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The current Lab VM runs on Windows 7 and has an 80GB hard drive.
 
The current Lab VM runs on Windows 7 and has an 80GB hard drive.
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It comes with the following software:
 
It comes with the following software:
  
 
Pymol
 
Pymol
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Marvin
 
Marvin
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Pipeline Pilot
 
Pipeline Pilot
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Chimera
 
Chimera
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GraphPad Prism
 
GraphPad Prism
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Adobe Acrobat
 
Adobe Acrobat
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Adobe Creative Suite
 
Adobe Creative Suite
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ChemDraw  
 
ChemDraw  
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End Note
 
End Note
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Microsoft Office
 
Microsoft Office
  
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Your VM is located in your home folder in a Directory called Vms, ie, ~/Vms/LabWindows.vdi.
 
Your VM is located in your home folder in a Directory called Vms, ie, ~/Vms/LabWindows.vdi.
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To setup the VM open up VirtualBox and click on New.  
 
To setup the VM open up VirtualBox and click on New.  
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You will then see this box:
 
You will then see this box:
  
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Name: you can call it whatever you want.
 
Name: you can call it whatever you want.
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Type: choose Microsoft Windows.
 
Type: choose Microsoft Windows.
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Version: Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
Version: Windows 7 (64 bit)
  
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For the Memory size, you can make it whatever you want.   
 
For the Memory size, you can make it whatever you want.   
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I usually select about 5000 MB.
 
I usually select about 5000 MB.
  
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Select "Use an existing virtual hard drive file"
 
Select "Use an existing virtual hard drive file"
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Then click the little folder icon to the right and navigate to and select: ~/Vms/LabWindows.vdi
 
Then click the little folder icon to the right and navigate to and select: ~/Vms/LabWindows.vdi
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Then click Create.
 
Then click Create.
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Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner.
 
Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner.
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Then click Control Panel => User Accounts and Family Safety => User Accounts => Your account => Change your password
 
Then click Control Panel => User Accounts and Family Safety => User Accounts => Your account => Change your password
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Now to use your newly created machine, click on the Start arrow up at the top.
 
Now to use your newly created machine, click on the Start arrow up at the top.
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Your default login will be your user name on the cluster and your initial password will be emailed to you.
 
Your default login will be your user name on the cluster and your initial password will be emailed to you.
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Once you've logged in please change your password.   
 
Once you've logged in please change your password.   
To change your password select:
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To change your password:
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Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner.
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Then click Control Panel => User Accounts and Family Safety => User Accounts => Your account => Change your password
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'''If you want to attach your directories on nfs or your local directories to the VM (highly recommended):'''
 
'''If you want to attach your directories on nfs or your local directories to the VM (highly recommended):'''
  
 
Open VirtualBox (do not start the vm) and click on Machine => Settings => Shared Folders
 
Open VirtualBox (do not start the vm) and click on Machine => Settings => Shared Folders
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You will see a little folder icon with a green plus sign on the right, click on that.
 
You will see a little folder icon with a green plus sign on the right, click on that.
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Then click on Folder Path and navigate to the directory you want to mount.
 
Then click on Folder Path and navigate to the directory you want to mount.
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Once you've selected the folder, click on the Auto-mount button and then click ok.
 
Once you've selected the folder, click on the Auto-mount button and then click ok.

Revision as of 15:17, 10 October 2014

The current Lab VM runs on Windows 7 and has an 80GB hard drive.

It comes with the following software:

Pymol

Marvin

Pipeline Pilot

Chimera

GraphPad Prism

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Creative Suite

ChemDraw

End Note

Microsoft Office


How to Setup Your Windows VM:

Your VM is located in your home folder in a Directory called Vms, ie, ~/Vms/LabWindows.vdi.

To setup the VM open up VirtualBox and click on New.

You will then see this box:


Screenshot-Create Virtual Machine.png


Name: you can call it whatever you want.

Type: choose Microsoft Windows.

Version: Windows 7 (64 bit)

Then click Next.

For the Memory size, you can make it whatever you want.

I usually select about 5000 MB.

Then click Next

You will see a box that looks like this:


Screenshot-Create Virtual Machine-1.png


Select "Use an existing virtual hard drive file"

Then click the little folder icon to the right and navigate to and select: ~/Vms/LabWindows.vdi

Then click Create.

Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner.

Then click Control Panel => User Accounts and Family Safety => User Accounts => Your account => Change your password


Now to use your newly created machine, click on the Start arrow up at the top.

Your default login will be your user name on the cluster and your initial password will be emailed to you.

Once you've logged in please change your password.

To change your password:

Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner.

Then click Control Panel => User Accounts and Family Safety => User Accounts => Your account => Change your password


If you want to attach your directories on nfs or your local directories to the VM (highly recommended):

Open VirtualBox (do not start the vm) and click on Machine => Settings => Shared Folders

You will see a little folder icon with a green plus sign on the right, click on that.

Then click on Folder Path and navigate to the directory you want to mount.

Once you've selected the folder, click on the Auto-mount button and then click ok.