01 – What is vagrant?

Vagrant is an amazing tool for managing virtual machines via a simple to use command line interface. With a simple vagrant up you can be working in a clean environment based on a standard template. These standard templates are called base boxes, and this website is simply a list of boxes people have been nice enough to make publicly available.

02 – What do I need to install vagrant?

a. Install Virtual box of Oracle

b. Install Vagrant.

03 – How do I actually run vagrant?

Boxes from http://www.vagrantbox.es/ run them as follows:

Open command prompt at windows or bash shell at linux. At the command prompt write the following:

a.  c:\>vagrant box add {title} {url}

b.  c:\>vagrant init {title}

c.  c:\>vagrant up

d.  Open virtual box and run the newly installed machine.

Notes: Title is the title of the vagrant machine you want to download and Url is the URL you are downloading the VM (box) from.

Box from https://atlas.hashicorp.com/boxes/search run them as follows:

a. Create a directory for new VM (virtual machine).

b. Open command prompt.

c. c:\>vagrant init <Name of Box>

c. c:\>vagrant up [optional <–provider virtualbox>]

04 – Video about Vagrant

 05 – More info about Vagrant

Vagrant website: https://www.vagrantup.com/

CD, a technology that soon will be history, here are 4 alternatives for using CDROMs:

1. Universal USB Installer – Has many linux installers with downloadable ISO.

2. Rufus – Source code is also available.

3. ISO2USB – A very simple and good tool to install Windows and any other ISO.

4. Windows USB/DVD Download Tool – Windows to usb ISO tool. Has a source code available but no so convenient tool.

5. SD Card Speed Tester – What type of SD card are you using? How fast is it?
We have found that the most common compatibility problems are due to the type of SD card being used. You are strongly advised to use a micro SD card from the recommended list on GoPro’s website, http://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations.