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VirtualBox

The simplest method of getting OpenFOAM running for this course is to set up a virtual machine. We prepared a VirtualBox appliance which runs on any operating system that VirtualBox supports (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux being among the more popular choices). We strongly recommend that for the purposes of this course you install OpenFOAM on your laptop using this method. This will give you a working installation with very little effort required on your side and has the added benefit that all installations are uniform.

Installing VirtualBox

Windows and Mac OSX
Linux

Importing the VirtualBox appliance

Starting the virtual machine and testing the installation

Setting up a shared folder (optional)

With a shared folder you can directly transfer files and directories from and into your virtual machine very easily.

 

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