ATLAS Outreach

Data & Tools

Table of Content

Get Virtual Box

Prepare Virtual Box

Get and Run the VM

Inside the VM


Get VirtualBox

We Start installing a updated version of VirtualBox:

Getting the Virtualization Software (Hypervisor) VirtualBox

Using the website VirtualBox or simple use the "window" below to browse the website ( and download the software )

Some Steps:




  • Look for the icon into your Applications (folder) and get the main interface of VirtualBox:


Prepare VirtualBox

Create a Shell for the Virtual Machine (VM)

  • Now let's create a new VM entity by clicking New on the left corner:



  • For Memory Size I strongly suggest you to use 1024MB of RAM


  • For the Hard Drive creation, take the middle's option: " Create a virtual hard drive now "


  • For Hard drive file type take the default option " VDI "


  • For Storage on physical hard drive select " Dynamically allocated " (This is an smart option for developing)


  • For File location and size you will need to select a maximum size fro the virtual HD of at least 26GB (or 30GB)


  • After those steps, your VM is created (well, an empty VM)

Good VM-SL6 Configuration


Get and Run the Virtual Machine

Getting the Virtual-Machine-Scientific-Linux-6.7 ( VM-SL6.7 ) with the ATLAS D&T Software and Samples

In order to obtain the VDI file of our VM-SL6.7, we need to be sure that our host system have space for that, so remember, at least 30GB of space should be reserved for this.
To download the - compressed - file just click here.

You can use the "window" below to get the VM-SL6.7

  • You can directly select the option of Open the file is you have it:


  • Unzip the VM-SL6

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  • Adding the VDI file of the VM-SL6 to the VirtualBox machine: You must click Settings on the up-left position of your VirtualBox window (the " gear " icon)


  • Now in the new pop-up window, you must go to Storage ( 4th left to the right )


  • You will see on the right the Hard Disk and a small icon of a hard disk where if you click there, the system will give you two options. You have to select: Choose a virtual hard disk file...


  • And browse for the recent downloaded (and uncompressed) VDI file of the VM-SL6.7 :


  • Now say OK to the Settings window and Start your VM-SL6.7 ( you will see something like this below )


IMPORTANT NOTE: To login the VM-SL6 use as username = adminuser and as password = adminuser
(This is your root password if you plan/need to do su and/or sudo ).

Inside the Virtual Machine

Software Available

  • You can see the behavior of ROOT using the two versions (ROOT5 and ROOT6 here below) smile



  • Dropbox or Google Drive Client to share files between the VM-SL6 and your host OS:
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