Debian 7 Server + Fluxbox via VirtualBox

This is a link to a clean debian 7 server image as a virtualbox vdi package.

I’ve been using it quite a bit as the basis for different clones of sites and web services I’m refactoring, and it also came in handy cleaning up the Heartbleed mess.

It was built essentially the same way as described here in an earlier post, with Guest Additions installed, and just a small set of core development packages:

# apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
# apt-get install xorg fluxbox
# apt-get install roxterm git mercurial python-all-dev python-pip python-lxml python-magic python-imaging

[after "Inserting" the Guest Additions CD via the Devices menu]
# mount /dev/dvd /media/cdrom
# cd /media/cdrom
# sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

As before, I’m using fluxbox as the window manager, though that can be changed or removed as needed.

To install it in your environment:

  1. Download the Debian7BaseServer.tar.bz2 file and unpack the archive
    (use tar jxf Debian7BaseServer.tar.bz2 from a terminal on both Linux and Mac OSX)
  2. Start virtualbox and create a New Virtual Machine, using the uncompressed vdi file as the hard drive

The password for both root and the sole regular account — averagejoe — is all4one but that can (and should) be changed by using the passwd command after first login.

To bring up the window manager as either user, type startx after logging in successfully.

 

Zen Thought of the Day – 31st

31th

大望を持て
全ては可能だ

With ambition
Everything is possible


Ongoing: Now that the series is over, I’ve turned all these posts into a daily aphorism terminal app for Mac OSX and Linux, modeled after the old unix fortune application.

Clone it from github here: https://github.com/dpapathanasiou/zen-thought

Zen Thought of the Day – 30th

30th

自分の心が映ってる
自分の周囲の現象に

The image of the people around me
Is reflected onto my heart

Zen Thought of the Day – 29th

29th

何はとも
あれ周囲に笑顔で
話は出来る人が居る境遇に
感謝

Anyway
To the environment where people can
Talk with big smiles on their faces
Thank you

Zen Thought of the Day – 28th

28th

いえいえあなたが
いてくれたお陰です
本当にありがとう

No, no I’m very indebted to you
Because of you, I am here
Thank you very much

Zen Thought of the Day – 27th

27th

ありがとう
あなたに出逢えて良かった

Thank you
Because of you, I am here

Zen Thought of the Day – 26th

26th

奪えば奪われ
与えれば与えれる

If I take Things will be taken from me
If I give I can receive

Zen Thought of the Day – 25th

25th

弱いから強くなれる
持ってないから何でも持てる

Because of weakness, I can become strong
Because I do not possess, I can possess everything

Zen Thought of the Day – 24th

24th

心配は万病の素
喜びは万病の薬

Worries source of illness
Gladness source of medicine

Zen Thought of the Day – 23rd

23rd

人は皆一人一人
存在理由と
存在価値がある

For all men, for each and every man
There is a reason for being
There is a meaning in being