Create a virtual machine with Sun Virtual Box

This tutorial will illustrate how to create a virtual machine with Sun Virtual Box.
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. You can use this tutorial as a review, for example if you want to compare VMWare virtual box and Sun’s one.

If you do not have it yet, click here to download Virtual Box.

Create a virtual machine with Sun Virtual Box

The left part of this window is a list of all virtual machines on your computer. The list is empty now because you haven”t created any virtual machines yet.
In order to create a new virtual machine, press the New button in the main tool bar located at the top of the window.
The New Virtual Machine Wizard :

Create a virtual machine with Sun Virtual Box

The left part of this window is a list of all virtual machines on your computer. The list is empty now because you haven”t created any virtual machines yet.
In order to create a new virtual machine, press the New button in the main tool bar located at the top of the window.
The New Virtual Machine Wizard :

Create a virtual machine with Sun Virtual Box

The first step will be VM Name and OS Type.

Enter a name for the new virtual machine and select the type of the guest operating system you pl;an to install onto the virtual machine.

The name of the virtual machine usually indicates its software and hardware configuration. It will be used by all VirtualBox components to indentity your virtual machine.

In my case I am setting up SUN Virtual Machine for Debian installation so my choose for Operating System: Linux and for Version: Debian

When you are ready with your choice just click on ‘Next’ to continue with memory setup.

Create a virtual machine with Sun Virtual Box

According to the amount of memory you have, you can allocate a part of it for the virtual operating system (OS). My advice is to put at least 512MB, the recommended base memory of 256 MB will be not enough for any of the current OS.

Select the amount of base memory (RAM) in megabytes to be allocated to the virtual machine, and continue with the next step which is: Adding hard disk storage to Virtual Box

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