Virtual Machines

[Download page for those who still require a 32-bit, system]

We will be using a virtual machine image running Linux 3.1 kernel using  Debian (v 8.2) distribution. This will run using the freely-available VirtualBox software.

Each virtual machine includes the source code for Operating System Concepts and Operating System Concepts Essentials.

Obtaining Virtual Box

Visit and click on the download tab.

Download the virtualbox platform packages for your appropriate system and install the software.

Installation as a VirtualBox Appliance

Click here to download the file OSC-2016.ova

Double-click on the downloaded file. This will open the following window

Choose the Import button.

Running Linux

Highlight the virtual machine you wish to run (OSC-2016) and click on the Start button:

This will commence the Linux boot process.

The default username is oscreader and the password is osc as well

There is a root user and the password is osc

The home screen contains a link to the source code for Operating System Concepts

Exiting Linux

If you close the window running the virtual machine application, you will be presented with the following dialog box:

We recommend you choose the "Power off the machine" option.

Running Applications

If you click on the Activities button, a side bar will appear with a list of useful applications

There are no graphical development tools built-in. Rather, you will have to use a command line

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

where you will find gcc, our C compiler.

There is also an editor - gedit

Applications -> Accessories -> gedit Text Editor

However this is a text editor only. You can use it to edit your C files, yet you will have to compile it using the command line.