Virtual Box

Run other OSes as needed

Run several OSes such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and others inside a virtual machine.

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Verify VirtualBox Installation

As of 2021-01-08, The Focus ships with the latest 6.1.16+ version of VirtualBox distributed provided by Oracle. Unlike the 6.1.10 packages distributed by Ubuntu 20.04, this version supports the Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel and tools used by the Kubuntu Focus Suite. To ensure you have the correct version installed, please enter the following into a terminal. After the installation is complete, please download the associated extension pack and install it to get many desirable features.

sudo apt-get purge virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack virtualbox-guest-additions-iso virtualbox-qt; sudo apt-get install virtualbox-6.1

Download Windows 10 ISO

google-chromeUse a browser to download the Windows 10 ISO. Select Windows 10, followed by your preferred language, and then select 64-bit Download

Start Virtual Box

vboxStart Virtual Box and configure as illustrated below.

Install W10

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See this article on how to share folders.

Troubleshooting

Q: What are some uses of Virtual Box?

A: One may use virtual machines to run applications that are not available on other OSes, as illustrated here. However, one can also use them to test system and package development.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Disclaimer

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