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linux : running on mac machine

zakiarsyad profile image Zaki Arrozi Arsyad Updated on ・2 min read

This is how I run linux in my machine.
I'm using brew for the installation.

1. Make sure brew is installed

hit brew --version in the terminal to see if brew is installed already. If there is no brew installed, let’s just add it into our machine.

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

2. Install VirtualBox

Run this command to add VirtualBox in our machine

brew install cask virtual box

Then check the installation using this command vboxmanage --version

3. Install Vagrant

Next, we will need Vagrant to help us running and getting in to the linux machine.

brew install vagrant

Then check the installation using vagrant --version

4. Let’s start the linux machine

These are the main things to run linux.

- Creating a Virtual Machine

vagrant init <boxpath>

You can choose linux version that you want. go to this source here.
In case we want to use ubuntu1804, we can type vagrant init ubuntu/bionic64 .
This command will generate a Vagrantfile for us.

- Starting a Virtual Machine

vagrant up

This command will start our linux machine in virtualbox. We can see if our machine is up already by typing this command.

vagrant status

- Getting into a Virtual Machine

vagrant ssh <boxname>

In this case, we only use default Vagrantfile which is generated from vagrant init <boxpath> instead of set the box name. We can simply run vagrant ssh to get into out VM.
Welcome to linux machine !!

- Stoping a Virtual Machine

vagrant halt

This will stop the VM. We can simply run vagrant resume to start the VM again.

- Cleaning up a Virtual Machine

vagrant destroy

This command will delete the VM, and we need to run vagrant up if we want to run the Linux machine again.

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