LUbuntu 14.04 VM

We provide a LUbuntu 14.04 virtual machine wich includes a basic Ubuntu 14.04 system and the additional programs and libraries for the exercises.

Installing the Virtual Machine

Beside the mathematical theory the lecture teaches a basic knowledge about Linux and typical development tool. We provide a virtual machine to provide the same initial situation to all participants. The virtual machine contains the current version of LUbuntu, an Ubuntu derivate. All program that are used in the lecture are installed.

Virtual Box

Virtual Box is a virtualization software developed by Oracle. It allows to install different operating system inside an existing one. Virtual Box is free and is available for for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, FreeBSD and Solaris.

The current version can be downloaded from Please install it on your computer. Additional setup instructions are available on the Virtual Box website. If you install it on Windows, let the setup options untouched.

The LUbuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine

The virtual machine is provided in the OVA-format. This can be used with other virtualization tools like VMWare too. It contains a virtual harddisk with the 32 bit version of LUbuntu 14.04.
Download: lubuntu-14.04.ova (file was removed. See updated version in latest term)

The virtual machine is imported to Virtual Box using "File -> Import Appliance..."
The following user account exists in the virtual machine:
username: scuser
password: scuser

Additionally installed packages

If you are already a Linux user then you can easily install the packages from the virtual machine on your computer. In the case of an Ubuntu/Debian based system you need the following packages. If you are using a different Linux distribution please adjust the list on your own.

build-essential gfortran debhelper cmake dh-make  gedit nedit vim emacs24 libopenblas-dev libblas-dev  libatlas-dev liblapack-dev
libslicot-dev libsuitesparse-dev libarpack2-dev python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib openssh-client  mc gdb ddd valgrind
ipython vim-gtk git liboctave-dev octave octave-control octave-odepkg
Go to Editor View