Linux Server Complete

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Watch either the Complete Playlist or the videos in the order they are listed. Follow the steps shown in the video, but name your instance vb-lastname so I can recognize it in your screenshots.

As you complete the steps outlined here and in the videos, take screenshots of the work you do. Attach the raw PNG or JPG files that you create to the assignment when you turn it in.


Create, at minimum, a screenshot of:

Please also read the [Turn it in][#turn-it-in] section below.

Step 01

Install a torrent application for Windows. If you have a Linux host, then a BitTorrent app is likely to be installed already.

Step Two

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Shutdown the server for a moment so we can make some changes to the VM. In the VirtualBox Manager choose Settings | General | Advanced for your VM. In Settings | System | Processor set up the shared clipboard and give the VM access to more than one processor if it is available.

Reboot the server and install the build-essential:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Install JsObjects:

mkdir ~/Git
cd ~/Git
git clone

Put your private key in the authorized_keys file for the server.

cd ~/.ssh
// ssh-copy-id -i id_rsa bcuser@

The scripts listed above are now consolidated into one script called GetStarted. Once you have first booted your server, ssh into it with a password. Before you try to update the server or do anything else, paste in the following commands:

curl > GetStarted
chmod +x GetStarted

Don't try to paste these into the shell that VirtualBox creates. That doesn't tend to work very well for me. Instead, paste them into your SSH shell. The GetStarted script will run all the commands listed above, prompting you only once for input about setting a password on your private key. You probably don't want to create that password, but it is a personal decision.

Step III

Run UbuntuSetup.

Step IV

We want to access our Git hub repository on the server using SSH. To make this as easy as possible, we are going to copy over the private key to our new server.

NOTE: _I can't know what name you have given your private key, so in this text I will just call it private_key._

Copy over the private key:

scp private_key bcuser@

Now go to your server and lock down the private key to increase security:

ssh bcuser@
cd .ssh
chmod 400 private_key

Now clone your repository. In the example below, you will need to supply your Github account name and the proper name for your repository:

git clone
sudo chown -R bcuser:bcuser /var/www/html/
ln -s ~/Git/isit320-calvert-2017/Week01-ReactBasics/ /var/www/html/.

Go here:

Turn it in

Attach your screenshots directly to your submission. Remember:

Do I Really Need to Turn in Screenshots

A number of you have asked if you really need to turn in the screenshots. After all, we stepped through this process once in class and most of you did not take screenshots as we were working. I know that.

The point of this exercise is to teach you how to start with an ISO file and end up with an installation suitable for Node Web Development. Just doing this once in class with my guidance doesn't really show me that you can do it on your own. I want you to step through the process a second time at home so you can prove to yourself (and to me) that you can create a working VM.

Developing and deploying applications on VMs or in containers is the way the entire technical community is headed. In fact, this is the way that many applications are deployed at this time. I believe what we see now is only the start of a trend that will grow rapidly over the coming years.