Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster is now available, bringing new features and improvements. Want to try Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster without replacing your current operating system? Discover how to install this new version of Ubuntu on VirtualBox and take advantage of all its new features without disrupting your existing environment.
Requirements for the installation of Ubuntu 23.04 on VirtualBox
Before installing Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on VirtualBox, it is important to verify that you have the following items:
Make sure your computer has at least 4 GB of RAM and at least 25 GB of free disk space for a successful installation of Ubuntu on VirtualBox.
Go to the official VirtualBox website to download and install the latest version of the software.
Go to the Ubuntu website to download the ISO image of the latest version of Ubuntu.
Once you have met all the prerequisites, you are ready to install Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on VirtualBox.
Creating a new virtual machine
To install Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on VirtualBox, you must first create a new virtual machine. So follow these steps to get there:
Launch VirtualBox on your computer.
Create a new virtual machine: Click on the “New” button located in the toolbar at the top of the VirtualBox window.
Enter a name for your virtual machine and select Linux as OS type and Ubuntu (64-bit) as version. Then click on Next.
Allocate an amount of RAM to your virtual machine. For Ubuntu 23.04, it is recommended to allocate at least 4 GB of RAM. Click Next to continue. Give at least 25 GB for storage space.
Your new virtual machine is now ready for the installation of Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster.
Installation of Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on VirtualBox
Before starting the installation, go to Configuration then Network and set the network access mode to Bridge Access. This allows Ubuntu to connect to the internet to install updates during installation.
So follow these steps to install Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on your VirtualBox virtual machine:
Click on the Start button to launch your virtual machine with the ISO image of Ubuntu 23.04. Then select the Ubuntu iso file that you have just downloaded.
Once the operating system is started, click on Try or Install Ubuntu.
Then select the language of your choice.
Select the Install Ubuntu option for a complete installation of Ubuntu 23.04 with all default applications.
Keep the option Use a wired connection to allow Ubuntu to download the packages.
Also check Minimum installation to make the installation finish quickly.
Choose Erase disk and install Ubuntu for a clean installation on the virtual hard disk.
This option will delete all the contents of the virtual hard disk and automatically create the necessary partitions for Ubuntu 23.04.
A confirmation window will appear to show you the changes made to the virtual hard disk. Check that everything is correct and click on Install.
Click on the map to select your time zone or choose it from the drop-down menu, then click Next.
Enter your name, computer name, username, and password.
You can also choose if you want to log in automatically or if you prefer to enter your password at each start. Click on Next.
From here you can select the appearance of your system. Personally, I prefer the dark look.
The installer will copy the files and install Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on your virtual machine.
When the installation is complete, click on Restart Now.
You can now connect and use Ubuntu.
Installation of guest additions and configuration.
Click on devices and select insert CD image of guest additions…
Start the installation.
Confirm your password and the installation will start automatically.
Once the installation of the modules is complete, turn off the machine and go to your machine’s settings on the VirtualBox dashboard.
Click on General then go to advanced, from here select bi-directional for shared clipboard and drag and drop.
This allows you to copy or drag and drop files or folders from your physical machine to the virtual machine and vice versa.
Congratulations, you can now use your Ubuntu 23.04 in full swing.
You currently have Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster installed on VirtualBox and can explore all the new features and functionality of this version without compromising your current environment.
Feel free to experiment and familiarize yourself with Ubuntu 23.04 to get the most out of this Linux distribution.