More info on installing and using Virtualbox

Asked by Rich.b on 2012-08-26

I have this info about virtualbox, but I am not sure how go about it. Please give step by step instructions.
I am using Dell 2400 Dimension and Ubuntu 12.04 OS 1GB Ram 80GB HD.

echo "deb precise contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list > /dev/null

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

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Rich.b (aybi30) said : #1

This is what from this link above, I do not understand what if anything I do hear!
  Parent Directory
  dists/ 02-Apr-2012 10:45 1K
  oracle_vbox.asc 18-May-2010 12:59 1K
  pool/ 04-Nov-2011 11:33 1K
  sun_vbox.asc 23-Mar-2009 10:06 1K

2nd link gives public key which I assume I will need when install VB.

Those are the steps you need, that IS step-by-step. Press CTRL+ALT+T and run each of those commands, one by one....

How much more step-by-step do you want!??

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #3

OK thanks I will try it out. Richard

You may want to run light OSes, you have 1Gb RAM which isn't a great deal for virtualisation

You will not get Win7 or Vista running well at all.

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #6

I have another 1GB of Ram which I can add.

Do you think that will be enough ?


Will help a lot.

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.