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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 into VirtualBox

A virtual machine is an easy way to test out a new operating system; it allows the user to run a guest operating system on a host operating system as if it was any other piece of software.  Furthermore, Virtualbox is free and produced by Oracle. The o/s in the image above is OS X, El Captain, while the guest o/s is Oracle Solaris; it is two o/s’s running together side by side on the same machine.   Many distributions of Linux are available such as Solaris, Mint, Red hat and Ubuntu.  Ubuntu is the o/s i will be using in this example; however, the installation process is very similar for all the Linux distributions and flavours. It is always necessary to perform a hardware survey before installing any new applications to check if you device is able to run the application. First download and install Virtualbox . Before downloading, do a hardware survey to check you have the necessary hardware to run the operating system.  Ubuntu is a linux distribution produced by Cano

How to perform a hardware survey.

For Mac users: Select the apple icon on the left of the toolbar at the top of the screen then select ‘About this Mac’ Look for Processor and Memory To find out if your Mac is 64bit or 32bit Open terminal and type in the command uname -m . x86_64 means 64bit i360 means 32bit This machine has a 64bit processor. To find available space on the hard drive Hold down Shift+cmd+C then select the hard drive and press space The first number is the total capacity while the second number is amount of space free to use For Windows users: Processor, memory and O/S type (64 or 32bit) Hold down ALT+Space .  Alternatively, type ‘system’ into the search bar then click on system control panel. Checking the hard drive for available space Go to the search bar and type ‘This PC’ then click on ’This PC’.  Then look for Win desk For Ubuntu users Processor, O/S type and memory Goto the cog on the right