Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8 Part 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing ReactOS on VirtualBox

 

The next steps are installing ReactOS on VirtualBox. Launch VirtualBox and select New from File menu. The New menu will guide you on how to create new virtual machine, step-by-step process, interactively manner.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: launching VM VirtualBox

 

Or just click the New button.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: creating a new virtual machine

 

 

Click Next for the Create New Virtual Machine welcome page.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: New virtual machine wizard

 

Put the virtual machine name and the OS to be installed. In this case we put MyReactOS as the name and the OS is Other and the version is Other/Unknown.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Selecting virtual machine name and operating system type

 

You can choose Microsoft Windows for Operating System and Windows XP for the version. Either one as your chosen OS, click Next.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Windows XP as the guest operating system

 

Next, set the amount of the base memory. In this case we just put 64MB. Click Next.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: virtual machine base memory size setting

 

For the virtual hard disk image that to be used as the boot hard disk, we need to create new (virtual) hard disk because this is our first virtual machine. Click Next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Virtual machine new hard disk creation

 

Now, the wizard is ready to create a new virtual disk. Click Next.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: virtual machine virtual disk wizard

 

Select the disk storage type. In this case we select the dynamically expanding storage. The two types of hard disk storage are self-explanatory from the wizard page. Click Next.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: virtual machine hard disk storage type

 

Select the location (new file name) for the virtual hard disk or you can type new location as in this case. Then select the size of the disk. In this case we use 2 GB. Click Next.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: virtual disk location and size settings

 

Now the wizard is ready to create new virtual hard disk and virtual machine based on the settings that we have selected. Click Finish for confirmation on the configuration that has been chosen else you can hit the Back button to change those settings.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Creating virtual disk summary information

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: More summary for virtual machine and its disk creation

 

If there is no error, well, our virtual machine was created successfully.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: The new virtual machine is working

 

The newly created virtual machine should be visible on the left pane. Next, start the virtual machine. Click the Start button.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Starting the new virtual machine

 

The virtual machine should start. The host key is Right arrow + Ctrl keys which need to be used when you want to switch the mouse cursor and keyboard between host and virtual machine. Dismiss the information message by hitting OK button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Virtual machine in action

 

Next, we are ready to install ReactOS on this virtual machine. Click Next for the First Run Wizard welcome page.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Installing operating system on the newly created virtual machine

 

Select the installation media. Remember that we already have ReactOS.iso file on the host computer. So, select ReactOS.iso file.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Selecting the ReactOS installation media

 

If the file or installation media is not visible, use the browse button at the end of the field box to browse and select the ISO file. The, use the Add button to browse and select/add new CD/DVD images. Finally, select the ISO file and click Select button.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: Selecting the ReactOS ISO file for installation on the virtual machine

 

The selected ISO file should be visible as in the following screenshot. Click Next.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: The ReactOS installation media was selected

 

If the selected settings are correct for ReactOS installation, click Finish, else you can hit the Back button to change previous settings.

 

Installing ReactOS 0.3.11 on VirtualBox 3.2.8: A summary of the ReactOS installation on the virtual machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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