To Get Linux Virtual Machine On Windows 7 To Attain Virtualization

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Virtualization is to use many operating systems on one machine. Virtual machine allows you to run any operating system on your PC. They provide a base to run software on your OS that are made to work on others. How to get Linux virtual machine on Windows 7?

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To Get Linux Virtual Machine On Windows 7 To Attain Virtualization

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1) VIRTUAL BOX

-> Program made by Oracle.

-> Basic work is to power the virtualization process.

-> Download the virtual box from the Internet.

-> Run the extension and install it.

2) DOWNLOAD LINUX

-> Download Linux operating system according to your choice and convenience.

At the end you will have an ISO file in the Download folder.

3) SETUP VM

  • Open virtual box and then click on OK.
  • Provide the VM with a name.
  • Open the Type drop-down menu and select Linux version.
  • Select the memory size.
  • From the Hard drive file type, press VDI.
  • Choose the type of storage. You can either press dynamically allocated that can be expanded when required or Fixed size that has a static memory size. 
  • You can give the file a name and the location to store it.

4) INSTALL LINUX OS  Select your VM and then click on Start.

  • You will be re-directed to the start-up disk.
  • Next to the drop-down menu, click on the icon.
  • A file explorer window will open.
  • Search for your ISO file that you downloaded earlier.
  • Select the file and press on Start.
  • You will be taken to the Boot up options for this guest OS. Remember that you won’t be affecting the files present on the host.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After the installation process, you can use both Windows and Linux OS.

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