Setting up Virtualbox

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VirtualBox Step By Step Guide

Head over to http://www.virtualbox.org and download the latest version for your operating system.

Once you have installed Virtualbox, you will need a Linux distribution to build your LFScript on top of. I recommend heading over to lfscript.org and downloading the latest “From Script” OS. Place the ISO somewhere easy to find.


Setting Up

Now we need to setup Virtualbox.

Start by clicking New in the top left corner. On the next window, just click next. Now its time to name you Virtual PC. Call it whatever you like, then select Linux from the Operating System box and Linux 2.6 in the Version box. Click Next.

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Memory

On to memory, I recommend giving at least 1GB of memory to the Virtual PC. So that's at least 1024MB, more if you have it, then click Next.

Processors

While you are in the settings window, click system in the left column. now in the right pane click Processor. You can now move that slider along to match the number or cores your processor has. I set mine to 4 as I use an Intel Core i3, This is a dual core processor with hyperthreading, so 2 real cores, 2 virtual cores. If you have a dual core or more processor, changing this will make a huge difference in the time it takes to compile LFScript scripts.

Storage

Virtual Hard Disk. Leave the settings on this page just as they are and click Next. In the new window that popped up leave everything as is is again and click Next. To save some space, leave the next window set to Dynamic and click Next. We will now decide on what size of disk you want. I usually go for about 20GB to be on the safe side. Once you have decided click Next, followed by Create and finally Create again.

We now have a Virtual PC that can't do anything. We need to add the ISO image we downloaded earlier.

'From Script'

Click Settings on the main window, and select Storage from the list on the left. You will now see an icon that looks like a CD with the word Empty next to it, click that.

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Now on the right of the window you will again see a very similar icon with an arrow pointing down, click that one this time. From the list that pop's up click “Choose a Virtual CD/DVD disk file”. Now find the ISO file you downloaded earlier.

We now have a fully working Virtual PC. All you need to do now is click Start in the top corner and watch LFScript Boot from the Live CD.

Next Steps

Now would be a good time to head over to the Quick_Start page

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