How to Setup a Linux Virtual Machine on Windows 7 - VirtualBox




Oracle VM VirtualBox or often called VirtualBox is a virtualization software that can be used to execute operating system "additional" in the "main" operating system. For example, if a person has MS Windows operating system installed on their computers, then the question can also run other operating systems is desired in the MS Windows operating system.

VirtualBox is free download and use (license GNU GPL version 2) and supports many types of operating systems, both for 32 bit version or 64 bit, both as host, start the Windows operating system, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris, as well as guest for more operating systems, starting from Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8), DOS/Windows 3.x , Linux (2.4, 2.6 and 3.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, to OpenBSD.



VirtualBox Installation
Installing VirtualBox can use installation files (offline) or online. Online only installation can be done for Linux hosts. For the Windows operating system (32 bit or 64 bit), download VirtualBox application files at the VirtualBox for Windows hosts. Next double click on the file that has downloaded VirtualBox application.

Next comes the Welcome screen in the process of installation of VirtualBox. Click the Next button to the next process.


In this section, we can determine what features will be installed or not, ranging from support for USB, network up to Python script "VirtualBox API". In this section we can also specify the folder location will install into VirtualBox. Let the entire settings folder and the application features will be installed. Click the Next button to the next process.


In this section, we can determine whether the way access VirtualBox quickly shortcut will be installed on the "desktop" and "Quick Launch Bar". Activate the "Register file associations" in order for the file with the associated extension VirtualBox is known by the operating system. Click the "Next" button to the next process.


Next comes the notice, that in the process of installation, the interface or a network card on your computer will be turned off for a while, but will be reactivated automatically, with an additional default virtual network cards from VirtualBox. Click "Yes" to continue the installation process.


VirtualBox already has the necessary information and are ready to install. Click the "Install" to begin the installation process of VirtualBox.


On Windows 7 or Windows 8, will appear the screen "pop-up User Account Control" which ask for confirmation of whether we are going to install VirtualBox application into the computer. Click "Yes" to start the installation process.


The process of installing and copying the files the application VirtualBox is being done.


If in the process of installing a security system related questions arise, check the confirmation box "Always trust software from" "Oracle Corporation", then press the button "Install". If the button is pressed "Dont Install" then the installation process will be terminated. And when the confirmation box to "Always trust software from" "Oracle Corporation" is not enabled, then the security-related questions will come up a few times and we had to press the button "Install" to complete the installation of VirtualBox.


The next screen informing that the installation of VirtualBox is already completed. Click on the button "Finish" to exit the installation process and run VirtualBox.


The look of the room the new VirtualBox application installed.


If there is already a "guest" operating system that is installed, it will be displayed on the screen to the left. Indicators Running on an operating system "guest" operating system indicates the "guest" is on. While the right side is the information about the operating system of "guest" is selected.


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