How to install latest version of Debian Linux using Virtual Box

Pre-Installation and General Information Navigate to https://www.debian.org/distrib/ in a web browser and click ‘Download an installation image’ to download the latest stable version of Debian Linux For reference, the hardware requirements can be found here Absolute bare minimum requirements for a Desktop system: CPU – 1 GHz —– RAM – 256 MB —– Hard Drive 10 GB Configuration First, to create a new virtual machine click the ‘New’ button Type a name for the virtual machine From the ‘Type’ menu choose: Linux From the ‘Version’ menu choose: Debian (64-bit) Set the memory to at least the minimum requirement of 256 MB       Create a new Virtual Hard Disk Choose the options: VDI and Dynamically Allocated Make the virtual disk at least the required minimum size of 10 GB Click ‘Create‘ to create the newly configured virtual machine         Start the Debian virtual machine that was just created by clicking the green ‘Start‘ Button Choose the installation image that you downloaded from the Debian website, then click the ‘Start‘ Button   Linux Installation Choose the ‘Graphical Install‘ option The next three steps will prompt you to choose your language, location, and key-map. Choose the appropriate options for your scenario.       Now the installer will load the rest of the necessary installation components from the installation image. From here it will try to configure networking via DHCP and ask you for a hostname (choose whatever you want as long as it's not in use by another PC on the network). Enter your domain name if you want to use this virtual machine in a domain along...

How to share files in the cloud using Dropbox

Sharing files using an online cloud storage provider can provide many benefits. Convenience, productivity, selective sharing, integration, and access anywhere/anytime are the most prominent benefits to using a cloud storage provider. There are many different cloud storage providers such as: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, and more. I will be covering Dropbox, because it provides an excellent implementation of every one of the benefits that I have listed.   Dropbox allows you to easily integrate their services with a variety of different operating systems. Dropbox can be accessed through an internet browser; however, it supports integration with Mobile, Windows, Linux, and more. This means that essentially whatever platform you are using or have access to, you will be able to access your Dropbox files. With Dropbox integration, you will be able to edit files in a local Dropbox folder even without an internet connection (files which were synced last time you had an internet connection) and they will automatically sync and update next time you are reconnected. In order to upload Files, you may simply copy them to the Dropbox folder or upload them on the Dropbox website. Once files are uploaded they are automatically synced across devices using the most recently modified version. Sharing is quite simple as well; to share files from your integrated Dropbox folder, simply right click your file(s)/folder(s) that you want to share and click the “Share” button with the Dropbox logo next to it. The process is similar for the web interface. On the web interface you can click the “New share folder” button to either create a new folder and share...
How to Create a Virtual Machine Running Ubuntu Linux with WMware Workstation

How to Create a Virtual Machine Running Ubuntu Linux with WMware Workstation

This is a step by step guide outlining how to install and set up Ubuntu Linux on a virtual machine. You can do this fairly easily using either Virtual Box or VMware Workstation software. This guide assumes you have already installed which ever client you choose to use. 1. Download the Ubuntu ISO from https://www.ubuntu.com/download. being an operating system, this is a large file so make sure you have enough room on your computer before downloading it. I was running tight on space so I download all of my ISO’s to an external hard drive. Keep in mind once you create the machine you will no longer need the ISO so it can be deleted right after installation to conserve space 2. Open VMware Workstation you could also use Virtual Box which is a free open source version of workstation I will be using VMware workstation because I am more familiar with it and therefore prefer it to Virtual Box. Also get a free license to use it through school. 3. Once open make sure you are on the home tab and click on the “create new virtual machine” button. The New Virtual Machine Wizard will open and ask you what type of configuration you want. I’m selecting typical for this guide and suggest you do to unless you have a specific reason to do a custom installation. Click next. 3. You will now be prompted to select the operating system you wish to install on this new virtual machine. Click browse and navigate to where you downloaded the Ubuntu ISO and select it. Then click next. 4. In...

How to install Ubuntu on Virtual Box

To download Ubuntu you can find the operating system here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and then click the desired bit Now save the ISO to a desired location Click New Select the following options and then click Next Allocate the amount of memory you desired if you don’t not like the recommended, this can be accomplish by sliding the tab left. Select “Create a virtual hard drive” and then click Create Select “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)” and click Next Select “Dynamically allocated” and click Next Now name the machine then select the amount of hard drive space you want allocated, if you are happy with the recommended click Next. Otherwise use the tab and slide it right or left Now right click Ubuntu and click Start Click the folder button and locate the ISO file Now select the ISO files and click Open Once everything is in order click Start Now select English and click “Try Ubuntu Kylin” This is Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcut, click the X Select English and click Continue Select “Download updates while installing” and click Continue Select “Erase disk and install Ubuntu Kylin” and click Install Now Select Chicago and Click Next Select “English (US)” for keyboard layout and also select “English (US)” and click Continue Now fill in the field and click “Continue” when you are finish After the installation has completed click “Restart Now” Now enter the password you’ve setup in the previous step, then click the arrow or enter Congratulation you have just finish installing Ubuntu on Virtual...