Morning session (9:00 - 12:30)
What is UNIX and why should biologists use it?
Processes & Jobs
Working with directories and files
Afternoon session (13:45 - 17:00 / 17:30)
Working with file content
Working with file content (continued)
- Virtual machine and course material
Before the beginning of the course, you will need to have an emulation of a linux Operating System (virtual machine) on your computer to be able to work during the practicals.
To this end, you first need to have virtualbox installed on your computer. Please download and install the (latest) version 5.1.26 of VirtualBox according to your operating system (Windows or Mac, no need for Unix/Linux machines). If there is some incompatibility, you can download version 5.0.20, which has been used several times previously.
Then download the virtual image (.ova) here or below and import it into virtualbox (it might take few minutes). Then start the virtual image to check it works on your computer (username: user , password: sibuser). Some more info into the Virtual Machine installation guide below.
Please also note that you need a computer with minimum of 4 GB memory. The virtual machine itself requires 2 GB memory. And at least 10 GB free space on your hard disk.
If at the end of the procedure, you are still not able to run the virtual machine, please contact us sufficiently in advance at email@example.com as no technical problem with the virtual machine will be handled during the course.
Windows 7 and 10: if the ova does not work (e.g. the screen remains black), you need to activate an option called "virtualization" or "Intel VT-x" in the BIOS. Please check this with your system administrator to fix it before the course.
Please also follow the different steps explained in the Data to download guide to download the files (see Word document below), which will be used during the practicals.
The course slides will be available to download before the course.