How to Run The PredictProtein Machine Image with VMware
VMWare Fusion is a virtual machine software product developed by VMware for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. It is a commercial product licensed by VMware inc.
This procedure assumes that:
- 1.5G memory is available for the virtual machine.
Preparing the PredictProtein Machine Image for First Use
- Download PredictProtein Machine Image to your local drive. You will need the Bio-Linux-based 'VMWARE/VMDK' format version.
- Choose the Debian-based version in case you do not need a graphical user interface. This image is only half the size of the Bio-Linux-based image.
- Download a database image to your local drive. We recommend the 'raw' format version.
- Create New Virtual Machine: File -> New -> Continue Without Disk
- Pick Use an existing virtual disk
- locate and pick your unarchivedmachine image (the extension should be vmdk)
- Name your virtual machine
- If you get this message: "This virtual disk was created with an older VMware product." click Convert
- Click Continue
- Set Operating System: Linux Version: Ubuntu-64bit
- Click Finish and name your new virtual image
- Give at least 2GB of RAM to your virtual machine from the Settings menu
- Your new virtual machine will now boot and and a bookmark will be created in the Virtual Machine Library for future boots
- If the message "The disk drive for /mnt/local-storage is not ready yet or not present" appears, press 's'.
- Open a terminal and enter:
sudo mkfs.ext4 -F -m 0 -L local-storage /dev/sdb
sudo mount -a
sudo mkdir /mnt/local-storage/rostlab-data && cd /mnt/local-storage/rostlab-data
sudo mount -a
sudo mount /mnt/rostlab-data
sudo tar -xvJf /mnt/rostlab-data/rostlab-data.txz
sudo umount /mnt/rostlab-data && cd
Using the PredictProtein Machine Image
- Start VMWare Fusion and run the 'predictprotein' image.
- Open a terminal and run
man ppmito get started. You will find usage examples in the manual pages referenced there, e.g.:
More information is available on the VMWare website