Ubuntu is an open system Linux-like operating system runs on Debian architecture. It can be used like Linux Server or a desktop. In this note ; I will show you how you can install the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop ( version 17) to Oracle Virtual Box.
Let’s start with downloading Ubuntu iso from
After downloading Ubuntu iso ; goto Oracle VirtualBox and Press ; New Button
Chosoe Linux as a type of Operating system and choose Ubuntu (64bit) as a type of Version
Now choose memory size; The size of memory depend on what you want to with this desktop. If you want to use to learn some programming ( like Python) 1,5 GB will be enough, but if you want to use it like database server ; you should choose 2 GB and more.
Now Choose Hard Disk type as shown below;
And normally choose VDI disk file type
If you want to save disk on your host machine; Choose dynamically allocated hard disk. Because this kind of disk fills up when you use it and it will shrink automatically.
Now Choose File locatin and size. This completely depends on what you want to do in this computer. For example I chose 50 GB disk size. But Oracle VirtualBox does not create a file with the size of 50 GB automatically, because I chose Dynamically allocated Disk Type .
Now Choose Storage part of the machine
And attach your downloaded Ubuntu iso to CD like bekow.
And the most complicated part of the installation , skip this by choosing NAT ( Network Address Translation). I will explain this part in another note.
Now save this configuration and start your virtual machine from Oracle VirtualBox .
And the Ubuntu installation will start
I chose Download updates to get the latest updates during installation.
If this is your new installation ; choose erase disk and Install Ubuntu
Choose your location. As you know I am in the middle of the earth.
and choose you language. Turkish is supported in Ubuntu as you know.
And choose user name . This part is very important because in Ubuntu you do not need to use root user. Therefore just choose one user and its password. Guess my password 🙂
You will use this user for nearly everything.
And Welcome to Ubuntu ; installation will start
And Ubuntu is ready to use
Thanks for everyone for reading this note.