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 :
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.*