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A Tutorial on Setting up Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines
Copyright 2011 Dr. Lixin Tao http://csis.pace.edu/lixin Pace University 2/12/2011
PDF Version: http://csis.pace.edu/lixin/ubuntu/LinuxTutorial.pdf

Table of Contents
1 Installing VMware Player.................................................................................................................... 1  2 Deploying and Using a Completed Ubuntu Virtual Machine ............................................................. 6  2.1  Overview ................................................................................................................................. 6  2.2  Downloading the Completed Version of Ubuntu V10.10 Linux VM on Windows ................ 6  2.3  Installing the Completed Version of Ubuntu V10.10 Linux VM on MacBook ...................... 8  2.4  Launching and Logging on the VM ........................................................................................ 8  2.5  Changing Mouse Focus and Exchanging Files between VM and PC ................................... 13  2.5.1  Dragging-and-Dropping ............................................................................................... 13  2.5.2  Using a USB Portable Disk. ......................................................................................... 13  2.5.3  Shared Folders .............................................................................................................. 14  2.5.4  Coping and Pasting Text between VM and PC ............................................................ 16  2.6  Using Basic Ubuntu Tools .................................................................................................... 16  2.6.1  Launching a Terminal Window .................................................................................... 16  2.6.2  Launching a Firefox Web Browser .............................................................................. 17  Launching a Nautilus File Browser .............................................................................. 17  2.6.3  2.6.4  Launching a Text Editor ............................................................................................... 18  2.6.5  Using Synaptic Package Manager ................................................................................ 19  2.6.6  Customizing Ubuntu Application Menu....................................................................... 19  2.7  Finding Out Your Gateway/Router, PC and VM’s IP Addresses ......................................... 20  2.8  Changing Network Connection Method ............................................................................... 22  2.9  Running a Cluster of VMs on a Single Computer................................................................. 23  2.10  Learning Basic Linux Commands .................................................................................... 24  2.11  Technical Summary of Ubuntu V10.10 and Installed Applications ................................. 24  2.11.1  Major Installed Web Architecture Components ........................................................... 24  2.11.2  Installation Credentials and Technical Summary ......................................................... 25  3 Setting Up a Basic Ubuntu Virtual Machine ..................................................................................... 28  3.1  Downloading Ubuntu ............................................................................................................ 28  3.2  Creating a Ubuntu Virtual Machine ...................................................................................... 29  3.3  Creating Shared Folder C ...................................................................................................... 38  3.4  Creating Password for Administration Account root ............................................................ 42  4 Installing Applications on a Basic Ubuntu Virtual Machine...
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