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Emil Soman

Setting up a Vagrant VirtualBox

For all the experimentation that I'll be doing for the next couple of weeks in my current project , I thought it'd be nice to have a virtual box set up. I'm choosing Vagrant for this.

So this is what I did.

Since I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, I downloaded that version of Oracle VirtualBox - very straightforward.

Then , installed Vagrant gem :

gem install vagrant

Then I went to my project folder which I want to be shared with the VirtualBox and ran this :

vagrant init lucid32 http://files.vagrantup.com/lucid32.box
vagrant up

This downloads the lucid32 box from the URL. This takes a while. Once that's done , you can do :

vagrant ssh

And you're in the VirtualBox . Pretty neat !

**Note* : You need to do a little bit more than that to get a complete Rails development environment set up. Follow this excellent blog post, to get there.*

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