INSTALLING DEBIAN 8.6.0 AND GUEST ADDITIONS. WORKING WITH VIRTUALBOX.



0-  Download VirtualBox from: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

1- Download the installation image of Debian 8.6.0 from: http://cdimage.debian.org/mirror/cdimage/archive/8.6.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-8.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso

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- Create a new virtual machine with te following specifications:
3- Extra features:
4- Start your newly created virtual machine.

5- Select Graphical install.

6- Language: English.

7-  Location: Other --> Europe --> Andorra or Spain
.

8- Locales: United Kingdom or United States.

9- Keymap to use: Catalan.

10- 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).
 
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Now, you should write the Domain name to which your host belongs. Write fjeclot.net.

12- Write the following password for your root user: fjeclot

13-  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".

14- 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 surname (For 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.

15-  Choose and re-enter a password for the new
non-adminstrative account. Write clotfje.

16-  Partition disks --> Guided-use entire disk

17- Select SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) - 10,7 GB ATA VBOX HARDDISK (Don't worry if the number showed by the system is not 1).

18- Select All files in one partition.

19- Select Finish partitioning and write changes to disk.

20- Answer  Yes to the question Write the changes to disk?

21- Now, the base system will be installed in your host. It takes a few minutes to complete this task.

22- Configuring the package manager --> Answer No to the question Scan another CD or DVD?

23- Configuring the package manager --> Answer Yes to the question Use a network mirror? and select the following mirror: Finland --> ftp.fi.debian.org. It's a server with a high speed connection to Internet.

24- HTTP proxy information: None. Do not write anything.
 
25-  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.

26- Answer No to the question made by the system in the window  Configuring popularity-conquest.

27-  In Software selection  select :
Now, 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!!!.

29- 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!!!.

30-  Answer Yes to the question Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?.

31- Select /dev/sda at the section Device for boot loader installation.

32- 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.

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Select System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager and:
34- Select Devices --> Insert Guest Additions CD image.  Now, you have inserted a new CD and new windows appers where you can select among several options. Select Do Nothing.

35- Select Applications --> System Tools  --> MATE Terminal and:

36- Eject the VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.30_101610 cdrom image. Click with the right button of your mouse on the CDROM and select Eject on the menu. 

37- Reboot your system: Select System --> Shut Down --> Restart.

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.

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Installing Virtual Box Guest Additions on a debian 8.6.0 virtual machine