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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''​.
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 +=== Change your background! ===
 +1. Download/​upload an image of your choice. This assumes you have downloaded a file ''​~/​Downloads/​bg.jpg''​.
 +
 +  $ cd ~/​.dotfiles/​openbox
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 +2. rename the current background file.
 +
 +  $ cp .bg.jpg old.bg.jpg
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 +3. Copy the new background, notice the dot and this assumes you are in the ''​~/​.dotfiles/​openbox''​ directory.
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 +  $ cp ~/​Downloads/​bg.jpg .bg.jpg
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 +4. You have to exit openbox and run ''​startx''​ again, Middle Mouse Click and Exit.
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 +6) run ''​startx''​
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 +  $ startx
  
 ===== Troubleshooting ===== ===== Troubleshooting =====
-If Virtual Box is open but your VM isn't booting, it usually means that either you downloaded a 64-bit architecture on a 32-bit machine or 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 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
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 +  * 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 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.+  * 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 =====
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