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Learn how to install Linux Xubuntu 22.04 LTS on VirtualBox 7.0 in 6 minutes!

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Linux Xubuntu on VirtualBox 7 in a few simple steps. Linux Xubuntu is a fork or derivative of Linux Ubuntu. Xubuntu ships with a lighter XFCE desktop environment. It is an operating system that is designed to be less resource intensive and works well with low-end hardware. It also ships with system optimisations that make it an attractive choice for deployment on low end devices or devices with a limited amount of hardware resources. It is canonical recognised, community maintained operating system that is free and open source. Click on the button below to watch the video tutorial directly on the Youtube site.

Requirements

In order to complete this tutorial, the following is a list of items that may be needed or required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial to ensure success:
1) An internet connection to download the Linux Xubuntu ISO image file
2) VirtualBox version 7 or newer
3) A desktop or laptop with atleast 4GB RAM, a dual core processor and 50GB of free disk space
4) VirtualBox guest additions software.
5) A folder on your host computer that you would like to access from the virtual machine (optional)

Overview

1) Go to the xubuntu website and download the Linux Xubuntu ISO image file.
2) Open VirtualBox and create a new Linux virtual machine. You can download VirtualBox HERE
3) Configure 128MB of display memory and a scale factor of 200% in the virtual machine’s settings
4) Start the virtual machine and install the Linux Xubuntu operating system
5) Restart the virtual machine and create a shared folder (optional)

Step 1: Go to the Xubuntu website and download the Linux Xubuntu ISO image file.

The first step in completing this setup is to download the Linux Xubuntu ISO image file. Open a new browser window and run a google search for Linux Xubuntu. In the returned results click on xubuntu.org to open the home page.

Click on the Download button to open the downloads page. Choose any location to download from on the Mirror downloads section and click the Linux Xubuntu amd64 .iso link to start the download process.

Step 2: Open VirtualBox and create a new Linux Xubuntu virtual machine.

Next, open the VirtualBox application and click Machine > New. This will open the virtual machine creation wizard. Set the virtual machine’s name to Linux Xubuntu VM or any other name you would like. Click on the ISO image drop-down and click Other. On the file selection popup, browse to the directory where the Xubuntu ISO image file is located, select it and click Open.  Click Next to proceed

Set the username to administrator or any other username that you would like, type in a secure password on the Password and Repeat Password fields, and click the Guest Additions check box. Type in a hostname and Domain Name and click Next

On the Hardware window, set the Base Memory to 4096 MB, set the number of Processors to 2  and click Next. 

On the Virtual Hard Disk window, ensure that the Create a Virtual Hard Disk Now option is selected. Set Disk Size to 50GB or more and click Next. 

A Summary window will be displayed showing you all of the selections that you have made. If you would like to back an adjustment click Back to return to the previous configuration windows. If there are no changes that you would like to make, click Finish to complete the virtual machine creation process.

Step 3: Configure 128MB of video memory and a scale factor of 200% in the virtual machine’s settings

Shut down the virtual machine and click Settings. Click on the Display tab and increase Video Memory to 128MB. Set Scale Factor to 200% and click the Network tab. Click on Adapter 2 and click the Enable Network Adapter check box. Select a network adapter on the Attached to field and click Ok.

Step 4: Start the virtual machine and install the Linux Xubuntu operating system.

Right click on the virtual machine and click Start > Normal Start. 

When the virtual machine start process is complete, you will see a console window showing the virtual machine installation progress. When the installation process is complete, the virtual machine will restart automatically.

Step 5: Create a shared folder (optional)

You can create a shared folder that allows you to access files on your host computer from within the Linux Xubuntu virtual machine. Right-click on the virtual machine and click Settings. Click on the Shared folder tab and click Add. 

On the Folder Path drop-down, click Other. Choose a folder and click Open. Click the Auto-Mount and Make Permanent check boxes and click on OK. 

Open the virtual machine console and open the Linux Ubuntu file explorer. The shared folder will be shown in the Devices section as shown in the image below.

You have successfully installed Linux Xubuntu on Oracle VM VirtualBox 7. I hope this tutorial has been informative and I would like to thank you for reading it.