Specify Appliance virtualbox paleo
This page gives instructions for using the Specify 6 Paleo demo database for the upcoming Paleo Specify 6 workshop to be held 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.
Follow the below link for Virtualbox installation. Choose the platform of your host machine (PC, Mac or Linux) under VirtualBox Platform packages and install
Installation instructions (from VirtualBox) can be found here - https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#intro-installing
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.
Open the appliance
Unzip the file downloaded in the previous step, place the resulting directory somewhere on your machine and double click specify.vbox file to run the appliance.
If double-clicking the vbox file does not work, notes on creating your first virtual machine can be found here - https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#gui-createvm. Under step 2 you will need to select Linux as your operating system. For all other options the default settings can be selected.
After several minutes, the appliance completes booting up. Then run Specify from the desktop.
The username and password for the demo database are demouser/demouser. The machine username and password (should it shut down or sleep) are specify/specify.
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.