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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox by Pradyumna Dash

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Chapter 2. Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux

This chapter provides the information and steps to install and configure VirtualBox on Linux, and also detailed steps to start, update, and remove VirtualBox from the Linux OS.

Basic requirements

The following are the basic requirements for VirtualBox:

  • Processor: Any recent AMD/Intel processor is fine to run VirtualBox.
  • Memory: This is dependent on the size of the RAM that is required for the host OS, plus the amount of RAM needed by the guest OS. In my test environment, I am using 4 GB RAM and going to run Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.2 as the guest OS.
  • Hard disk space: VirtualBox doesn’t need much space, but you need to plan out how much the host OS needs and how much you need for the guest OS. ...

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