CS46A/B Virtual Machine



A virtual machine with



Download http://www.cs.sjsu.edu/faculty/horstman/Lubuntu.vdi.zip (Windows; warning: huge file, 2910275216 bytes) or http://www.cs.sjsu.edu/faculty/horstman/Lubuntu.vdi.tar.gz (Mac OS X or Linux; warning: huge file, 2910266212 bytes). Uncompress, yielding a file Lubuntu.vdi with 5535469568 bytes. Move into your sjsu directory. You can discard the zip file afterwards.

Now follow these steps:

Your virtual machine is configured. Click on the "Start" button on the VirtualBox toolbar to start it.


Q: Why can't I see the start menu?

A: Maybe your screen is too small? The image runs in 1024x768. Either use the scroll bars or select the full screen option.

Q: Why Lubuntu?

A: It's just like Ubuntu, but it's faster and has a more familiar user interface

Q: How do I see files from my host operating system?

A: Look inside the /media folder. It has a folder that points to the shared home directory that you set up during installation.

Q: Can I run the virtual machine off a flash drive?

A: Only if you reformat the Flash drive to use a file system other than FAT32 (whose maximum file size is 4GB).

Q: What if I run Windows XP?

A: It might work, but it's not supported. You are completely on your own.

Q: Can I run Cygwin instead?

A: It might work, but it's not supported. You are completely on your own.

Q: I tried unzipping the zip file on the Mac, and it didn't work. Now what?

A: Some versions of Mac OS don't know how to unzip files > 4GB. Use the .tar.gz file instead.