How to Install Software on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine

This is a guide on how to install software on an Ubuntu virtual machine. If you’re not familiar with Ubuntu, it’s a Linux-based operating system that is free to download and use.

Many people prefer to use a virtual machine for running Ubuntu because it can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Installing software on a virtual machine is a little different than installing it on a physical machine.

In this guide, we’ll go over the process of installing software on an Ubuntu virtual machine step-by-step. By the end, you’ll be able to install any software you need on your Ubuntu virtual machine.

How to Install Software on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine


This document describes how to install software on an Ubuntu virtual machine. The process is similar for other Linux distributions.

  1. Log in to your Ubuntu virtual machine.
  2. Update the list of available packages:
sudo apt-get update
  1. Install the software you want to use. For example, to install the Apache web server, type:
sudo apt-get install apache2
  1. Start the software you installed. For example, to start the Apache web server, type:
sudo service apache2 start

What You Will Need

Installing software on your Ubuntu virtual machine is easy. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Google Chrome web browser on your Ubuntu VM.

First, you will need to download the Google Chrome .deb package from the Google website.

Next, open a terminal window and navigate to the Downloads directory. Then, use the following command to install Google Chrome:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-x_x_x_x_amd64.deb

Replace x_x_x_x with the actual version number of the .deb package you downloaded.

After installation is complete, you can launch Google Chrome from the Applications menu.

Installing Ubuntu on Your Virtual Machine

Now that you have your virtual machine set up, you’re ready to install Ubuntu on it. This process is actually quite simple—you can either install Ubuntu from a DVD or directly from an ISO file.

Installing Ubuntu from a DVD is the recommended method, as it’s generally faster and more reliable.

To do this, simply insert your Ubuntu installation DVD into your computer’s optical drive and boot up your virtual machine. The Ubuntu installer should automatically start; if it doesn’t, choose “Try Ubuntu without installing” from the Boot Menu.

Once the Ubuntu desktop has loaded, double-click on the Install Ubuntu icon to launch the installer.

Follow the prompts to complete the installation; when asked, make sure to select “Install alongside Windows” so that both operating systems can coexist on your computer.

Once the installation is complete, reboot your machine and select “Ubuntu” from the Boot Menu to boot into your new operating system.

Configuring Ubuntu for Your Virtual Machine

Before you can start using your Ubuntu virtual machine, you’ll need to do some initial configuration. This page will guide you through a few basic steps that will help get your machine up and running.

1) Choose Your Display Resolution

By default, Ubuntu is configured to use a resolution of 1024×768. If you’re using a monitor with a higher resolution, you may want to change this setting so that everything appears larger on the screen. To do this, go to System Settings > Displays and adjust the resolution slider accordingly.

2) Install Additional Drivers (if needed)

If you’re using hardware that requires additional drivers (such as a wireless adapter or graphics card), you’ll need to install them before those devices will work properly. Ubuntu provides a tool for this purpose – simply launch the “Additional Drivers” application from the dash and follow the prompts.

3) Connect to a Wireless Network (if needed)

If your computer has a wireless adapter, you’ll need to connect it to a network before you can access the internet or any other network-based resources. To do this, go to System Settings > Network and select the “Wireless” tab. Then just click on the name of the network you want to connect to and enter the password (if required).

4) Set Up Automatic Updates (optional)

By default, Ubuntu will check for updates on a regular basis and notify you when they are available. If you’d like, you can also configure Ubuntu to install those updates automatically – just go to System Settings > Software & Updates and select the “Automatic Updates” tab. Then choose whether you want security updates only or all available updates installed automatically.

Installing Software on Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system that is designed for ease of use. However, some users may find that they need to install software on their Ubuntu virtual machine in order to run certain applications. This guide will show you how to install software on Ubuntu and get started using it.

First, you will need to open the Terminal. To do this, click on the Dash icon (located in the top left corner of your screen) and type “terminal” into the search bar. Then, click on the Terminal icon that appears.

Next, you will need to use the apt-get command to install the software you want. For example, if you want to install the GIMP image editor, you would type “sudo apt-get install gimp” into the Terminal and hit Enter. The software will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Finally, once the installation is complete, you can launch the software by clicking on the Dash icon and typing the name of the program into the search bar. For example, if you installed GIMP, you would type “gimp” into the search bar and click on the GIMP icon that appears.

Updating Software on Ubuntu

It is recommended that you update the software on your Ubuntu virtual machine often to ensure that you have the latest security updates and bug fixes. To do this, you can use the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade commands.

The apt-get update command will update the list of available packages and their versions, but it will not install or upgrade any packages. This is useful for checking if there are updates available for your software.

The apt-get upgrade command will install the available updates for your software. This is useful for keeping your software up to date.

Uninstalling Software on Ubuntu

If you want to uninstall a piece of software on Ubuntu, there are a few different ways you can do it.

This guide will show you how to uninstall software from the command line and from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Uninstalling Software from the Command Line
To uninstall software from the command line, you can use the apt-get or aptitude command.

For example, to uninstall the LibreOffice suite, you would run the following command:

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

This would remove LibreOffice and any packages that depend on it. If you just want to remove LibreOffice but keep the dependencies, you would run this command instead:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*


In this article, we have learned how to install software on an Ubuntu virtual machine.

We have also learned about the different options for package management in Ubuntu, and how to use the apt package manager to install software.

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