Oracle Virtual Box

Requirements

You will need a host system with Virtual Box installed. Additionally some free disk space is required.

Configuration

Launch VirtualBox and click on "New" to create a new virtual machine.

Enter the name for the virtual machine (e.g., IPFire). For "Type" select "Linux". For "Version" pick the line that includes Linux 4.x (64-bit).

Select how much memory you want to allocate for IPFire. 1GB is a good value.

To specify a virtual hard disk for the VM choose "Create a virtual hard disk now".

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8 GB is a good value for a simple setup for evaluating IPFire.

Click "Create" (or "Continue" in the guided/wizard mode).

Network

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The RED interface of my virtual machine is connected to my local network.

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In this example, the GREEN network interface is a USB to Ethernert adapter that is connected to another stand-alone computer.

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Make note of the MAC addresses for both adapters. It will be needed for the IPFire installation.

Running the Installer

Obtain the IPFire ISO image from IPFire downloads for x86_64.

In the "Settings" dialogue, navigate to "Storage" and select the virtual CD drive. Click the CD icon on the right hand side and select the downloaded ISO image.

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The virtual machine will be configured similar to this:

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Click "Start" to start the virtual machine and follow the steps as shown on the screen.

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After the installation, eject the virtual CD image in the settings dialogue.

Further Reading

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