The Turnkey Linux is an amazing project of various ready-to-use web applications, 45+ virtual appliances are packaged in multiple build formats, from VMDK disk image with OVF support and an installable Live CD which can be installed on bare metal and virtual machines. The most common appliances provided by Turnkey are LAMP server, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, MySQL, MediaWiki, Domain controller, File server, Ruby on Rails, phpBB. Non official Turnkey Linux appliances are available on the web, such Sahana-Eden, LimeSurvey, Ampache along with the two intrusion detection solutions Insta-snorby and Smooth-Sec. In this how to, I’m going to show how to install from scratch the Redmine Turnkey Linux appliance on a Virtualbox headless Server within minutes. If wondering how to install a Headless Virtualbox server, please check my related blog post on “phpvirtualbox, manage your virtual machines from anywhere.“
1) New Virtual Machine (choose a name)
2) Allocate the VM memory (512 MB will be fine)
3) New virtual hard disk (Create a new disk)
4) Type of the virtual disk (select the VDI, virtualbox default)
5) Virtual disk allocation (dynamically will be fine in most of the cases)
6) Virtual disk size . (This is up to you)
7) Last chance to edit the disk settings.
8) Attach the Turnkey Iso appliance.
9) Start the VM and begin with the installation.
10) Disk partitioning.
12) Installation complete – Reboot the system.
13) Enter the new root password.
14) Enter the Mysql root password.
15) Enter the redmine admin password.
16) Enter the redmine admin email address.
17) Once arrived at the confconsolle you can manage your appliance.
18) Point the web browser to the appliance ip address and login with the credentials