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1 Please review all instructions before beginning. The image is 2.4 GB and takes approximately 18 min to download on a high speed connection. We recommend downloading this image before arrival.
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3 This image contains the following packages:
4 * ASPECT
5 * MELTS
6 * Visco2D
7 * GMT
8 * Paraview
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Rayleigh Nusselt Number Animations [[File(2015_animations_lm.pptx)]] (courtesy of Laurent Montesi)
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Rayleigh Nusselt Number Animations (courtesy of Laurent Montesi): [[File(2015_animations_lm.pptx)]] (courtesy of Laurent Montesi)
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12 == Prerequisties for the CIDER 2015 Aspect Tutorial ==
13 === Virtualbox ===
14 Please download and install virtualbox *BEFORE* the tutorial. You can download it from [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads VirtualBox downloads].
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16 Use [https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html these directions] to install !VirtualBox.
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18 It is recommended that your computer have at least 3GB and preferably 4GB of memory as well as 10GB of free harddrive space to use the virtual machine.
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20 === Tutorial Image ===
21 This !VirtualBox Image is 2.4GB. Download it onto the laptop you are going to use for the tutorial.
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23 === Importing the CIDER tutorial image ===
24 # Run !VirtualBox.
25 # Select from the menu “Import appliance”:  
26 [[Image(screenshot_from_2015-06-19_19_55_07.png)]]
27 # Select the downloaded cider.ova image:
28 [[Image(screenshot_from_2015-06-19_19_57_23.png)]]
29 # Select Next and Import:
30 [[Image(screenshot_from_2015-06-19_19_58_41.png)]]
31 # Click on start (the green arrow) to launch the image:
32 [[Image(screenshot_from_2015-06-19_19_59_11.png)]]
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34 === Using the Image ===
35 The image should autologin, but if needed the username is cig and the password is cig. The image does not allow any connections from the network. Sudo apt-get install to install ubuntu packages.
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37 === Shared Folders ===
38 Shared folders allow easy movement of files between your operating system (host) and the CIDER virtual machine (guest). These instructions will help you set up a shared folder.
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40 First, it is important to have a folder on your host already created, as !VirtualBox's interface does not support folder creation.
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42 Open the !VirtualBox application, highlight the CIDER virtual machine, and open its settings (in the top-bar {{{Machine → Settings }}} or by clicking the gear icon). In the list of tabs, select ''Shared Folders''. Right-click ''Machine Folders'' and select ''Add Shared Folder''.
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44 In the pop-up, click on the arrow next to ''Folder Path'' and select ''Other…''. This should pop up a file navigator. Navigate to and select your folder on your host machine. Be sure to also check the ''Auto-Moun''t option, and hit ''OK''.
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46 Now it's time to start the CIDER virtual machine. Let it boot up, then open a terminal ({{{Ctrl+Alt+T}}}) and type in:
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48
49 {{{
50 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dkms
51 }}}
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53 and wait for it to finish.
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55 Next, go into !VirtualBox's topbar and select {{{Devices → Insert Guest Additions CD Image…}}}. A window may pop up asking to run the CD. {{{Close}}} or {{{Cancel}}} that window, and, back in the terminal, type:
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58 {{{
59 cd /media/cig/VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.28_100309
60 }}}
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62 and then
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65 {{{
66 sudo sh ./VboxLinuxAdditions.run
67 }}}
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69 Wait for the command to complete, then poweroff and restart the virtual machine. You should now have a working connection between your computer and the CIDER virtual machine. The guest folder will be at {{{/media/sf_}}}.
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71 Optional: If you want the guest shared folder to appear on, for example, the desktop, open a terminal and run (replacing the brackets with your folder name):
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73
74 {{{
75 ln -s /media/sf_ ~/Desktop
76 }}}
77
78 == Troubleshooting ==
79 === !VirtualBox VT-x/AMD-V Error ===
80 If, when starting the CIDER VM, you see a pop-up similar to:
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82 “ '''!VirtualBox - Error:''' VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests… require this feature and will fail to boot without it.
83 Close VM Copy Continue”
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85 Most likely, this means that you do not have hardware support for virtual machinges enabled in your BIOS (firmware on the motherboard). To enable it, you will need to edit your BIOS settings.
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87 Starting your BIOS interface requires holding down a button while your computer starts up (i.e. if your computer is already on, you will have to restart it). Usually, while your computer is starting, there will be a prompt to press a button to enter the BIOS, though if your computer boots quickly, it may be hard to read. Some common buttons to hold down are: Esc, Del, F10, F12, and Enter. If you have trouble accessing the BIOS, try looking on your manufacturer's website for instructions.
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89 Once you are in the BIOS settings, you should look for the virtualization setting, sometimes called ''Virtualization, Intel Virtual Technology'', or something similar. Try looking under a ''Security'' or'' Advanced Options'' tab. If you are able to find the setting, make sure it is set to enabled. Then save & exit, and restart your computer. You should now be able to run the virtual machine with !VirtualBox.