posts this will be used to run: JRockit 64 bit, WebLogic Server (WLS) and Oracle Service Bus (OSB).

Prepare Ubuntu install in VirtualBox

A short recipe for preparing the Virtual Machine to install Ubuntu on it. The blog post Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox is more extensive on this subject…

  • Create a new Virtual Machine using the VirtualBox Manager
  • Click Next in the Welcome screen
  • Choose a Name for the Virtual Machine and select the Operating System (OS) before you click Next
  • Set the amount of memory you want to allocate to the Virtual Machine
  • When asked for the Virtual Hard Disk, check the Boot Hard Disk box and Create a new hard disk. Then the Create New Virtual Disk Wizard will start guiding you through the process
  • I choose a Fixed-size storage when asked for the Hard Disk Storage Type
  • Choose the Size (16 GB) and Location (left it default) for the Virtual Hard Disk
  • Check the summary
  • Watch the progress while the .vdi file is created
  • Click Finish to acknowledge the creation of the new Virtual Machine
  • The newly created Virtual Machine will show up in the VirtualBox Manager
  • In order to install Ubuntu 11.04 on the Machine go to the settings to alter the storage settings
  • Use the icon besides the IDE Controller to add the disk image – ISO file – you downloaded to boot and install Ubuntu as media in a drive
  • Check the boot order and make sure that the Machine is booted from the CD/DVD device first
  • Acknowledge
  • Start the Virtual Machine and the “regular” installation of Ubuntu will start

The screenshot that come with the short instructions above:

Ubuntu install

  • Boot the installation ISO
  • Choose Install Ubuntu and your language
  • Preparing to install Ubuntu – You don’t need the additions here to later install WebLogic Server and Oracle Service Bus
  • Allocate drive space – If you created a new Virtual Disk before you can safely erase the empty disk here
  • Erase disk and install Ubuntu – Acknowledge
  • Choose location and time zone
  • Keyboard layout
  • Who are you – Fill in the username, computer name and password
  • Welcome screen
  • Installation is complete – click the button to restart
  • Login as the user you just created

Watch the screenshots that come with the steps above:

Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions

  • From the VirtualBox Manager menu choose the Devices - Install Guest Additions options
  • Choose the application to start
  • Click Run
  • Authenticate with your password
  • You need to restart Ubuntu to make it work

Watch the screenshots that come with the steps above: