Running a Linux FX VM in Virtualbox 🌱

  1. Download Linux FX Download
  2. Launch Virtualbox
  3. Create a New VM by selecting Machine > New

    Name: Linux FX
    Machine Folder: C:\VMs
    Type: Linux
    Version: Debian (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 Linux FX.vdi
    File size: 30 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 Linux FX .iso file
  18. Click OK
  19. Make sure the Linux FX VM is selected and click Start > Normal
  20. Press Ctrl+C to cancel the disk check
  21. Right click on the introduction video in the task bar > Close
  22. Click the Install Windowsfx icon on the desktop
  23. Select a language > Click Next
  24. Select a region and time zone > Click Next
  25. Select a keyboard layout > Click Next
  26. Select Erase disk > Click Next
  27. Enter a full name, computer name, username and password > Click Next
  28. Click Install and then Install Now
  29. Wait while Windowsfx copies files and installs
  30. When the installation completes, select the Start button > Power icon > Restart, Click OK
  31. Press Enter at the remove installation medium prompt
  32. Login with the username and password created earlier in the process
  33. Welcome to Linux FX

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