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 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 . Click on to complete the wizard.button, which will launch the Create New Virtual Machine wizard. Give the machine a name of “TELE301-client2”, then click . It will be an Ubuntu Linux (not 64-bit) machine, with the default amount of memory of 256MB.
Now you need to virtually “insert” the Ubuntu CD that the
boot from. Click on the “TELE301-client2” VM and then click
on 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
to access the Virtual Media Manager. If
the disc called
is not present in the list, click on the
button and add it from the
ISOs/Ubuntu folder in
Gallardo’s “Resources” share, then
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 . Record the Ethernet hardware address of the adaptor as done previously. Now 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, because you don’t have a disk to install into.