Accessing your VM through Windows
- Download PuTTY (look for putty.exe) here
- Putty is a stand-alone shell emulation program and has no installer, so you can download it to your desktop for easy access.
- Double-click putty.exe. You will probably get a UAC warning about it being from the internet, so say OK to launch the program.
- If you weren't defaulted to the Session section, click Session in the treeview on the left-hand side of the screen.
You should see on the right side of the screen a text box labelled "Host Name (or IP address)" and another box labelled "Port",
with the number 22 in it (if there is not a 22, enter it in there now). Enter the IP Address that you received,
and make sure the SSH radio button below the Host Name box is selected. If you want to save the settings, enter a name in the
Saved Sessions box (Something along the lines of the class you're taking would probably be helpful) and then press the Save button
on the right side.
- When you're ready to connect, press Open. It will ask for a username, type in "root" (minus the quotes), press enter,
and then enter the password you were sent, followed by enter.
Accessing your VM through Terminal - Mac OSX and Linux:
- Open up Terminal, then type the following (obviously replacing the IP address): ssh root@The.IP.You.Got
- When it asks for the password, enter the password you received and press enter. If it asks if you want to trust this machine, say yes.
Congratulations! You're logged into your VM. To change your password, type "passwd" at the command prompt and press enter.
It will ask you for a new password. Enter whatever you like, preferably something not 12345 or password, but semi-strong so your
VM does not get compromised.
Finally, type in the following commands one at a time:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
This will update the software on your system to the most recent version.