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Running Knoppix+LKB Under VirtualBox

Manual installation for VirtualBox 3.x.x

These instructions describe how to set up KnoppixLKB manually using an ISO image. The preferred method is now to install it as a VirtualBox appliance. See KnoppixLKBVboxApp for instructions.

Setup instructions

  1. Visit and download the binary version for your operating system. You will need version 3.1.4 or later for Knoppix+LKB to function properly. Install VirtualBox on your system using the provided installer. The default installation settings will work fine. Note: On Windows Vista and Windows 7 you will be prompted several times to install drivers. You can bypass these prompts by checking "Always trust software from Sun Microsystems" before clicking "Install" at the first prompt. On Windows XP you will get several warnings that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing; click "Continue Anyway" when these appear.
  2. If you haven't already, download one of the Knoppix+LKB ISO images. You do not need to burn the .iso file to CD.
  3. Run VirtualBox. Click "New" to open the Create New Virtual Machine wizard.
  4. Give the new virtual machine a name, and choose "Linux" for the operating system and "Debian" for the version.
  5. The default base memory size of 256 megabytes will be enough to get started. If you work with complex grammars you will probably need to increase this later.
  6. On the Virtual Hard Disk screen, uncheck the Boot Hard Disk box. When you click "Next" a warning dialog will appear; click "Continue."
  7. After clicking the Finish button, you should see your new virtual machine listed. However, it's not ready to boot yet -- we need to tell it about the Knoppix+LKB CD image.
  8. Click "File", "Virtual Media Manager".
  9. Select the "CD/DVD Images" tab.
  10. Click "Add" in the toolbar. Browse to the file you downloaded in step 2, and click "Open". Click "OK" to close the Virtual Media Manager.
  11. Click on "Storage" in the right pane.
  12. Underneath "IDE Controller", there should be a slot marked "Empty" with a CD icon next to it. Click on it, then click the CD/DVD Device drop-down list and select the image you added earlier.
  13. Click OK to close the Settings dialog.
  14. Optional: You may want to create a shared folder so you can copy files between Knoppix and your host operating system. To do this, click "Shared Folders" in the right pane (you'll have to scroll down a little to see it.) Click the icon with a plus sign at the right side of the dialog box, then select "Other..." from the Folder Path drop-down list and choose the folder you want to share. Enter a name for the shared folder in the Folder Name box; to make things easier later, use a name that does not contain spaces. Remember this name because you'll need it later. Click OK to close the Settings dialog.
  15. Click "Start" to boot your new virtual machine. Knoppix+LKB should load in a window. If you set up a shared folder, look in the "Usage Notes" file on the Knoppix+LKB desktop for information on how to access it.
  16. If you are unable to access the Internet from the virtual machine, try clicking the networking icon on the Knoppix toolbar (the picture of two computers, near the right side) and choosing "Ifupdown (eth0)".

Tested on: Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit using VirtualBox 3.1.6.

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Topic revision: r8 - 2011-03-07 - 23:30:42 - brodbd

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