In this video Grant discusses the merits of using virtual machines to learn Linux and proceeds to demonstrate downloading VirtualBox and installing it in Windows. He also installs a VirtualBox Extension Pack.
- [Instructor] For this course,…we're going to be installing Linux in a virtual machine.…Virtual machines give us the power…to run one operating system, inside of another,…without needing another physical machine.…They also give us the power to save our progress…in the form of snapshots.…For this course, we'll be using Oracle's VirtualBox.…You can download VirtualBox free from virtualbox.org.…In the left-hand pane, we have a link for End User Docs.…Click on that, and you'll get a list of requirements.…You'll need a reasonably powerful PC.…
You'll need enough memory for each virtual machine.…In our case, our CentOS Virtual Machines…will require 1.5 gigabytes each.…You'll also need plenty of hard disk space.…Each one of our CentOS Virtual Machines…will require 8 gigabytes.…You'll also need a supported host operating system.…Currently, the supported host operating systems are:…Windows, Linux Distributions, Mac OS, and Solaris.…Lastly, we'll need a supported guest operating system.…The last line of the requirements, guest operating system,…
- Identify the basic components of a Linux distribution.
- Explain why it is important to note the VirtualBox host key on your installation.
- Point out one way you could modify the settings of your VM before installing CentOS.
- Determine the first thing you should do when logging into a newly installed VM for the first time.
- Tell how to use Gnome 3’s overview mode to start any application.