Compute Virtual Machine Images
This page provides a virtual machine image that you can use for your computational needs in my classes.
- 2018.1 Compute Image (OVF 1.0) (updated August 21, 2018, 2 GB, md5sum:
e8a47769d196ecbb9648ca5844c721e1674f2b9ec40c386dba11031af6838829) Unless you are in one of my classes, I make no promise that I will support you in the use of this machine image. You're nonetheless more than welcome to use the image, and if you find an issue, please feel free to get in touch.
Software: The image is based on Debian and includes lots of open-source computational software, with a slight focus on Python. Other open-source software can easily be installed using the package manager.
Host Computer: This machine image will work regardless of whether your computer runs Windows, OS X, or Linux.
- Download VirtualBox and install it.
- Download the image.
- Check whether the image downloaded correctly using the
md5sumcommand line tool (Linux/OS X). On Windows, use this tool. Compare the computed checksum with the value above. Only proceed once the two match. If they don't, delete the file and retry the download.
- Open VirtualBox, click "File > Import Appliance", select the downloaded image and just click "Next" a few times.
- Once imported, double-click on the virtual machine to start using it.
The virtual machine image automatically logs you in as a default user called
owner. You can become
root(with full control of the VM) by using
sudo. To do so, you'll need
owner's password, which is