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How to use a guest OS installed on Windows 7 – VirtualBox to another VirtualBox – Ubuntu

If you bumped into this post somehow, that means you really really want to use a guest operating system installed on your host operating system (i.e. Windows 7) using VirtualBox to another installed VirtualBox on different host operating system (i.e Ubuntu).

The process involves the following steps:

  1. Run VirtualBox in windows 7
  2. Select File Menu, and click Export Appliances
  3. Choose your desired guest operating system that you want to use.
  4. click next to create a ovf  (Open Virtualization Format) of your guest os.
  5. Now, copy your guestos.ovf file to Ubuntu and run VirtualBox.
  6. Select File Menu, and click Import Appliances
  7. Select guestos.ovf file and click next.
  8. Boom ! You got it !

Cheers !

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Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04

September 10, 2012 1 comment

Installing VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 is very easy, and what you need to do is to run the following commands in your terminal.

Open your terminal, login as  root, and run the command below to update your system:

apt-get update

After that, run the following commands to add VirtualBox repository’s key and VirtualBox repository in Ubuntu:

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add –
sh -c ‘echo “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian precise contrib” >> /etc/apt/sources.list’

Now, you are ready to install VirtualBox in your system using the following command:

apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

Enjoy your installed VirtualBox to load and run Guest Operating System  in it’s own virtual environment.