Install Kubuntu 13.10 Desktop on VirtualBox

Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, an office suite, media apps, an instant messaging client and many more. Kubuntu is simply the KDE version of Ubuntu and its code named Saucy Salamander. Follow the steps below to install Kubuntu on a VirtualBox

Step 1: Download Kubuntu ISO

– Click GetKubuntu and download either 32bit (recommended) or 64bit version


Step 2: Create New Virtual Machine

– Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager > click on New > Enter machine name; Type will be Linux; Version will be either Ubuntu or Ubuntu (64bit). Complete the rest of selections


Step 3: Install Kubuntu

– Start the VM > Click the little folder icon to select the ISO image. Click Start


– On Welcome screen, select desired language and click on Install Kubuntu


– Select “Download updates while installing” and click Continue


– Under Installation type, leave default “Guided – use entire disk” and click Install Now


– While files are been copied, select your desired region & Time zone. Click Continue


– Select your keyboard layout and click Continue


– Enter login details and click Continue


– Wait until install is completed. Before you click on Restart, go to the settings of the VM, click on Storage remove the attached ISO file


Note: After the system is back online, you might not be able to type in your password in the password field. This looks to be a bug with the x64 bit version. So what you need to do is click on Restart button at the bottom of the screen to fix this issue 🙂

– After the VM is back online, you will notice that the default desktop environment for kubuntu is the “KDE Plasma Workspace“. Click on the created username, enter your password and click the arrow to login


– Now you have your Kubuntu desktop 🙂


Step 4: Update Build

– Click on the Application Launcher > Applications > System > Update Manager


– Wait for system to search for updates, then click on Install Updates. Enter root password when prompted and reboot machine after updates are installed



Feel free to share your install experience 🙂

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