This VM distribution has a custom RedHat 7.1 linux installation on it, and a stock installation of OpenACS 4. The goal is to provide true hassle-free test-drives of the platform, particularly for Windows users who aren’t particularly well supported at the moment.
See the included RedHat kickstart ks.cfg file for more details about the machine installation.
Download and install a trial copy of VMWare. You’ll need to get a demo license.
Unzip all files into a directory.
Update the linux.vmx file to reflect your path to the .dsk file
Boot up your VM (Power On) in VMWare
Login and confirm network connectivity using ifconfig/ping/etc
Make sure the postgresql is running: type "/sbin/service/postgresql start"
I set up the disk as undoable - meaning it will always revert to your initial starting point unless you commit your changes. You can make it permanent by going to the VMWare Settings menu and locating the IDE0 device. Also, I made the disk too small -> 900Meg isn’t enough to begin developing on, but it’s enough to try out the system. I hope to fix this mistake in the future and make it much larger by default.
I would be very grateful for any feedback that would help me shrink the size of the VM. Please drop me an email i you have any feedback.
Super User: Login: root Password: rootpass
Normal User: Login: john Password: johnpass