Preparing a Local VM with Debian 10 Linux

What You Need for This Project


This gives you a Debian Linux system to use on top of a Mac or Windows box.

Task 1: Install a Hypervisor

Install VMware, VirtualBox, or some other virtualization software on your machine.

If you are new to virtualization, I recommend these products, which are both free:

Task 2: Download and Import a Linux Virtual Machine

Download the VMWare image for Debian 10.6.0 from

Unzip the file. A folder is created with several files, including an .ovf file.

Open VMware. From the menu bar, click File, Import. Import the .ovf file.

Launch your Linux machine.

Log in with the username debian and a password of debian

Posted 9-23-2021