Want to understand Linux? Want to master the operating system that powers the Internet? Worried about installing it? Don’t want to repartition your hard drive? Running a Mac? Windows 7 or later? This special free workshop is just for you!
This short class will teach you how to install Linux under Oracle’s VirtualBox (Windows 7 will be used as the example but it applies to VirtualBox on Linux or Mac OS).
After that we will do a Linux 103 class - post installation tasks, the Command Line Interface (CLI) and proper package management under Linux (i.e. how to correctly install software under Linux).
This will provide you with an Ubuntu/Debian compatible installation.
These are completely free classes, but you MUST do the prerequisites before attending (they are simple and detailed below).
Prerequisites (things that should be done before the workshop):
• A fully charged working laptop (Windows 7 or later, Mac, or Linux, 4 Gb RAM or better)
• 8+ Gb free space on your hard drive
• Oracle’s VirtualBox installed and working (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads)
• Windows users: Enable virtualisation in BIOS/UEFI and have Hyper-V installed (https://www.howtogeek.com/213795/how-to-enable-intel-vt-x-in-your-computers-bios-or-uefi-firmware/)
• A real willingness to learn.
Nice to have:
• Pen and paper.
• An image copy of Peppermint 9 Linux - 32 bit edition (NB: the 32 bit) https://peppermintos.com/
• An image copy of Lubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver) - 32 bit edition (NB: the 32 bit)
18:00 Doors open.
18:15 Everyone seated.
18:20 Introduction to Linuxing In London.
18:25 Laptops already and prerequisites completed.
18:30 Linux 102 - Installing Linux from scratch on VirtualBox under Mac OS or Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 by Brian Byrne.
18:35 Walk through the standard installation.
18:55 Hands-on install by attendees.
20:00 Comfort break, and thanks to Skills Matter for the free tea, coffee and biscuits.
20:05 Finalize the installation.
20:15 Linux 103 - Post installation tasks, the Command Line Interface (CLI) and proper package management under Linux by Brian Byrne.
20:35 End of Linux 103.
20:40 Raffle and final announcements.
20:45 Off to Skills Matter bar for a soft drink.
Please do read our code of conduct, by attending you are agreeing to be bound by it.
Brian Byrne is a veteran of the IT industry, with over 30 years of experience managing, cajoling and installing Mainframes and operating systems. He is a passionate advocate for free and open source software and began using Linux in the 1990s.