Install Ubuntu in VirtualBox ?

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  • Forrest Smith

    Hey Spencer,


    I'm not sure - I don't see why it wouldn't work, but I haven't tried. If you link me to the same ISO and post the config you're using, I'm happy to try.

     

    Have you gotten any VMs to work in VBox? Is it possible your device doesn't support virtualization?

  • Spencer Wallman

    Yes, I've gotten a Windows 7 and Windows 10 VM to work without issues. The ISO I'm using is the 64 bit version directly from Ubuntu.

  • Spencer Wallman

    Specifically from here... https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

  • Forrest Smith

    I'll try this out in the next day or so - might be worth trying a different distro or looking up downloads for pre-formatted Virtualbox images that others use for Ubuntu - maybe there's some kind of trick

  • Leonard Niehaus

    I just spent 5 hours trying to get Ubuntu working on Cloudready - successfully. Using the .iso to install Ubuntu didn't work for me because VirtualBox crashed during the installation every time.

    1. Download ubuntu on a non-cloudready computer from https://www.osboxes.org/
    2. Use 7zip to unzip the archive
    3. Copy the .vdi file to a stick and plug it into the cloudready device
    4. Use crosh to copy the file from the stick to 'home/chronos/user/VirtualBo VMs/'
    5. Create a virtual machine and select the virtual disk
    6. Enjoy Ubuntu on Cloudready!

    Feel free to ask me any questions.

  • Dave Lad

    Leonard would you mind telling me how to do step 4. (Use crosh to copy the file from the stick to 'home/chronos/user/VirtualBo VMs/') which commands do you use especifically inside Crosh. thanks.

     

  • Leonard Niehaus

    I've uninstalled CloudReady so I can't tell you the exact commands. Once you opened crosh (CTRL + ALT +T) type 'bash' and use the 'cp' command to copy the file.

  • Dave Lad

    thanks you helped me a lot. it would be kind of : shell, bash, media, removable, 'USB Drive'   and then cp finename.vdi /home/chronos/user/...   

  • Leonard Niehaus

    Correct you need to find out the path to the stick and then copy the file

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