This guide shows screenshots of the macOS version of VirtualBox (6.1). For Windows and Linux equivalent screenshots, please visit the Opmantek Wiki here.
In VirtualBox, go to File>Import Appliance, and then select the Opmantek Virtual Machine .ova package you just downloaded.
Select the Opmantek Virtual Machine once it’s loaded into the left sidebar of the application.
Then, click on the yellow “Settings” cog. You will need to change four separate settings to allow the Opmantek Virtual Machine to run correctly.
The first setting we’ll change can be found under the System tab. You need to ensure that the hardware clock is in UTC time, as below:
Second, select Display settings, and ensure you have allocated at least 16MB of Video Memory, and that the Graphics Controller is set to “VMSVGA”, as below:
Then, select Storage settings, and ensure that “Use Host I/O Cache” is selected, as below:
Finally, select Network settings, and ensure that Adapter 1 is attached to “Bridged Adaptor”, as below:
4. Run the Virtual Machine
Now that you’re all set up, you’re ready to run the Virtual Machine. In VirtualBox, this can be done by clicking the green start arrow.
If the text is too small to read, go to Virtual Box’s View settings and select Scaled Mode, which will allow you to resize the window to your preference.
Please note that when you click within the Virtual Machine, your cursor will disappear and you will not be able to interact with your OS until you press the Host key on your keyboard. By default this key is set to Left Command ⌘ on Mac, <<<>>> on Windows, and <<<>>> on Linux.