Appendix A

Virtualization Practicum (Linux)

A.1 Overview

In this practicum, we will once again use the Sun VirtualBox product that you downloaded in Chapter 4. This time, we will show you how to install and configure it using a Linux-based .vdi operating system. Figure A.1 shows the Sun operating system named OpenSolaris running on top of Windows XP via VirtualBox. In this appendix, we will walk you through setting up a similar environment.

We will begin by starting the Sun xVM VirtualBox product. You may remember that for Microsoft Windows-based systems, the installer created a group called VirtualBox in the Programs folder of the Start Menu, which allows you to launch the application and access its documentation. Figure A.2 shows what the ...

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