Installing VirtualBox

Posted on July 7, 2017 |

VirtualBox is a peice of software that allows you to create virtual computers within your own real computer, this is useful if for example you want to run Windows software on a Mac, or in our case to create a virtual Raspberry Pi.

To get started you need to download Virtual box from Oracles website, you’ll find packages for windows, Mac, and Linux here.

Once downloaded start the installation and work through the steps below.

If asked to install a device driver do so, this lets your virtual machine talk to your usb ports.

You have now installed VirtualBox, Stay tuned for an explanation on how run Pixel, the raspberry Pi operating system as a virtual machine.


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