Wednesday, 16 September 2015 21:37

Running Ubuntu On Windows

Running Ubuntu On Windows

I'm a Windows user and I always play with Linux on embedded system. Therefore I need a computer which is effective exchange of information between Windows OS & Linux OS.

This article provides information on how to install Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox with the following features:

  1. Run both Linux(Ubuntu) and Windows together.
  2. Sharing clipboard content between OS
  3. File sharing between OS
  4. Internet connection sharing

Download Virtualbox

Virtualbox is a free tool which can run a guest operating system (eg. Linux) in a Window, this makes it easy to move information between two OS. VirtualBox is available here.

Download Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux operating system which is based on Debian distribution and freely available with both community and professional support. OSBoxes offers you ready-to-use VirtualBox and VMware guest operating, you can download the 32bit and 64bit Ubuntu image for VirtualBox from

Setup VirtualBox

  • After installation, launch it and you'll see a VirtualBox empty screen as shown in figure below.
    Oracle VM Virtual Manager
  • Click on New button in the main tool to create a new virtual machine.
    Create Virtual Machine
  • Set the memory size
    Memory size
  • Add a virtual hard disk. Select the  Ubuntu image (vdi) file which you've previously downloaded.
    Virtual hard disk
  • Click on Settings button in the main tool and then click on Network button to configure the network settings. In order to assign the Ubuntu IP address in the same network segment as the Windows,  the network interface (Attached to) must configured to Bridged Adapter.
  • Finally click on the new Virtual Machine to launch the Ubuntu OS inside VirtualBox. After the booting process has been completed, enter as the password as shown in figure below.
    Ubuntu login

Setup addition software on VirtualBox

  • Upon successful login, Ubuntu desktop should appear on the screen as shown in fogure below. You can test your internet connection with the Firefox browser.
    Ubuntu Desktop
  • Enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing.
    Shared Clipboard
  • Mounts the Guest Additions ISO file inside your virtual machine (required to enter "" password to continue), it then start the Guest Additions installer automatically.
    Insert Guest Additions CD image

  • Once done. Restart the Virtual Machine. Test your clipboard and network sharing between Ubuntu and Windows.
Read 7746 times Last modified on Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:24


  • Comment Link Stevambums Monday, 24 February 2020 23:08 posted by Stevambums

    Doryx Amex Cod Accepted [url=]Cheap Cialis[/url] Cialis Generika Deutschland Bestellen viagra vs cialis Rhineinc.In

  • Comment Link Stevambums Tuesday, 18 February 2020 14:48 posted by Stevambums

    Buy Dapoxetine Paypal [url=]Cheap Cialis[/url] Effets Secondaires Cialis 10 Cheap Cialis Antibiotic Cephalexin

  • Comment Link Stevambums Thursday, 30 January 2020 06:14 posted by Stevambums

    Viagra Generico Contrareembolso Espana [url=]cialis without prescription[/url] Avis Sous Clomid Buy Cialis Propecia Front Hairline

  • Comment Link KelBymn Thursday, 16 January 2020 02:21 posted by KelBymn

    Viagra Kaufen Clomid Jeulin Viagra Generica Barata [url=]Cialis[/url] Viagra Farmacia Online Baclofene Cigarette Mejor Tuenti Para Tomar Propecia

  • Comment Link MatWeetle Thursday, 16 January 2020 02:08 posted by MatWeetle

    Buy Xenical Slimming Pills [url=]canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg[/url] Who Ships Frusemide Express Delivery?

  • Comment Link MatWeetle Thursday, 16 January 2020 01:48 posted by MatWeetle

    Pruflox Cheap Cialis Canada Pharmacy Ou Acheter Du Cialis En Pharmacie [url=]cialis[/url] 1.25 Mg Propecia Finasteride

  • Comment Link LestweN Thursday, 16 January 2020 01:12 posted by LestweN

    Generic Viagra Online Canadian Pharmacy Cialis E Analisi Del Sangue Can You Buy Flagyl Over The Counter [url=]Cialis[/url] Buy Amoxicillin Online Rush Delivery Levitra Usato In Farmacia Baisse Prix Kamagra

Leave a comment

Back to Top