3. Create Client2

In this section, we’re going to create the virtual machine Client2. It will run simply from an Ubuntu Live CD, and will take very little time to complete. Because it runs from a Live CD, and has no useful permanent storage, it will only be used a couple of times in the course for temporary machines.

In the VirtualBox main window, click on the New button, which will launch the Create New Virtual Machine wizard. Give the machine a name of “TELE301-client2”, then click Continue. It will be an Ubuntu Linux (not 64-bit) machine, with the default amount of memory of 256MB. Do not create a virtual hard-disk: un-tick the box that says Boot Hard Disk. Because this is little unusual, VirtualBox will prompt you if this is what you really want to do: answer Continue. Click on Done to complete the wizard.

Now you need to virtually “insert” the Ubuntu CD that the machine will boot from. Click on the “TELE301-client2” VM and then click on Settings. Click on the Storage icon, and then click on the empty CD-ROM icon. Figure 7, “Client2’s Storage Configuration in VirtualBox” shows how the interface should appear at this point. Then click on the small folder icon on the right beside Empty to access the Virtual Media Manager. If the disc called ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso is not present in the list, click on the Add button and add it from the ISOs/Ubuntu folder in Gallardo’s “Resources” share, then Select it.

Figure 7. Client2’s Storage Configuration in VirtualBox

Client2’s Storage Configuration in VirtualBox

The storage settings of VirtualBox for Client2. We want to associate an CD-ROM image “ISO” to insert it into the virtual CD-ROM drive of the virtual machine.

The only thing left to do is connect it to the appropriate network. In the Network icon of the Settings for “tele301-client2”, set its Adaptor 1 to connect to the Internal Network “TELE301 Internal Network 1”, then click OK. Record the Ethernet hardware address of the adaptor as done previously. Now Start the machine and you’re done.


The screen of Client2 will be smaller than Client1, because Client1 has the Guest Additions installed, which allows it to have a larger virtual display adaptor, among other enhancements.

When asked if you want to either try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu, just click on Try Ubuntu, because you don’t have a disk to install into.