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
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.
- 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 it is disabled and in which case VirtualBox will only show 32 bit OS options for a new VM).
- CPU – 1
- Memory – 1024 MB (give more if you want to use the VM for development)
- Network – Bridge Adapter (instead of NAT so it uses the host OS network interface for internet connection)
- Virtual HDD – 12 GB (Dynamically allocated – slower but won’t occupy the entire 12 GB from the very beginning and will grow as we install the OS and use the VM). If you want better performance then use Fixed allocation which will take sometime to format and setup).
sudo apt-get install dkms sudo apt-get install build-essential module-assistant sudo m-a prepare