How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 Using VirtualBox?

Below is the step by step guide to show you how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox.


  1. Download VirtualBox Software
  2. Download Ubuntu 16.04 (32-bit)

After downloading the VirtualBox install it on the Windows 10 using the easy installation wizard.

Steps to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 Using VirtualBox

  1. Open VirtualBox, and click on the New icon.
  2. The Create Virtual Machine window will open.
  3. Specify the name, for example, Ubuntu and select type Linux option from the Type dropdown and select the Ubuntu (32-bit) from the Version dropdown as shown in the below image.

Ubuntu installation screen-1

  1. Then click on the Next button and on the next step specify the memory size 1024 MB.
  2. On the next screen, select Create a Virtual Hard Disk now option and click on the Next button.
  3. Select the hard disk file type VDI, then click on the Next button.
  4. For storage on physical hard disk select Dynamically allocated, then click on the Next button.
  5. For File allocation and size specify 30 GB and click on the Next button.
  6. Then it will return to the main screen. Now click on the Ubuntu option and then click on the Start button as shown in the below image:

Start Ubuntu

  1. After starting, it will ask you to specify the Ubuntu ISO file. Locate the file ubuntu-16-04-32-bit.iso you downloaded as specified in the prerequisite section of this article. Below is the screen-shot.

Locate the Ubuntu ISO file.

Then click on the Start button, and the standard installation of Ubuntu will start. Install it by selecting your language preference and location etc. It will install it in a few minutes and will ask you to restart VirtualBox Machine. After the restart, it should work properly.

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