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 Configure Virtual Machine in VMWare for Optimal Performance

A virtual machine is an incredible tool that can be used for many applications. A virtual machine is a separate operating system that is hosted on your main computer. It’s an emulation of the computer system. It works just like a PC, it can use USB flash drives, printers, scanners, and peripheral devices. You can even create multiple operating systems on the same machine. Virtual machines are also very safe since they are not connected to your main computer, so they are great for testing programs and other applications. The disadvantage of a virtual machine is that is must borrow the resources from your main system for the virtual machine to work. This can cause slow down and reduced performance from your virtual machine which can cause the usability of the virtual machine to be unbearable at times. Here are some tips on how to configure a virtual machine for optimal performance. Dynamically allocated vs fixed-size disk: When you create a new virtual machine, it will ask how you want to store the virtual machine. VMWare recommends that you choose “Allocate all disk space now” for better performance but this might not be the best option. A dynamically expanding disk keep expanding until it reaches the maximum size you set it at. This allows the disk save useless space. Since the hard disk file is constantly changing is can cause fragmentation which will lower the performance of the system. A fixed disk size doesn’t change since you specify the appropriate disk size. The best option to choose depends on if you know how much storage you’re going to need....
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 Microsoft Windows 10 on VMware – Tutorial

Article is optimized for mobile viewing. MATC students have VMware available to them. This is a hypervisor that let's you simulate an operating system on your computer as if it were a standard app or program. Students can get the VMware here from Pat Feder's site. There's plenty more information on this subject there, even some links to tutorial videos. 1. Click VMware Academic Program (VMware Workstation) 2. Choose the latest version of WMware Workstation (12 in this screenshot) after you login with your MATC credentials. 3. Add it to the cart and proceed to your free Check Out. 4.  Find the WMware Workstation file in your Downloads Folder and double click it. 5. The Installation Wizard will pop up and installation is straight forward. 6. To install the Windows 10 operating system on the VMware, you'll need the ISO file from Microsoft. To do that, you'll need to download the Media Creation Tool. 7. Find the Media Creation Tool in your Downloads folder and start it up with a double click. 8. Choose the ISO file option. 9. Choose the ISO file and you'll choose a place to save it. It's a biggie and will take some time and space to download. Just remember what file you saved it in. 10. Open the VMware workstation and you should see something like this. We want to create a new Virtual Machine. 11. A new Installation Wizard will pop up. Find that ISO file you downloaded and follow the standard prompts. 12. The standard settings should be fine. If you have a bounty of processor cores, you can assign them here....

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...

Using the software provide by Milwaukee Area Technical College for students in the IT Computer Program

Milwaukee area technical college (MATC) provides free software to those students in the IT Computer Program, it can be support, networking or security etc. These software are VMware and DreamSpark. My job is to inform how to use these software's. First we have to start with VMware, every student in the IT program will get an Email relate to your account on VMware and the information for example your user ID and the password. First we have to look for the email with the information, this email was sent once you start any IT class. 2.  The second step will be to click on the link it will send us to the VMware website, where we have to put our personal information like the username and the password provide by the email.   3. In this official website we have put our username and the password to get into VMware and download items from there. 4. We can look for a specific version of VMware if we want and so far we can find any version on here. There are hundreds of Software for students on here all those relate to VMware. In the next example I will show you how to purchase VMware on here First we have to select the VMware version, in this case will be the VMware version 10, I selected and clicked on add to My chart then I went to my chart and started downloading where they give us the product key and expiration date.   Second once we go to start download, it will appear on a folder, because this software are...