In this article, we will review the procedures required to install Debian Linux in a virtual machine managed by the VirtualBox application. A summary of the procedures is listed below:
- Download the Debian install DVD.
- Create a virtual machine using the VirtualBox application.
- Boot the virtual machine from the DVD image we downloaded
- Install the Debian Linux operating system on the virtual machine.
We will install Debian Linux because it is the version of Linux that is used by most of the researchers who have developed the network simulation tools we wish to investigate. Also, Debian is a conservative Linux distribution so we can be fairly confident that if we run into issues, we will not need to debug the operating system.
Here is the procedure we followed: