First of all download yourself a copy of VirtualBox here. Now there are two ways on how you can install VirtualBox: using the Terminal and Ubuntu Software Center (searching “VirtualBox”).
- After the installation is complete, run VirtualBox and select “New” to Create a New Virtual Machine. Enter a name for your machine, select a type and version. For this demonstration I specified my name as “MYUBUNTUSERVER”, selected “Linux” for type and “UBUNTU (x64)” for version.
- Memory size depends on the purpose you going to use the machine for. In my case I left the default size (512MB).
- Select the option “Create a Virtual Drive”.
- Choosing a Hard Drive File Type depends on the purpose you going to use the Server for. For this demonstration I selected VHD (Virtual Hard Disk).
- I selected “Dynamically allocated” because then my Hard drive will expand as needed, but if you choose to set a fixed size limit, then do so.
- Now set the limit to the amount of space the Virtual Hard drive can use. I set mine to 80GB. When click on create you have successfully created a Virtual Machine and can now install almost any Operating System and use it as of it was a physical machine.
We will be using this Virtual Machine to setup a Virtual Linux Ubuntu Server, click here to follow.