At Gioorgi.com we have the need to setup a tiny box with PHP Mysql and a bunch of unix utilities, to automate common tasks.
We took one of the TurnKey iso, and then we customized it via the apt-* utilities. Let’s see the steps
Step1: download your preferred turneky VM
We chosed a LAMP-based VM, but you can choose a simpler one if you like.
Also consider the last Ubuntu 9, which spots cloud kernel in it.
Step2: hack vmx to fast add a shared folder
One the vmx file and add the following lines (Windows example)
isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE" sharedFolder.maxNum = "1" sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE" sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE" sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE" sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE" sharedFolder0.hostPath = "C:\" sharedFolder0.guestName = "DataOnC" sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"
Be carefully because usually the isolation.tools.hgfs.disable property is already present.
Step 3: proxy Setup: Apt and webdav
One of the small problem of managing a cluster of linux machines, is to configure the Linux package manager apt to run throw a proxy.
To do it try this:
In the file /etc/apt/apt.conf, add the following code:
For webdav (via davfs2 utility) proxy should be configured in /home/filomena/.davfs2/davfs2.conf:
All it’s all folks!