I’ve created an Ubuntu 7.10 “just enough operating system” i.e. the JeOS flavour as a VirtualBox VDI image. This is to help one of my students so the login name and password are “james”. Some caveats
- This image is a VirtualBox image. It only works with the VirtualBox virtual machine.
- This image is a JeOS (pronounced Juice) image. As such, it boots to a command line.
To install the GNOME desktop on this image, you should “apt-get install ubuntu-desktop” i.e. install a package called ubuntu-desktop. This will pull in a _lot_ of other packages in order to support the deskop interface. Furthermore, given the fact that I’ve used Juice, not the standard Ubuntu desktop, you may have to manually configure the “/etc/X11/xorg.conf” file in order to make the graphics work.
The image is here http://foss.it.brighton.ac.uk/downloads/Ubuntu7.10.vdi.