Introduction to Operating Systems
||TU1: Installing, configuring and exploiting a
|Prŕctical Exercise 1: Installing Debian 8.6.0
and Guest Additions
Prŕctical Exercise 1b:
INSTALLING DEBIAN 8.6.0. WORKING WITH VMWARE PLAYER.
Deadline ASIX1 (Catalan/Daniel
Collados): On 30-9-16 teacher will check that your
operating system is working properly
DAW1 (English/Jordi Binefa): On 29-9-16 teacher
will check that your operating system is working properly
PRACTICAL EXERCISE: INSTALLING
DEBIAN 8.6.0 AND GUEST ADDITIONS STEP BY STEP
0- Download VMware Workstation Player 12.5
VMware Workstation Player
1- Download the installation image of Debian
2- In the section called "Install operating system from:
--> Select Use ISO image and fInd and Select debian-8.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso.
3- Select Linux and Version Debian 8.
64-bit as a guest operating system.
5- Disk Size --> Select 8GB
and Split virtual disk into multiple files.
- Name: debian8v6
- Location --> The default option is ok.
6- In the following section, press on the button Customize
Hardware., and select:
7- Press on th button Finish.
Afterwards, Press on
th button Close and start your newly created
- Memory : --> 1024MB (1GB)
- Network Adpater:
- Device Status: Connect at power
- Network connection: Bridged
and Replicate physical network connection
states (according to the vmware documentation,
This setting is useful for virtual machines
than run on laptops or other mobile devices).
NOTE 1: In order
to work with your virtual machine, move
your mouse pointer into the virtual machine and click the left
button of your mouse.
NOTE 2: In order to release
your mouse when your are working with your virtual machine, press
on the physical buttons Ctrl+Alt
8- Select Graphical install.
9- Language: English.
10- Location: Other
--> Europe --> Andorra or Spain.
11- Locales: United Kingdom or United States.
12- Keymap to use: Catalan.
13- Now, some additional
components are loaded in your system. Afterwards, you will be
required to provide a name
for your host. Write inf1-xxyyzz,
where xx=two first letters of your name, yy=two
first letters of your first surname and zz=two
first letters of your second surname (For instance, the
hostname for somebody called Jaume Llopis Martínez
would be inf1-jallma).
14- Now, you should write the Domain name to which your host
belongs. Write fjeclot.net.
Write the following password for your root user: fjeclot
16- Now, write
your name and first surname as a real name
for a new non-administrative user account. Remember, you
are not wrting a username, you are writing the real name. A
real name is for instance "Jaume Llopis".
17- Nom, you have
to write a username for the new non-adminstrative user
account. Write: xxyyzz, where xx=two first
letters of your name, yy=two first letters of your first
surname and zz=two first letters of your second
instance, the username for somebody called Jaume Llopis
Martínez would be jallma).
Remember, that is the name you have to write when you are
logging in your system.
18- Choose and
re-enter a password for the new non-adminstrative account. Write clotfje.
disks --> Guided-use entire disk
20- Select SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) - 10,7 GB ATA VBOX
HARDDISK (Don't worry if the number showed by the system is
21- Select All files in one partition.
22- Select Finish
partitioning and write changes to disk.
23- Answer Yes to the question Write the
changes to disk?
24- Now, the base system will be installed
in your host. It takes a few minutes to complete this task.
25- Configuring the
package manager --> Answer No to the question Scan
another CD or DVD?
the package manager --> Answer
Yes to the question Use a network mirror?
and select the following mirror: Finland
It's a server with a high speed connection to Internet.
27- HTTP proxy
information: None. Do not write anything.
28- Now, your
package manager will be configured. Afterwards, a first group of
important software packages will be downloaded from the server and
installed in your computer. It takes a few minutes to complete this task.
29- Answer No to the question made by the
system in the window Configuring popularity-conquest.
30- In Software
selection select :
part of the selected software will be downloaded and installed.
It could take several minutes to complete this task (it depends
on your internet connection and the features of your laptop). Take it easy!!!.
- Debian desktop
- web server
- print server
- SSH server
- Standard system utilities
31- Select gdm3 as a default display manager. Now,
the rest of the selected software will be downloaded
and installed. It could take several minutes to complete
this task. Take it easy!!!.
32- Answer Yes to the question Install
the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?.
33- Select /dev/sda at the section Device
for boot loader installation.
34- Now, the installation is complete.
Reboot your system. Select the first option in the GRUB menu
(*Debian GNU/Linux). Afterwards, select your
user and write your password. Finally, select your
desktop (at the moment MATE) by clicking on the gear icon
and press Enter (or click on Sign in). If everything works
properly, the selected desktop appears.
35- Select System --> Administration
--> Synaptic Package Manager and:
Reboot your system: Select System --> Shut Down
- Select Settings --> Repositories
- Deselect deb cdrom:[Debian Gnu/Linux
8.6.0 -jessie_-Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20160917
- Press on the virtual button Reload
- Search and Install a package called open-vm-tools
38- Gain access to your Desktop. Resize your
window and your Desktop with the help of your mouse.
39- Check your Internet
connection: Surf the net with Firefox. Select Applications
--> Internet --> Firefox.
40- Power off your system in the right
way. Select System --> Shut
Down --> Shut Down.