How to install Elementary OS 0.4 Loki on Oracle virtualbox

  • Post last modified:December 10, 2016
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Elementary OS is free and open source Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with in build Pantheon desktop environment. Elementary OS 0.4 Loki is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and it comes with Linux Kernel 4.4. This is one of the best replacement for Windows and MacOS. Here we used below software to test this.

Elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit), Download Elementary OS 0.4 Loki from here
Virtualbox 5.1.10. Download  VirtualBox from here
Windows 10 (64bit) with RAM 4GB


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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 released

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 is now available for download. What’s new in this release?

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Supports Mac OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, other Linux operating systems, and legacy operating systems.
Paravirtualization Support for Windows and Linux Guests.
Improved CPU Utilization
Support of USB 3.0 Devices
Bi-Directional Drag and Drop Support for Windows
Disk Image Encryption

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How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on Oracle virtualbox

Softwares used

Windows 10 Technical Preview (32bit build 9926 EN-US)
Virtualbox 4.3.22
Windows 7

System requirements:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
A Microsoft account and Internet access

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VirtualBox 4.2.16 released

VirtualBox 4.2.16 is now available for download. What’s new in this release?

OVF/OVA: don’t crash on import if no manifest is used
GUI: do not restore the current snapshot if we power-off after a Guru Mediation
Storage: fixed a crash when hotplugging an empty DVD drive to the VM
Storage: fixed a crash when a guest read from a DVD drive attached to the SATA controller under certain circumstances
EFI: don’t fail with 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts
Autostart: fixed VM startup on OS X
Windows hosts: native Windows 8 controls
Windows hosts: restore native style on Vista 32
Windows hosts / guests: Windows 8.1 adaptions
Mac OS X hosts: after removing VirtualBox with VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool, remove it from the pkgutil –pkgs list as well

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VirtualBox 4.2.10 released

VirtualBox 4.2.10 is now available for download.This is a maintenance release.What’s new in this release?

GUI: fixed keyboard with XQuartz X server
Main/Display: fixed a crash with multi-monitors under certain conditions
Main/Properties: fixed a crash under certain conditions, for example after wakeup from host hibernate
Settings: don’t lose the internal network settings if they are not currently active
Storage: another incompatibility fix for VHD differencing images with Hyper-V
VBoxManage: don’t read beyond the end of the file specified with export –eulafile
Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.9-rc0 compile fixes
Linux Additions: fixed two warnings in the shared folders guest kernel module
Linux Additions: don’t crash VBoxService if libdbus is not available
Windows Additions: fixed upgrading MultiMedia Redirection (MMR) support

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