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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—running Ubuntu Linux

The best way to test your new virtual machine is experimenting, so let's get on with it!

  1. Open VirtualBox (in case you closed it after the last section's exercise), select your UbuntuVB virtual machine, and click on Start to turn it on:
    Time for action—running Ubuntu Linux
  2. Ubuntu will start to boot in your virtual machine. Eventually, the Ubuntu logo will show up along with the progress bar and, after a few seconds (or minutes, depending on your hardware), the Ubuntu login screen will show up. Click inside the virtual machine screen to capture the mouse and keyboard, type the username you assigned in the installation process, and hit Enter to continue. ...

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