Install Image On Virtual Machine For Linux
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There are a couple of different ways to install a image onto your Controller.
- For a GCC or Industrial PC you will need to create a MCX Imager USB Stick.
- For a Rasberry Pi you will need to create a MCX SD Card.
- With a Virtual Machine you can Simulate a Motorcortex Controller.
Please choose what kind of Controller you will be using:
Getting a Virtual machine working is different for every Operating system. Please choose the Operating system you are working from below:
A vitrual machine can be used to try out Motorcortex on your PC. Using a virtual machine you will need a
.img file or a
.vdi file. and
VirtualBox installed on your machine. this chapter will show how to install
VirtualBox and get your virtual machine up and going.
Installing VirtualBox For Linux
To get VirtualBox you wil have to download it from the https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads website. choose the operating system you are using. and download the
Double click the
installin the pop-up.
VirtualBoxwill now be installed.
virtual box you will need a
.vdi file. If you have a
.img or compressed
.img.xz you will need to convert these files using the following commands.
to uncompress a
.img.xz file run the following command in the folder the file is located.
unxz -k -v yourfile.xz
the compressed image will now be uncompressed. after this you can convert the
.img file to a
.vdi file. make sure you are in the correct folder where the file is located.
VBoxManage convertfromraw yourfile.img yourfile.vdi
Setting up the virtal machine
Setting up the virtual machine has to be done using the folowing steps:
VirtualBoxand click on
- In the
Create Virtual Machinepop-up the following settings have to be selected.
- Name: desired name
- Machine Folder: desired folder
- Type: Linux
- Version: Linux 2.6/3.x/4.x(64-bit)
Set the memory size to
8000 MBand click
- select the
Use an existing virtual hard disk fileand click on the folder icon.
- Click the
Addicon and browse to the desired
A virtual machine is created. Now the Network has to be configured.
Fileand go to
Host Network Manager.
- In the
Host Network Managerfill in the settings as following:
- Disable the DHCP Server by unchecking the box
- IPv4 Address: 192.168.2.1
- Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
- Close the
Host Network Manager.
The network manager is now configured. Now the system settings have to be checked.
- click on
Motherboardtab make sure the
Enable EFIbox is checked.
Motherboardtab make sure that
Processor(s)is set to 4 CPU’s.
The virtual machine has now been set up.
Using virtual machine
Starting your virtual machine has to be done using the folowing steps:
virtual boxselect the desired
virtual machineand press
- The virtual machine will boot now this can take up to 5 seconds or longer.
- Log in to the controller.
the command line should change like this.
If no hardware is connected to the virtual machine make sure the simulation mode is activated. how to activate simulation mode is described in Sumulation Mode