From the main VirtualBox dashboard screen highlight your new vm in the left sidebar then click “Start”. The Ubuntu ISO will boot up and the installation process will begin.
The boot process will work its magic and you’ll then begin the installation process. There’s no mouse usage here so make use of the arrow keys. Use the space bar to select/deselect options.
We’re now at the login screen. Enter the username and password you configured earlier during the installation process.
Congratulations! You’ve learned about virtualization, hypervisors, Linux distros, and how to configure a virtual machine. Enjoy being logged into your freshly created Ubuntu vm!
You need a way to shut this thing off, don’t you? To safely power down enter this command, hit enter, then enter your password and hit enter again:
sudo shutdown now
My next post will entail changing Ethernet settings in VirtualBox, patching Ubuntu with all available updates, installing and configuring SSH, disabling password access via SSH by using certificate key pairs, and reviewing some commands to retrieve some basic info on our machine.