Sugar Creation Kit/sck/Autostart Virtualbox Mac
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Revision as of 09:32, 20 February 2012 by Satellit (new sub-page Autostart Virtualbox Mac)
- ..automatically when you power it on
- Mac OSX Version 10.6.8
- Open System Preferences/Accounts
- use Spotlight:
- magnifying glass on right end of top bar
- search for "accounts"
- Choose System Preferences| Accounts
- Click on your user
- login Options/
- Login Items (to right)
- Click Add(+) button to the right of the accounts list
- Select an application VirtualBox - Application and click add.
- Boot Mac
- Mac opens directly to VirtualBox VirtualBox Manager
- Pointed to VirtualBox Appliance - (the last one used)
- You can select another on list
- ==> Start
- Now when the MacBook is powered on, it will boot up in VirtualBox pointed at the last Virtual Appliance used
- There can be multiple VirtualBox appliances, belonging to individual students/teachers to choose from, on the same Mac.
- Nice school set up for 1 Mac with multiple student's Sugar.
- easy to archive with export function of VirtualBox - save weekly? backups for each of the students.
- To roll back: import the previously exported file - quick and easy
- Where we need to simplify We need a simple, elegant, Sugar specific UI that is presented to the user when they insert a stick into a running Windows machine.
- Download the 2 files for VirtualBox import to a 2nd USB stick
- On insertion; the contents of the USB stick pop up
An example: f16-live-RC4-Desktop-sugaruser-disk1.vmdk f16-live-RC4-Desktop-sugaruser.ovf <==click on this file and it immediately imports into VirtualBox (less than 2 Minutes) (Only the .ovf file icon is highlighted in the USB stick contents)
- Export the VirtualBox .vdi hard drive to a 2nd USB and create a new machine that uses the .vdi to run
- /home/(user)/VirtualBox VMs/ (copy all three files to USB-stick)
- Create a new appliance
- use pre-existing hard disk
- Look for .vdi (on USB-stick)
- click on image ^ to enlarge
- Use your browser (back) <== arrow to return here
- This is OS agnostic for a system with an installed VirtualBox 4.1