User Tools

Site Tools


wiki:2016vm

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

wiki:2016vm [2016/08/19 09:00] (current)
erin created
Line 1: Line 1:
 +===== Getting started with the Linux virtual machine =====
 +
 +=== Settings ===
 +
 +First, let's tweak the settings of our virtual machine:
 +
 +Click on the ''​Settings''​ tab and choose ''​System''​. ​ Increase the ''​Base Memory''​ to at least 2Gb and press ''​OK''​.
 +
 +=== Getting Linux up and running ===
 +
 +Do the following:
 +
 +  * You should have Oracle VM Virtual box open (Double click the Oracle VM VirtualBox to open)
 +  * Double click on the Fedora21_vm1 icon.
 +  * Wait - Linux is booting...
 +  * When the login screen shows up select ''​Session Type''​ as ''​Xfce''​. (Note, depending on your set up, you may not have this option. Just skip it).
 +
 +== Logging in ==
 +
 +The first time you log in you have to log in as ''​root''​. ​ The root password on the system is set as 
 +User: root
 +Password: cs@fort12345
 +
 +Once you're logged in, in the ''​Applications Menu''​ select the ''​Terminal Emulator''​. ​ If you don't see the Applications Menu, it is likely because you did not choose Xfce as the Session Type.  In that case go under ''​Activities'',​ and in the search box enter ''​terminal''​ and select ''​Terminal Xfce''​ or any of the terminal applications other than Xterm.
 +
 +
 +The ''#''​ you see just before the cursor is called the *prompt*. ​ Since you are logged in as ''​root'',​ i.e. a super-user, it's showing up as ''#''​. ​ In a Linux system (and any other system), it's not a good idea to log in as a super-user, so our first step will be to create a new account.
 +
 +In the terminal type the following command in which you substitute <​yourname>​ for your actual name
 +
 +<code bash>
 +#useradd <​yourname>​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Mine looks like:
 +<code bash>
 +#useradd erin
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Next, set the password: Again, substitute <​yourname>​ with your actual name (same one that you typed in above).
 +
 +<code bash>
 +#passwd <​username>​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Mine looks like:
 +<code bash>
 +#passwd erin
 +</​code>​
 +
 +You will be requested to choose a password. Make sure you remember it.
 +
 +We will now log out and log in again using the account we just created.
 +
 +To log out:  if you're in Xfce you can choose ''​Log Out''​ from the applications menu.  You can also do this from the command line:  in the terminal type in the command
 +
 +<code bash>
 +# shutdown -r now
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Save the state of the VM Virtual machine if prompted.
 +
 +You can now log back into Fedora by double clicking in Oracle VM Virtual box. This time, instead of logging in as root, log in as your new name. 
 +
 +You will be guided through a setup wizard to initiate your new virtual Linux Computer!
  
wiki/2016vm.txt ยท Last modified: 2016/08/19 09:00 by erin