How to Download and Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox
Ubuntu 14.04 is a long-term support (LTS) version of the popular Linux operating system that was released in April 2014. It offers five years of free security and maintenance updates, as well as a stable and user-friendly desktop environment. If you want to try Ubuntu 14.04 without changing your current operating system, you can use Virtualbox, a free and open-source software that allows you to run different operating systems in virtual machines.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox in a few easy steps.
Step 1: Download Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file
The first thing you need to do is to download the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file from the official website. You can choose between the desktop image or the server image, depending on your needs. The desktop image allows you to try Ubuntu without installing it, and also gives you the option to install it permanently later. The server image is for installing Ubuntu as a server, without a graphical user interface.
You can download the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file from here. You will need at least 384 MB of RAM and 25 GB of free hard drive space to run Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox.
Step 2: Install Virtualbox
The next step is to install Virtualbox on your computer. Virtualbox is available for Windows, macOS and Linux, and you can download it from here. Follow the instructions on the website to install Virtualbox on your system.
Step 3: Create a new virtual machine
After installing Virtualbox, you need to create a new virtual machine for Ubuntu 14.04. To do this, open Virtualbox and click on the \"New\" button. A wizard will guide you through the process of creating a new virtual machine.
You need to give your virtual machine a name, such as \"Ubuntu 14.04\", and choose \"Linux\" as the type and \"Ubuntu (64-bit)\" or \"Ubuntu (32-bit)\" as the version, depending on your system architecture and the ISO file you downloaded. Then, you need to allocate some memory (RAM) for your virtual machine. The recommended amount is 1024 MB, but you can adjust it according to your system resources.
Next, you need to create a virtual hard disk for your virtual machine. You can choose between a dynamically allocated or a fixed size hard disk. A dynamically allocated hard disk will grow as you use it, while a fixed size hard disk will have a fixed size that cannot be changed later. The recommended size for the hard disk is 10 GB, but you can increase it if you plan to install more software or store more files on your virtual machine.
After creating the virtual hard disk, your new virtual machine will be ready. You can see it in the list of virtual machines on the left side of the Virtualbox window.
Step 4: Mount the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file
Before starting your virtual machine, you need to mount the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file that you downloaded earlier. To do this, select your virtual machine and click on the \"Settings\" button. Then, go to the \"Storage\" section and click on the empty CD/DVD icon under the \"Controller: IDE\" section.
On the right side of the window, click on the CD/DVD icon next to the \"Optical Drive\" drop-down menu and choose \"Choose a disk file\". Then, browse to the location where you saved the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file and select it. Click on \"OK\" to save the changes.
Step 5: Start your virtual machine and install Ubuntu 14.04
Now you are ready to start your virtual machine and install Ubuntu 14.04 on it. To do this, select your virtual machine and click on the \"Start\" button. A new window will open with your virtual machine running.
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