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How to install Ubuntu 21.10 in VirtualBox

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How to install Ubuntu 21.10 in VirtualBox

Ubuntu releases two versions a year of its leading system offering news, new functions or improvements to them. More compatibility options are integrated and one of the best alternatives that Ubuntu gives us is the ability to test the next version before it becomes official, it is for this reason that with the recent release of Ubuntu 21.04 it is already available through the daily channel from Ubuntu what will be Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)..

 

Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) will be officially launched in October 2021 and its life cycle will be until July 2022. Some of the novelties of this new version of Ubuntu is the integration of GCC 11 as the compiler From the default system, as well as C ++ 17 by default, Ubuntu 21.10 is available with Linux 5.14 and some of the available updates are:

 

Ubuntu updates
  • GNU C Library 2.34
  • GNU Binutils 2.37
  • LLVM. 13

 

 

 

Ubuntu 21.10 is available to be downloaded for free at the following link:

 

 Download Ubuntu 21.10

 

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TechnoWikis will explain how to install Ubuntu 21.10 in VirtualBox, which is one of the most effective virtualization solutions and with which we can learn about these news without putting a productive environment at risk, VirtualBox is available for free at the following link:

 

 VirtualBox

 

 

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How to install Ubuntu 21.10 in VirtualBox

 

Step 1

Once we download the Ubuntu 21.10 ISO image, we open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine using any of the following options:
  • With the following keys:

 

 

Ctrl + N

  • From the Machine - New file
  • Clicking on the New icon

 

 

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Step 2

In the pop-up window, we enter the name, type and version of the operating system to use, in this case Ubuntu:

 

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Step 3

We click Next to set the RAM to use in the virtual machine:

 

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Step 4

In the next window we are going to create the virtual hard disk for Ubuntu 21.10:

 

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Step 5

We click on Create and select the type of disk to use:

 

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Step 6

We define the type of storage:

 

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Step 7

We click Next and set the size of the disk, as well as its location if necessary:

 

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Step 8

We click Create to complete the process:

 

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Step 9

We access the configuration of the virtual machine and there, in the Network section, we activate the network adapter of the physical equipment. We apply the changes.

 

 

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Step 10

We start the virtual machine and we will see the following:

 

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Step 11

We click on the browse icon to select the Ubuntu 21.10 ISO image that we have downloaded:

 

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Step 12

Click on open and we will see it added:

 

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Step 13

We click on "Start" to see the Ubuntu 21.10 boot menu:

 

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Step 14

The options to use are:
  • Ubuntu: install the system locally
  • Ubuntu (safe graphics): install Ubuntu with a protected graphics system
  • OEM install: it is installed on computers that come with the system pre-installed by default
  • Test memory: perform a RAM memory test

 

Step 15

In this case we select "Ubuntu" to start the process:

 

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Step 16

After this we define the installation language of Ubuntu 21.10:

 

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Step 17

We click on "Install Ubuntu" and after that we select the keyboard language:

 

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Step 18

In the next window we define the type of installation to use:

 

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Step 19

Click on Continue to configure the way to partition the disk (manual or automatic):

 

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Step 20

If we want to use the manual method, we must activate the box "More options", click on Install now and the following message will be displayed with the structure of the disk to use:

 

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Step 21

We click Continue to select the physical location:

 

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Step 22

After this we are going to enter the credentials of the administrator user:

 

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Step 23

Start the Ubuntu 21.10 installation by clicking Continue:

 

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Step 24

We will see that the system installation begins:

 

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Step 25

In the final part of the installation, the entire GRUB boot loader process will be done:

 

 

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Step 26

At the end of the installation it will be necessary to restart the virtual machine:

 

 

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Step 27

We click on "Restart now" to restart the virtual machine:

 

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Step 28

We log into Ubuntu 21.10 with the credentials created in the process:

 

 

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Step 29

When accessing we must complete the installation process:

 

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Step 30

At the end we will see the following:

 

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Step 31

It is time to install the VirtualBox tools called Guest Additions, these allow a total interaction between the virtual machine and the physical equipment, for this, we go to "Devices - Insert CD image of the Guest Additions":

 

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Step 32

The following message will be displayed:

 

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Step 33

We click on "Run" and now we enter the administrator password:

 

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Step 34

This will open the terminal to continue installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions:

 

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Step 35

At the end of this process we will see this:

 

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Step 36

There the machine can now be used in full screen, we restart Ubuntu 21.10 to finish this task:

 

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Step 37

We log in and validate the system type with the command "lsb_release -a" in the terminal. There we see that we have installed Ubuntu 21.10.

 

 

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This is the way we can install Ubuntu 21.10 in VirtualBox.

 


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