Note for Windows users: Please use the Virtual Machine Installation Guide for Windows.
Get a tangible understanding of Islandora's look and feel by downloading the Islandora VirtualBox Image and Repository-in-a-Box demo. Please note that the following guide outlines the installation of the Islandora VirtualBox demo on a Mac Operating System.
Step 1. Download and unzip the latest Islandora VirtualBox image. This is a large file (6 gigabites). Its download time will vary based on your internet connection. Dial-up users should not attempt to download this file.
Step 2. Download the VirtualBox software binaries for Mac OSX at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads.
Step 3. Welcome to your VirtualBox Virtual Machine!
Step 4. Choose the File-Import Appliance menu option to start the Applicance Import Wizard.
Step 5. Use the Choose button in the Appliance Import Wizard to navigate to the folder where you saved the Islandora VirtualBox Image file you downloaded in Step 1. Select it, then click continue.
Step 6. The Appliance Import Settings page will be displayed. Do not alter the configuration. Click done.
The import will take a few minutes.
Note: If upon importing the Image, you encounter the error "Could not start the machine ... because the following physical network interfaces were not found: vboxnet0 (adapter 1)", please visit this page for further instructions.
Step 7. After the import is complete you will be returned to the home page where you will see the VirtualBox Virtual Machine. Run your new virtual machine by selecting the Islandora image in the left column and then click "Start."
Step 8. The VirtualBox startup screen will appear, and the Islandora Virtual Machine will load.
Step 9. Once the boot process is complete you will be presented with a command line login prompt. Enter the following commands to complete the process. Login with the Username islandora and the Password islandora.
Step 10. Your complete Islandora system should now be up and running. You can access the system using the ip address and username/password displayed in the welcome message on your screen.
Step 11. Finally, open a browser window (Firefox works best) and enter the IP address determined in Step 10. This is the base URL for your Islandora instance. You can login using the Username: admin Password: islandora. Welcome to the Future!
Once you have logged in there are a number of things you can do to try the features of Islandora. You can of course "look under the hood" to see how the system works and build your own Islandora repositories. This version of the Islandora VirtualBox demo has a fully-featured version of our Digital Repository system and a generic Fedora collection as examples.
After logging in, click the 'Islandora Downloadable VM' header or go to http://192.168.56.195/ to access the main Islandora Drupal page.
Click the "Digital Repository" link to see the user interface for Islandora's Digital Repository.
You can ingest a new object by clicking on a collection and clicking the "Add" tab at the top of the page. Follow the prompts and you will be able to choose a file and add metadata.
You can also use Fedora from the command line at any time with username: fedoraAdmin, password: islandora.