How-to Install Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox Virtual Machine

January 21st, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Debian 9 Stretch Desktop on Oracle VirtualBox



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Visually and Step-by-Step How-to Install Debian 9 Stretch 32/64bit GNU/Linux KDE/Gnome/Xfce/Lxde/Mate Desktop on a Oracle VirtualBox Virtual Machine.

Debian 9 Stretch come with many New Software Updates:

  • Linux kernel 4.8+
  • Desktop environments KDE Plasma 5, GNOME 3.20+, Xfce 4.12+, LXDE 0.x, MATE 2.1+
  • Browsers Firefox 47 ESR & Chromium 50
  • LibreOffice 5.1.3+
  • Educational toolbox GCompris 15.02
  • Music creator Rosegarden 15.12+
  • GOsa 2.7.4+
  • LTSP 5.5.7
  • Debian Stretch includes more than 50000 packages available for installation

To the

Debian 9 Stretch Installation Guide

Bottom Link to Oracle Tools Installation Tutorial.

Debian 9 Stretch Desktop Installation Steps on Oracle VirtualBox - Featured
  1. Download Debian 9 Stretch Linux Desktop:

    Get Debian 9 Stretch 32/64bit ISO

    Select the Debian 9 Netinstall ISO.



  2. How-to Create a VirtualBox VM from Linux ISO

    Creating a Linux VM


  3. Run the Virtual Machine with Debian 9 ISO

  4. Then Choose Graphical Install

  5. Select a Language

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - language
  6. Select the Location

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - location
  7. Configure the Keyboard

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - keyboard
  8. Configure the Network
    Set “localhost” as Hostname:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - hostname

    And “localdomain as Domain Name:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - domain name
  9. Set Up the root SuperUser Password
    Take Note of it!

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - root user pass
  10. Make a New User
    Give a Full Name:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - full name

    Then the Username:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - username

    And the User Pass:
    Take Note of it too…

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - pass
  11. Configure the Clock Time Zone

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - clock
  12. Disk Partitioning
    Use the Entire Disk:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - use entire disk

    Put All stuff in One Partition:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - all in one

    Select the Disk to Partition:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - selecting disk

    Continue Writing changes to Disk:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - writing changes

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - confirm to write changes to disk

  13. Configure the Package Manager
    Continue if you have not any DVD to scan:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - package manager scan dvd

    Pick an Apt Mirror Country:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - mirror country

    Then a Debian Mirror (It doesn’t matter so much and then ):

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - packages mirror

    If any proxy then enter the url:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - proxy
  14. Choose if Partecipating to the Popularity Contest

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - popularity contest
  15. Select the Software & Desktop to Install
    This is the Most Important Choice!

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - select the desktop to install

    You have many choices but if you are a Beginner just take the Default…

  16. Install the Grub Boot Loader
    Continue with the proposed:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - grub boot loader

    Confirm for Installation:

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - confirm grub installation
  17. Then You are Done!

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - finishing installation
  18. Restart the VM

  19. Hit Enter on Grub Spash Screen

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - grub splash
  20. Login with the User Pass

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - login
  21. Enjoy an Amazing Debian Experience! :)

    Installing Debian 9 Stretch on a Oracle VirtualBox VM - enjoy debian
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