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Install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine

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1. Download and install the latest version of VirtualBox. (4.2.6 at the time of this article)

2. Download an ISO of the latest version of Ubuntu. (12.10 at the time of this article)
Note: If your current operating system is 32bit you must select the 32bit ISO. If your OS is 64bit, you can choose either the 32bit or 64bit ISO. If you are not sure, choose the 32bit.

Set up the Virtual Machine

3. Start VirtualBox and click New to create a new Virtual Machine.
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VirtualBox Error: Cannot Create the Machine Folder in the Parent Folder

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If you receive an error in VirtualBox such as:

Cannot create the machine folder ___ in the parent folder ___. Please check that the parent really exists and that you have permissions to create the machine folder.

You can usually resolve this by updating the Default Machine Folder in the VirtualBox settings. Open the settings by going to the File -> Preferences menu. Under the General section update the Default Machine Folder to a valid path.
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