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nico [Downloading Virtual Box and the appliance file]
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 ===== Downloading Virtual Box and the appliance file ===== ===== Downloading Virtual Box and the appliance file =====
-  - First, you need to determine whether your host OS is 32-bit or 64-bit. This is your processor's //architecture//+  - Download the Virtual Box release that matches your OS from [[https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads#VirtualBoxBinaries|the VBox downloads page.]] Run the installer, when the download has finished.\\ \\ 
-    * If you are on Windows, follow [[https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/827218|this guide]]. +  - Now, go to our [[http://m.cs.nmt.edu/Appliances/|file server's Appliances folder]], and download ''CSE64.ova''.\\ \\
-    * If you are on Mac OS, open the Terminal application and run ''$ uname -a''+
-      * If the output includes ''x86_64'' somewhere on the line, you have a 64-bit architecture. +
-      * If the output only includes ''x86'', you have a 32-bit architecture.\\ \\ +
-  - Download the Virtual Box release that matches your OS and architecture from [[https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads#VirtualBoxBinaries|the VBox downloads page.]] Run the installer, when the download has finished.\\ \\ +
-  - Now, go to our [[http://m.cs.nmt.edu/Appliances/|file server's Appliances folder]], and download either ''Ubuntu 32-bit.ova'' or ''Ubuntu 64-bit.ova'', depending on your architecture.\\ \\+
   -  Once this download has finished, open the file. Virtual Box should automatically open. On the settings window that appears, **check the checkbox** that says ''Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards'' or your machine **may not work**. Then, click the Import button.\\ \\   -  Once this download has finished, open the file. Virtual Box should automatically open. On the settings window that appears, **check the checkbox** that says ''Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards'' or your machine **may not work**. Then, click the Import button.\\ \\
   - Once the import has finished, you can click the green arrow in Virtual Box to start your new VM.   - Once the import has finished, you can click the green arrow in Virtual Box to start your new VM.
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   * To learn to use vim, run ''$ vimtutor''.   * To learn to use vim, run ''$ vimtutor''.
   * To learn Emacs, run ''$ emacs'', then press ''ctrl+h'', then press ''t''.   * To learn Emacs, run ''$ emacs'', then press ''ctrl+h'', then press ''t''.
 +
 +=== Change your background! ===
 +1. Download/upload an image of your choice. This assumes you have downloaded a file ''~/Downloads/bg.jpg''.
 +
 +  $ cd ~/.dotfiles/openbox
 +
 +2. rename the current background file.
 +
 +  $ cp .bg.jpg old.bg.jpg
 +
 +3. Copy the new background, notice the dot and this assumes you are in the ''~/.dotfiles/openbox'' directory.
 +
 +  $ cp ~/Downloads/bg.jpg .bg.jpg
 +
 +4. You have to exit openbox and run ''startx'' again, Middle Mouse Click and Exit.
 +
 +6) run ''startx''
 +
 +  $ startx
 +
 +===== Troubleshooting =====
 +  * If Virtual Box is open but your VM isn't booting, it usually means that virtualization is disabled in your BIOS. For help with the second issue, follow [[http://www.howtogeek.com/213795/how-to-enable-intel-vt-x-in-your-computers-bios-or-uefi-firmware/|this guide]] to re-enable it.
 +
 +  * If Virtual Box crashes when you start the appliance, or if you get an error message about Hyper-V, you need to diable Hyper-V by following [[http://www.poweronplatforms.com/enable-disable-hyper-v-windows-10-8/|this guide]].
 +
 +  * If your screen size is too small and will not auto-adjust, click View at the top of the Virtual Box window, and then click Auto-Resize Guest Display. Try this a few times, Virtual Box is sometimes finicky. If this still does not work, run ''%%sudo dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-guest-dkms%%'' in your terminal, and try again.
 +
 +  * If your virtual machine starts running out of disk space, see the page on [[resize vdi|Resizing a VDI]] for more info.
 +
 +  * If your Dropbox files keep getting cleared and you're using atom follow these steps;
 +    - Edit > Preferences > Core
 +    - Uncheck ''Open Empty Editor On Start''
 +    - Set ''Restore Previous Windows On Start'' to no
 +
 +  * If you're still having trouble, come by Cramer 222 during our [[sysadmin|office hours]] and ask us for help.
  
 ===== What's installed on the VM ===== ===== What's installed on the VM =====
-If you want to build your own Linux machine, virtual or otherwise, a basic summary of our setup follows. For a full ''$ dpkg -l'' output, please see [[placeholder link|this page]] 
  
   * XUbuntu, which is Ubuntu with the XFCE window manager.   * XUbuntu, which is Ubuntu with the XFCE window manager.
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   * Dropbox, for file backup.   * Dropbox, for file backup.
  
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 +If you want to build your own Linux machine, virtual or otherwise, a basic summary of our setup follows. For a full ''$ dpkg -l'' output, please see [[placeholder link|this page]]
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