Building A Virtual Machine

  • To virtualize the system, you may use free solutions you find online, such as VMWare Player or VirtualBox, and you will use Ubuntu 18.04 (a deliberately older version) as your operating system. You might choose to download a pre-built image of Linux rather than installing your own. (Hint: see (Links to an external site.) for some ready-made images.)
  • In your submission, you will need to prove that you have completed the project by discussing your process and sharing screenshots
  • This virtual machine will be used again in next week’s assignment

The additional instructions below are to assist you with Ubuntu installation.


Create a new Virtual Machine named Ubuntu Desktop. Verify that the version is Ubuntu 64-bit. Specify four gigabytes of memory. Create a virtual drive, provision. Specify the size as 128 gigabytes. Start the virtual machine and specify the Ubuntu Desktop ISO. Click start. Configure scaling to make the screen easier to read. Confirm your language and click install Ubuntu. Confirm your keyboard layout, click continue, specify normal or minimal installation. In this case, we’re selecting minimal because it’s faster and click continue. Confirm that you would like to erase the disc and click install now. Confirm that you would like to write those changes to the drive. Confirm your time zone. Click continue. Specify your name, your computer’s name, and pick a username. Specify a password, confirming it, and click continue. After reboot, log in as your demo user, specify the password and clicking sign in .

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For Additional Assistance

  1. Visit VirtualBox  (Links to an external site.)(freely available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux).
  2. Under platform packages, click the version of the operating system you plan upon running VirtualBox.
  3. Save the installation file.
  4. Open the installation file and follow the onscreen prompts to install the software.

Students will now need to download a trial copy of Windows 10 from

  1. Visit Microsoft Evaluation Center. (Links to an external site.)
  2. Click Continue.
  3. Enter your contact information as required.
  4. Select 64-bit and select your language—English.
  5. Click Download.
  6. Save the ISO to the Downloads folder on your computer.

Students will now need to download a copy of Ubuntu from

  1. Visit Unbuntu. (Links to an external site.)
  2. Click Download.
  3. Click the LTS version.
  4. Save the ISO to the Downloads folder on your computer.


  • The assignment should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins
  • Use APA for citing references and quotations
  • See the assignment rubric below for more details

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