Steps in setting up VBox
- Install VM VBox software just like any other software.
- Open Oracle VM VirtualBox. You should see the figure below:
Figure 1: Interface to Vbox
- Click on New. Figure 2 will pop out.
Figure 2: New Virtual Machine Wizard
- Click Next. Choose the VM Name and OS type to be loaded to the VM VBox.
Figure 3 VM Name and OS
- Allocate about 768MB of RAM memory to load the fedora. It should be more than sufficient. Click Next.
Figure 4: RAM memory allocation
- Click Add. A dialog should appear. Navigate to the .vdi image file and click OK to complete.
Figure 5: Media manager
- Click Select.
Figure 6: Select the appropriate image file
- If you have the correct image file in the Use existing hard disk list, click Next.
Figure 7: Virtual Hard disk
Figure 8: Summary
- You should have an interface that looks like Figure 9.
Figure 9: Final step
- Click on Settings. Navigate to display -> Video. Set video memory to 32MB. Click OK.
Figure 10: Video Memory
- Go to Storage. Make sure you have the same settings as Figure 11. Click OK.
Figure 11: Storage
- If you have done up to this, you should get Figure 12. Press Start and Fedora will be loaded.
Figure 12: Vbox ready to use
Having a Virtual Box set up in your system allows you to change from Windows OS to Linux OS quickly. This allows you to use software that needs Linux OS.