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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Hi, I hope there are no stupid questions I can ask here.
Is there a link to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a windows 10 machine? I know it will be a VM.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is the recommended operating system for this course. Ubuntu environments can be run in an Ubuntu desktop OS natively installed, or in a virtual machine (VM). Popular options for VMs include IBM Cloud's Virtual Server, VirtualBox, AWS EC2, and Vagrant. It is strongly recommended to use a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 for this course.

It is safe to allocate at a very minimum 30 GB of disk space towards using Hyperledger Fabric in a development environment (close to 7 GB will account for just running Docker containers). To ensure the containers do not slow down and cause the environment to hang, it is best to allocate at least 4 GB of RAM towards use with this course. Lastly, your CPU should be at least dual core or higher.


  • Bobbijn
    Bobbijn Posts: 162

    Hello! There are no stupid questions, so feel free to ask anything you need help with.

    @randymor Hello! There are no stupid questions, so feel free to ask anything you need help with. To install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Windows 10 machine using VirtualBox, follow the steps below:

    Download and install VirtualBox from the official website: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    Download the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ISO file from the Ubuntu website: https://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

    Open VirtualBox and click on "New" to create a new virtual machine.

    Name your virtual machine, select "Linux" as the Type, and choose "Ubuntu (64-bit)" as the Version. Click "Next."

    Allocate the recommended amount of RAM (at least 4 GB) to your virtual machine by adjusting the slider or entering a value. Click "Next."

    Choose "Create a virtual hard disk now" and click "Create."

    Select "VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)" as the hard disk file type and click "Next."

    Choose "Dynamically allocated" for storage on the physical hard disk and click "Next."

    Allocate at least 30 GB of disk space for the virtual hard disk file. You can adjust the slider or enter a value. Click "Create" to finish setting up the virtual machine.

    With your newly created virtual machine selected, click "Settings," go to the "System" tab, and make sure your CPU is set to at least 2 cores.

    Go to the "Storage" tab, click on the "Empty" CD icon under the "Controller: IDE" section, and click on the CD icon on the right. Choose "Choose/Create a Disk Image" and locate the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ISO file you downloaded earlier. Click "OK" to save your settings.

    Start your virtual machine by clicking "Start." The Ubuntu installation process will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    Once you've installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in your virtual machine, you can proceed with the LFS272 lab instructions. Make sure your virtual machine meets the minimum requirements mentioned in your question (at least 30 GB of disk space, 4 GB of RAM, and a dual-core or higher CPU) for optimal performance during the course.

    Good luck with your course, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions! Bobbi

  • randymor
    randymor Posts: 2

    Hi Bobbi, thanks so much for instructions and your patience. cheers, Randy


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