Installing kubuntu 1004 on virtualbox

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Installing Kubuntu 10.04

  • In the power settings for the host OS disable the screen saver and set it to not go to sleep.
  • Ensure that you have 2 virtual nics setup, I have 1 for NAT (eth0) and 1 for Internal (eth1)
  • While not a requirement, it's highly advisable to allocate more than 1 CPU and ensure virtualization is enabled in the BIOS for performance
  • Insert your Kubuntu 10.04 install disk or download an 32-bit .iso image of Kubuntu 10.04
  • Start the virtual machine and Click next at the First Run Wizard
  • Choose the drive that your disk is in under Media Source


  • Click the folder icon to the left of the media source drop-down menu and browse to the .iso image you downloaded earlier
  • Click Finish and let the Install disk start and click Install Kubuntu.
  • When the installer comes up DO NOT click update this installer.
  • Go through the installer choosing the options that best suit you.
  • I had trouble with the installer finishing so i skipped the files at the end, it gives you the option to skip around 80% (im going to do more testing to figure out why)
  • Reboot
  • When kubuntu is loading and the screen turns teal you have to hit esc once and then let it go until the login comes up.
  • Bring up a terminal and enter:
    1. sudo -i
    2. apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade <--takes a while, go eat something.
    3. apt-get install dkms build-essential
    4. apt-get remove plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo
  • Reboot
  • Under the Devices menu at the top click Install Guest Additions
  • Open a terminal window and enter:
    1. cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.0.2_69518/ (the numbers may differ for you, just check the name of the cd that was mounted)
    2. sudo ./
  • Open the system settings window, click on the advanced tab then on desktop search and uncheck Enable Nepomuk Semantic Desktop. (this will make it less slugish at boot)
  • Now is a good time to take a snapshot by going to the Machine menu at the top and clicking Take Snapshot, as you should have a fully functioning OS.
  • Upon installing 1004, during the setup wizard i'd recommend using ui1 instead of 2 as it will slam the VM processor