Installing VB on a Windows host
Do not forget the enable the VT-x setting step below!
Otherwise you will not be able to execute a 64bit Linux VB (and you will probably not even get an explicit error message about this)
If the host where you are updating VB has no network connection, you probably also want to download the matching VB Extension Pack
You can also download the User Manual from the same page
Installing the copy of a existing Linux guest
Rather than creating a full Linux installation from scratch, it is convenient to use the copy of an existing (and working!) VB machine
Method 1: copy an existing disk image
Choose a Memory size
of 4096 MB
. The memory size depends on the memory installed on the host and we suggest
Host = 4 Gb → VB = 2 Gb
Host = 8 Gb → VB = 4 Gb
You are now ready to start and configure your VB!
Method 2: import an appliance
Creating the appliance on the source host
Make sure that the virtual machine is stopped (Powered Off state)
File → Export Appliance
Select the Fedora Core 20 JYPclone machine
In the Storage settings window, select an output directory with enough space to store the exported ova (
FedoraCore20JYPclone.ova or a more explicit file name, with the VB version and the export date, e.g.
Just click Export in the Appliance settings window… and wait (20-30 minutes)!
Installing the appliance on the target host
Copy the appliance ova file to the target host, or just have it on an external USB disk/stick connected to the host
File → Import Appliance… : specify the ova (e.g.
X:\some_path\FedoraCore20JYPclone_4.3.28_150602.ova) file and import it
This will install a Fedora Core 20 JYPclone directory in E:\VirtualBox VMs\ and you will get a Fedora Core 20 JYPclone machine in the left panel of the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager window, with all the correct predefined settings. You may want to edit the settings to adapt the VM memory based on the memory available on the host!
Basic configuration of the imported Linux guest
:unless the imported appliance was really recent, you may have to update the linux guest (if the installed Linux had some packages updated) and or update the Linux guest additions (if the VB you have installed is more recent than the VB that was used for exporting the Appliance)
Installing a Linux guest from scratch