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How to install Ubuntu 22.04 in VirtualBox

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How to install Ubuntu 22.04 in VirtualBox

VirtualBox is one of the safest options to test new operating systems, applications or to see the behavior that these will have before being installed or updated in a production environment. VirtualBox is available for various operating systems and offers us a complete set of features to have the best solution when working with virtual machines. The Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish beta has recently been released and will be officially available in April. from 2022 but from now on we can get to know its functions and novelties, such as:


Ubuntu 22.04 Features


  • Optimized Wayland window system
  • PHP 8.1
  • OpenSSL3
  • table 22.0
  • Firefox 90 and more




VirtualBox is available for download at the following link:




In order to test Ubuntu 22.04 in VirtualBox without affecting a work environment at any time, we must download the Ubuntu 22.04 ISO from the following link:


 Ubuntu 22.04


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How to install Ubuntu 22.04 in VirtualBox


Step 1

We open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine:




Step 2

The options are:
  • Use the Ctrl + N keys
  • Click on New
  • From the “Machine – New” menu


Step 3

In the pop-up window we enter:


  • Virtual machine name
  • Type of system
  • system version






Step 4

In this case we leave the option automatically detected by VirtualBox, we click Next to define the RAM to use:




step 5

In the next window we are going to create the virtual hard disk: We click on "Create" to define the type of hard disk to use:






Step 6

We choose the type of hard disk file.




Step 7

Now we define the type of storage to use: We click Next to:


  • Assign virtual hard disk size
  • Define the location of this








step 8

Again we click Create to complete the process of creating the virtual machine:





step 9

Let's go to "Settings"




step 10

and in the Network section we assign the physical network adapter. We apply the changes.





step 11

We start the virtual machine




step 12

We will see the following: We select the Ubuntu 22.04 ISO image:




step 13

We click Open to integrate it:





step 14

We click Start to access the Ubuntu 22.04 installation menu:




step 15

There we have options such as:


  • Test memory: allows you to run a RAM memory analysis before being installed


We select "Ubuntu" to start the installation wizard:




  • Ubuntu: Start the installation of Ubuntu 22.04
  • Ubuntu (safe graphics): is ideal for environments with limited graphic settings
  • OEM install. Applies to computers where Ubuntu is preinstalled


step 16

We select the language to use and click on "Install Ubuntu":




step 17

Next, we select the keyboard language:




step 18

After this we define the installation parameters:




step 19

There it is possible to download new updates during the process or use the minimum installation, we click Continue to see the following:




step 20

There we enter the disk format part, in the “More options” box we can create the partitions manually, leave the default option and click on “Install now”, we will see the following:
Confirm the process by clicking on “ Continue",




step 21

Now we select the geographical area:




step 22

After this we enter the data of the system administrator user:




step 23

Start the Ubuntu 22.04 installation process in VirtualBox:




step 24

The system will be installed:





step 25

At the end, the necessary processes are executed:





step 26

When the process is finished we will see the following. We click on "Restart now"




step 27

the virtual machine will be restarted:




step 28

We log in:




step 29

We configure the welcome screen once we access:





step 30

This covers different aspects of privacy and accounts:




step 31

Once Ubuntu 22.04 is installed, we are going to install the Guest Additions, these allow the interaction between the virtual machine and the physical equipment to be total, for this we go to "Devices - Insert CD image of the <<Guest Additions>>":





step 32

We click on "Run":




step 33

We enter the administrator password:





step 34

This will install the Guest Additions for better virtual machine work




step 35

and we can use the machine full screen for better control:




step 36

We open the terminal and execute "lsb_release -a" to check the current version of Ubuntu installed:




This is the functional way to install Ubuntu 22.04 in VirtualBox.


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