Ubuntu 16.04
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VirtualBox : Create Virtual Machine #1
2016/07/17
 
Install GuestOS and create a Virtual Machine. This example shows to install Ubuntu 16.04.
[1] Create a Virtual Machine.
# create a directory for VM

root@dlp:~#
mkdir /var/vbox
# create a VM

root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage createvm \
--name Ubuntu_1604 \
--ostype Ubuntu_64 \
--register \
--basefolder /var/vbox

Virtual machine 'Ubuntu_1604' is created and registered.
UUID: c7b0a138-099b-4c07-8229-ef394288851a
Settings file: '/var/vbox/Ubuntu_1604/Ubuntu_1604.vbox'
# modify settings for VM

root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage modifyvm Ubuntu_1604 \
--cpus 4 \
--memory 4096 \
--nic1 bridged \
--bridgeadapter1 ens33 \
--boot1 dvd \
--vrde on \
--vrdeport 5001
# configure storage for VM

root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage storagectl Ubuntu_1604 --name "Ubuntu_1604_SATA" --add sata

root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage createhd \
--filename /var/vbox/Ubuntu_1604/Ubuntu_1604.vdi \
--size 20480 \
--format VDI \
--variant Standard

0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%
Medium created. UUID: 67ee5f87-aa83-4979-b138-80eb5d2c5fc8
root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage storageattach Ubuntu_1604 \
--storagectl Ubuntu_1604_SATA \
--port 1 \
--type hdd \
--medium /var/vbox/Ubuntu_1604/Ubuntu_1604.vdi
# configure DVD drive for VM (the example specifies an ISO file)

root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage storageattach Ubuntu_1604 \
--storagectl Ubuntu_1604_SATA \
--port 0 \
--type dvddrive \
--medium /tmp/ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64.iso
# confirm settings for VM

root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage showvminfo Ubuntu_1604

Name:            Ubuntu_1604
Groups:          /
Guest OS:        Ubuntu (64-bit)
UUID:            c7b0a138-099b-4c07-8229-ef394288851a
Config file:     /var/vbox/Ubuntu_1604/Ubuntu_1604.vbox
Snapshot folder: /var/vbox/Ubuntu_1604/Snapshots
Log folder:      /var/vbox/Ubuntu_1604/Logs
Hardware UUID:   c7b0a138-099b-4c07-8229-ef394288851a
Memory size:     4096MB
Page Fusion:     off
VRAM size:       8MB
CPU exec cap:    100%
HPET:            off
Chipset:         piix3
Firmware:        BIOS
Number of CPUs:  4
PAE:             on
Long Mode:       on
Triple Fault Reset: off
APIC:            on
X2APIC:          on
CPUID Portability Level: 0
.....
.....
[2] Start Virtual Machine.
root@dlp:~#
VBoxManage startvm Ubuntu_1604 --type headless

Waiting for VM "Ubuntu_1604" to power on...
VM "Ubuntu_1604" has been successfully started.
[3] On enabling VRDP, it's possible to connect with RDP. The example below is from Windows 10.
[4] Connect to (VirtualBox Server's Hostname or IP address):(vrdeport set for the VM).
[5] Just connected.
[6] Installation has finished and Virtual Machine is running.
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