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Message 33029 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 14:42:52 UTC
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This is a short info to install ScientificLinux in Virtualbox 5.1.22 or higher:
After this you can run ATLAS-native APP.

Scientific Linux 6 -> Download .iso

Install in Virtualbox 5.1.22 or later:
Machine -> New -> Name: is your name for the VM
Type: Linux Version: Linux 2.6 / 3.x / 4.x (64 bit)

Create a .vdi Partition with 25 GByte (dynamic)
8 GByte RAM 2 Processors VT-X / AMD-V enable Nested Paging PAE/NX KVM Paravirtualisation

After Installation of SL69 VM:

Open Firefox with in this SL69-VM.

Download BOINC.tar.gz and in Download-Folder.

Install BOINC (7.5.1) in a new Download-Folder BOINC. Starting Boinc with boincmgr in this Folder.

Starting Terminal (Icon at top)

1. cd Downloads

2. bash (Installation take a moment!)

3. in \etc\cvmfs edit default.local for a change of PROXY-Server
# for cern-proxys and CVMFS_HTTP_PROXY="DIRECT" as separate line if NO Proxy

4. cvmfs_config reload

5. cvmfs_config probe ->
/cvmfs/ OK
/cvmfs/ OK
/cvmfs/ OK

6. cvmfs_config chksetup

7. TOP

Connect in BOINC to Project LHCatHome with ATLAS and Testinstallation=YES CPUS=2 in Preferences

After a reboot of this VM you need 1.-7. to do once more.
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Message 33035 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 19:41:13 UTC - in response to Message 33029.  

Thanks for these nice instructions!

There is also a script at

If you run this inside the VM it does most of the steps for you, such as installing CVMFS, BOINC client and connecting to LHC@Home. You pass your account key as an argument to the script.
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