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This page shows the instruction for running Specify VirtualBox with Paleo demo database.
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This page gives instructions for using the Specify 6 Paleo demo database for the upcoming Paleo Specify 6 workshop at KU (May 20-23). This is a multi-part process which involves the installation of a virtual Linux environment (VirtualBox) in which the demo database will run.
  
  
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== 1. Install VirtualBox ==
 
== 1. Install VirtualBox ==
  
Follow below link for Virtualbox installation for Mac.
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Follow below link for Virtualbox installation. Choose the platform of your host machine (PC< Mac or Linux) under VirtualBox Platform packages and install
  
  - [[Virtualbox_install_only]]
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  - https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
  
  
  
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== 2. Download the Specify appliance ==
  
== 2. Download Specify ==
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Click the link below to download the appliance. The file size is about 2GB, so it may take some time to complete the download depending on your connection speed.
 
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Click the link below to download the appliance. The file size is about 2GB, so it would take a while to complete download.
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  - http://www.acis.ufl.edu/~xetron/Downloads/Specify_v3.1_virtualbox_paleo.zip
 
  - http://www.acis.ufl.edu/~xetron/Downloads/Specify_v3.1_virtualbox_paleo.zip
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== 3. Open appliance ==
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== 3. Open the appliance ==
  
 
Double click specify.vbox file to run the appliance.  
 
Double click specify.vbox file to run the appliance.  
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== 4. Decompress the downloaded file ==
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== 4. After several minutes, the appliance completes booting up. Then run Specify from the desktop.  
 
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After several minutes, the appliance completes booting up. Then run the Specify.  
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The username/password is demouser/demouser
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The username and password for the demo database is demouser/demouser.
  
 
[[File:specify_virtualbox_v3.1_02.png]]
 
[[File:specify_virtualbox_v3.1_02.png]]
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== Resizing or scaling screen size==
 
== Resizing or scaling screen size==
  
  - The screen resolution can be easily adjusted by draging the right-bottom corner.
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  - The screen resolution can be easily adjusted by dragging the right-bottom corner.
 
  - If you use retina display, you would want to scale the screen itself. Then select "View" -> "Switch to scaled mode" at the Top menu.
 
  - If you use retina display, you would want to scale the screen itself. Then select "View" -> "Switch to scaled mode" at the Top menu.

Revision as of 11:06, 18 April 2014

This page gives instructions for using the Specify 6 Paleo demo database for the upcoming Paleo Specify 6 workshop at KU (May 20-23). This is a multi-part process which involves the installation of a virtual Linux environment (VirtualBox) in which the demo database will run.



1. Install VirtualBox

Follow below link for Virtualbox installation. Choose the platform of your host machine (PC< Mac or Linux) under VirtualBox Platform packages and install

- https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads


2. Download the Specify appliance

Click the link below to download the appliance. The file size is about 2GB, so it may take some time to complete the download depending on your connection speed.

- http://www.acis.ufl.edu/~xetron/Downloads/Specify_v3.1_virtualbox_paleo.zip



3. Open the appliance

Double click specify.vbox file to run the appliance.

Specify virtualbox v3.0 00.png



== 4. After several minutes, the appliance completes booting up. Then run Specify from the desktop.

The username and password for the demo database is demouser/demouser.

Specify virtualbox v3.1 02.png

Resizing or scaling screen size

- The screen resolution can be easily adjusted by dragging the right-bottom corner.
- If you use retina display, you would want to scale the screen itself. Then select "View" -> "Switch to scaled mode" at the Top menu.