Installing CERN VM

  • Install a VM like Virtual box
  • Get the linux image CernVM (OVA) from CernVM web page (use the stable version, not the beta version!!)
  • Some basic instructions are here (courtesy Karsten Koeneke), that need adapting ... Instructions
  • There is no need to mount Virtualbox Guest additions image onto VM as CernVM is preloaded with it.
  • When sharing a folder, go to Settings --> Shared folders tab.
  • Click on the add file button and specify the path to the folder that you want to share.
  • Check "Make Permanent" and leave the rest of the options unchecked.
  • After booting the VM, the shared folder will be located under /mnt/shared/.