Here I will explain how to set up a virtual machine and in this case it’s VirtualBox. There are many benefits to having a virtual box. It allows you to run another OS inside your current OS. You can also use it to test viruses/bots/keyloggers without having to worry about the infection spreading. Think of it as a disposable computer. Sandbox but on a much larger scale.
For this tutorial you will need:
- ISO, CD or bootable USB with the operating system of your choice.
Click on new and you’ll be asked to choose your operating system that you’re using. You can see the various options that are on offer. Choose the one you are installing and give your operating system a name. This doesn’t have to relate to the operating system, it’s just a name you pick like for a user profile.
Once you’ve picked the size of your hard drive, you’ll be presented with the final few steps. Press the Start button on this window.
Q: The internet on my Virtualbox doesn’t work.
A: Make sure you installed the network adapter during install, make sure it installed properly and make sure your physical and virtual adapter are allowed to communicate.
Q: System error: Bootable media not found.
A: See screenshot below, you need to make sure Virtualbox is able to access the bootable media.