Running a Pop! OS 20.04 VM in Virtualbox 🌱

  1. Download Pop! OS Download
  2. Launch Virtualbox
  3. Create a New VM by selecting Machine > New

    Name: Pop! OS 20.04
    Machine Folder: C:\VMs
    Type: Linux
    Version: Ubuntu (64-bit)
    Memory Size: 4096 MB
    Hard disk: Create a virtual hard disk now

  4. Click Create
  5. On the Create Virtual Hard Disk dialog

    Name the virtual disk image Pop! OS 20.04.vdi
    File size: 16 GB
    Hard disk file type: VDI
    Storage on physical hard disk: Dynamically Allocated

  6. Click Create
  7. Select the VM and Click Settings
  8. Select System > Processor
  9. Give the VM at least 2 processors
  10. Select Display
  11. Slide the Video Memory to 128 MB
  12. Select Network
  13. Set the attached to dropdown to Bridged Adapter
  14. Select Storage
  15. Click on the CD-ROM drive
  16. Select the disc dropdown to the right > Choose a virtual optical disc file...
  17. Browse to and select the downloaded Pop! OS .iso file
  18. Click OK
  19. Make sure the Pop! OS 20.04 VM is selected and click Start > Normal
  20. Click the Activities button > Search install > Select Install Pop!_OS
  21. Choose a language > Click Select > Click Select
  22. Select a keyboard layout > Click Select > Click Select
  23. Click Clean Install > Click Clean Install
  24. Select the ATA VBOX HARDDISK > Click Erase and Install
  25. Click Don't Encrypt
  26. Wait while Pop! OS copies files and installs
  27. When the installation completes click Restart Device
  28. At the Welcome! screen click Next, Next
  29. Choose to enable or disable Location Services > Click Next
  30. Select a time zone > Click Next
  31. Click Skip on the Connect Your Online Accounts screen
  32. Enter a full name and username > Click Next
  33. Enter and re-enter a password > Click Next
  34. Click Start Using Pop!_OS
  35. Welcome to Pop! OS 20.04

Optional Steps

  1. Click the Applications button > Search "terminal" > Click Terminal
  2. Run the following commands to install updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get clean
  3. Select Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image...
  4. If the installation autoruns, select Run
  5. Open the Files application > Select the Guest Additions Disc > Right click in the white space > Open terminal here
  6. In the Terminal window run the following commands
    sudo sh ./
    sudo reboot
  7. The VM will reboot
  8. Upon rebooting, you can now full screen the VM and the internal resolution will automatically change to match the window size
  9. Log back in