The Windows 10 v.1803 spring update has provided with a feature of Hyper-V Enhanced Mode from which latest version of Ubuntu can be downloaded and installed on your Windows 10. The Hyper-V provides a virtual environment from where an operating system such as Ubuntu, can be installed inside the current Windows. So when enabling the Hyper-V on your Windows, the Windows 10 enables the Hyper-V manager from where you can create a Virtual Machine to use Ubuntu. So in this article, I will walk you through on how to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using Hyper-V on Windows 10.
Before we start with the step-wise guide, there are some requirements that you should preserve.
- Make sure that your Windows is updated to the 1803 version.
- Make sure that you are using Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise Edition.
- Make sure you have successfully enabled Hyper-V on your Computer and in case it is not enabled please follow our guide.
- Make sure you have an internet connection throughout the process.
Now let’s start with the step-wise guide.
Step 1: Open Hyper-V Manager
The Hyper-V manager can be accessed after you have successfully enabled Hyper-V on your Computer. Open up the Hyper-V manager by typing in “Hyper-V manager” in the Windows search from the taskbar.
After the Hyper-V manager launches up, as shown above, under the Actions panel located on the right side, click on the Quick Create New to create a new Virtual Machine as highlighted above.
Step 2: Create Virtual Machine
After selecting New Virtual Machine, you will be asked to select an operating system. In the Select an operating system phase:
- Select the Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS as highlighted above.
- Click on the Create Virtual Machine button.
After hitting the Create Virtual Machine button the Hyper-V manager will start downloading the Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS image file, which is up to 1.5 GB of size. Now, wait until the Download is complete.
After the successful download, the Hyper-V manager will verify and the download and then create Ubuntu 18.04.1 virtual Machine as shown above.
After the successful verification, the Hyper-V manager will create Virtual machine and show you that virtual machine created successfully as shown above. Now click on the Connect button to connect with Hyper-V manager to install Ubuntu.
Step 3: Virtual Machine Connection
Now to establish the connection of virtual machine for Ubuntu installation, click on the Start button as shown above.
Step 4: Ubuntu Installation Process
Now you can see that the Ubuntu system configuration has been launched up in the Hyper-V Virtual Machine as shown above. In the Welcome phase, select the preferred language and then click on the Continue button as highlighted above.
In the Keyboard layout phase, choose the preferred keyboard layout from the list or type in the keyboard name in the input field or you can also click on the Detect Keyboard Layout button to detect your current preference on the Windows. Now click on the Continue button as highlighted above.
In the Where are you? phase type in the city or region you are in to set the location, now click on the Continue button as highlighted above.
In the Who are you? phase, here you’ll fill the required fields for Ubuntu and login credentials and make sure you have check marked the Require my password to log in option, now click on Continue button to proceed.
Now Ubuntu Installation will begin, be patient as it might take some time to complete the installation process, meanwhile you can navigate by clicking on the arrow located at the right of the Welcome to Ubuntu window to find new things about Ubuntu as shown above.
Step 5: Login to Ubuntu
After a successful installation and reboot, you will see a login window as shown above. Type in the password you set earlier while setting up the Ubuntu installation as shown above.
After the successful login, you can see the Home Screen of the Ubuntu 18.04.1 as shown above. This means that you have successfully installed and connected by the Hyper-V on Windows 10.
Step 6: Hyper-V manager Controls
Now that you successfully installed the Ubuntu using Hyper-V manager. There are some points that you should know to deal with the Hyper-V manager to use Ubuntu. For reference see above image
- Virtual Machines Section shows the list of all virtual machines with Status, CPU Usage, Memory allocation to each of them.
- Connect menu you can click on it to establish the connection and it will launch the Virtual Machine.
- Settings menu you can change the various settings related to virtual machine.
- Turn off menu can be used to turn off a already running virtual machine and turn on a switched off virtual machine.
- Shut Down menu can be used to shutdown a already running virtual machine.
That’s it! Hope this helped you to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 using Hyper-V in Windows 10. Please let us know if you find any difficulty installing in the comment section below.