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Please download and install virtualbox *BEFORE* the tutorial. You can download it from VirtualBox downloads
Use these directions to install VirtualBox.
This VirtualBox Image is 2.4GB. Download it onto the laptop you are going to use for the tutorial.
The image should autologin, but if needed the username is cig and the password is cig. The image does not allow any connections from the network. Sudo apt-get install <package name> to install ubuntu packages.
If, when starting the CIDER VM, you see a pop-up similar to:
“VirtualBox - Error: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests… require this feature and will fail to boot without it.
Close VM Copy Continue”
Most likely, this means that you do not have hardware support for virtual machinges enabled in your BIOS (firmware on the motherboard). To enable it, you will need to edit your BIOS settings.
Starting your BIOS interface requires holding down a button while your computer starts up (i.e. if your computer is already on, you will have to restart it). Usually, while your computer is starting, there will be a prompt to press a button to enter the BIOS, though if your computer boots quickly, it may be hard to read. Some common buttons to hold down are: Esc, Del, F10, F12, and Enter. If you have trouble accessing the BIOS, try looking on your manufacturer's website for instructions.
Once you are in the BIOS settings, you should look for the virtualization setting, sometimes called Virtualization, Intel Virtual Technology, or something similar. Try looking under a Security or Advanced Options tab. If you are able to find the setting, make sure it is set to enabled. Then save & exit, and restart your computer. You should now be able to run the virtual machine with VirtualBox.