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How To install Ubuntu Linux Operating System on EVE-NG

  • Download the latest ubuntu Desktop or Server Image from the Ubuntu website

  • Login to EVE-NG using WinSCP and go to below folder


  • Create a new folder under EVE-NG and upload the same iso image.
  • Once iso image uploaded please rename it with cdrom.iso

mv imagename.iso cdrom.iso

  • Create a new disk to install the ubuntu image, the disk space depended on your requirement.

/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img create -f qcow2 virtioa.qcow2 30G

  • Now go to EVE-NG GUI and create a new lab
  • Select new Ubuntu image from the list
  • Assign the sufficient RAM and CPU cores
  • Select VNC for console output
  • Add node for Management and Internet access to download new patches and software
  • Start ubuntu linux
  • Double click on Linux icon to open VNC console.
  • Follow the below link to install the Ubuntu

  • Shutdown the Ubuntu system
  • Note down the node number
  • Default pod number will be 0 only
  • Check LAB ID:
  • Now you can go to the Temp folder to commit the Ubuntu Image, this commit will also keep the changes what you made to this system before commit.

Cd /opt/unetlab/tmp/0/paste your lab id/type nodenumber

  • Now commit the change using below command it will take some time wait and do not close or disconnect EVE-NG. otherwise, image will get corrupt and you need start from the scratch.

/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img commit virtioa.qcow2

  • Go back to Linux-ubuntu folder and delete cdrom.iso file

rm -f image.iso

  • Go back to GUI access of Eve-NG, add new node and run it, it should work

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