How to install the LIGO software virtual
How to install the LIGO virtual machine
- In order to install the LIGO software virtual machine, it is
sufficient to install two components:
virtualizer (Virtual Box, by Oracle);
- the virtual
image that contains Scientific Linux and the LSC software (about
- In order to use the virtual machine, the user must log in with
the "LIGO" login, with password "LSC-virtual-machine" (both
without quotes). This allows the auto-update software to work, since
it is run for this login only.
- It is recommended to change the default password, as a
security measure (even though the virtual machine cannot be accessed
remotely). This can be done by entering the
passwd in a terminal.
- The root default password is the same as the LIGO user
default password. It is recommended to change it too. This can be done
by entering the command
sudo passwd root in a terminal.