Create Virtual Machine In The Computer Using VirtualBox

Thursday, March 15, 2012

In my opinion, one of the technology in computing that can save our computing cost is the virtual machine. It can comes either in form of software or hardware.

Generally, the virtual machine can emulates the configuration of real machine (computer system). This capability allow the computer users to install more than one operating system (guest operating system) into a single computer without any interference with the host operating system.

So logically, you don’t need to buy a few computers just to install every operating system which you want to use or try. You only need single virtual machine software installed in your single computer. Then, using the software, you can create few virtual machines.



What You Need

  1. VirtualBox, it is the virtualization software that can be downloaded for free. Click here to download.



Before The Procedures

You must install VirtualBox that you had downloaded, into your computer.

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The installation process is complete when the box like below is shown. You can click button Capture if you want immediately start your virtual machine.

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The Procedures

Right now, you have installed the VirtualBox software into your computer. You can create many virtual machines in your computer through this software. This section will show you how to create virtual machine in your computer.

  1. Launch the Oracle VM VirtualBox –-> you will see the VirtualBox Manager’s interface like below.

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  2. Based on above, click button Capture. When you see the wizard box below, click Next. 

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  3. Names your virtual machine and choose the OS type to install in your virtual machine –-> click Next

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  4. In this step, you need to specify the amount of memory for your virtual machine or you can let VirtualBox specify it for you –-> click Next after specifying the amount of memory.

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  5. Now, you are going to create the  start-up disk for your virtual machine. Make sure the check box that represent Start-up Disk is checked. If this is the first time you create the virtual machine, click radio button Create new hard disk –-> click Next.

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    Note:
    START-UP DISK act as the “VIRTUAL PRIMARY HARD DISK”
    of the virtual machine.


  6. In this step, you need to choose the type of file that will represent the start-up disk. Click radio button VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) –-> click Next 

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  7. You will be represented with the interface below. You can specify how you want the virtual machine assume its start-up disk. It can be either dynamic storage or fixed storage –-> click Next.

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  8. The interface like below will showed up. Names the  start-up disk (VMDK) for your virtual machine and specify its size –-> click Next 

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  9. Now, you are ready to create the new start-up disk for your virtual machine. Click button Capture.

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  10. Click button Capture once again when you see the interface below. When you click the button, a new virtual machine will be created  in your computer.

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  11. Now, you had created a virtual machine in your computer. It has the following parameter or “ basic configuration”

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3 comments:

{ anwar zooble } at: March 15, 2012 at 7:47 PM said...

nice post :)

{ liza } at: March 17, 2012 at 12:46 AM said...

wow !! i will try it

{ Zainal Abidin } at: March 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM said...

@liza...

thanks for your interest... this article is PART 1 only...I will publish the Part 2 soon when I am free...

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