These are the basic steps need to install Debian Virtual Machine running in Virtualbox. May 2016.
Note: This VM will be used for hosting the Ubiquiti Networks Unifi Controller software – so the VM hard drive is bigger than generally required.
Create the Virtual Machine with a virtual drive of 64GB (required by the Mongo DB used by Unifi – see another post about this).
Download the latest Debian ISO – in this case debian-8.2.0-amd64-netinst.iso
Mount the Debian ISO as a CD withing the storage manager of the VM.
Set the LAN adapter to be BRIDGED
Boot the machine and proceed with the install with the following settings:
Create user & passwords : root, jon
Partition: Guided – use entire disk
Package manager: United Kingdom / ftp.uk.debian.org
Software Selection: Debian Desktop environment, LXDE, SSH Server, standard system utilities.
Install the GRUB boot loader on the VBOX drive (/dev/sda (ata-VBOX_HARDDISK_xxxxx)
Boot Debian and Install Update
Login as root
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Add user to the sudoer list
# User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL jon ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
Next Up… Installing Chrome with Remote Desktop on Debian Linux,
Installing Ubiquiti Unifi Controller on Debian Linux