Using Linux and the Command Line
- Soon, you will be given assignments that require you to get hands-on with Linux. Due to advancements in Linux and command line integration, I'm expanding the menu of possibilities here, but know that I'm giving them to you in descending order of preference (best options are first, but your choice will not affect your grade, but it may give you less of a learning experience).
Note, if you already use Linux, i.e. you have a physical or virtual Linux computer on which you have root and can run sudo commands (and are willing to use for this class, nothing destructive) then you're already good to go. Another option: you may simply BUY a raspberry pi or similar. But you perhaps should *try* one of the following anyway
Most likely you'll do this one:
Tech Guides:Linux:Virtual Install Complete Instructions
A lot if you like videos! — here you go - Home:Installing Linux (Mint) onto VirtualBox Video Demonstrations
Before this, you may want to:
- Download Virtualbox for your machine (host) — http://virtualbox.org or your machines App Store
- Download an ISO that contains the operating system. I use "Mint" in the video, but lately I'm into MX Linux.
- The first link here should do: https://mxlinux.org/download-links/
If, later, you can't get the above going: you may use the following:
Command Line Fallback Options
FIRST, attempt to install a FULL system — Real as outlined below
You are not as likely to do the FULL REAL INSTALL, but I'm here for you if you do.
Tech Guides:Linux:Full Real Install Instructions
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