ED 30: Linux Virtual Machine (15 pts)

What You Need for This Project


This gives you a Debian Linux system to use on top of a Mac or Windows box.

Task 1: Install a Hypervisor

Install VMware, VirtualBox, or some other virtualization software on your machine.

If you are new to virtualization, I recommend these products, which are both free:

Task 2: Download and Import a Linux Virtual Machine

Debian 11

Starting in Nov, 2021, I'm moving to Debian 11.

My current projects were written for Debian 9 or 10, and will probably work the same way on Debian 11, but there may be some changes.

Download the VMWare image for Debian 10 from https://www.linuxvmimages.com/images/debian-10/.

Most people prefer the "Regular installation" with a desktop. I use the "minimal" version most often, which is headless.

See the "Import VM Image" section on the linuxvmimages page, shown at the bottom of the image below, for instructions to extract and use the downloaded file.

Launch your Linux machine.

Log in with the username debian and a password of debian

ED 30.1: OS Version (15 pts)

In your Linux machine, open a Terminal window and execute this command:
uname -a
The flag is covered by a green rectangle in the image below.

Posted 1-25-21
Updated 11-13-2021