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Setting up Ubuntu Linux VM in VirtualBox

1.Download and install Oracle VirtualBox for Windows 10 
https://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VirtualBox-5.0.3-102224-Win.exe
Windows 10 is not officially supported so this test build is available of the most recent stable build of Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.2 with some bug fixes for Windows 10.

2.Download and install Oracle VirtualBox Extension pack 
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.2/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.0.2-102096.vbox-extpack
Extension pack extends the functionality of VirtualBox  base package (like adding support for USB 2.0, 3.0 devices, RDP, webcam passthrough, PXE boot ROOM support etc).

Note: One can verify that extension pack has installed correctly by checking VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Extensions.

3.Create a new VM in VirtualBox with the following specs: OS – Ubuntu Linux x86-64 (Note: For VirtualBox to show 64 bit OS options you need to ensure that “Virtualization Technology VT-x” option in the system BIOS has been enabled. By default…