Your objectives are to change the networking on your new server from DHCP to static, install QEMU, and then install both Debian and NixOS as virtual servers.
(If you haven't done an "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade", it would be a good idea to do so now before starting on the assignment.)
First, change your networking from DHCP to a static network configuration. Use the IP number given to you on the sheet of paper you received last Friday; the gateway is "192.168.26.1", the netmask is "255.255.255.0", and the broadcast address is "192.168.26.255". I recommend using the static method delineated at https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration, but feel free to do something different if you prefer.
If you use the static method from above, it boils down to adding lines like
to the end of the file /etc/network/interfaces (or creating a new file in /etc/network/interface.d/), and then verifying that "/etc/resolv.conf" has 192.168.26.253 as your DNS server. Please reboot after you make these changes to verify that you everything works. Use the commands 'ifconfig eth0', 'netstat -rn', and 'cat /etc/resolv.conf' to verify that the results look reasonable:auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.26.101 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.26.1
$ ifconfig eth0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d4:3d:7e:98:ad:78 inet addr:192.168.26.11 Bcast:192.168.26.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:734543 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:169551 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:583246892 (583.2 MB) TX bytes:20797887 (20.7 MB) $ netstat -rn Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface 0.0.0.0 192.168.26.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0 192.168.26.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.250.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 $ cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 192.168.26.253
Next, install QEMU; you can read about using QEMU in Debian at https://wiki.debian.org/QEMU, but the fundamental step is along the lines of
$ apt-get install qemu qemu-kvm qemu-system
Now pull in the Debian testing netinstall ISO:
$ wget http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso
Now do an install of your new virtual server via QEMU in a new subdirectory "qemu-images":
And, finally, reboot without the cd image:$ mkdir qemu-images $ cd qemu-images $ qemu-img create debian0.img 10G $ qemu-system-x86_64 -hda debian0.img -cdrom debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso -boot d -m 512 -enable-kvm
$ qemu-system-x86_64 -hda debian0.img -boot d -m 512 -enable-kvm
Next, pull down an ISO of NixOS from here; I would suggest "latest-iso-graphical-x86_64-linux", but "latest-iso-minimal-x86_64-linux" is certainly viable, and is smaller.
Now use your image to install a QEMU server in the same subdirectory:
And, finally, reboot without the cd image:$ qemu-img create nixos0.img 10G $ qemu-system-x86_64 -hda nixos0.img -cdrom latest-iso-minimal-x86_64-linux -boot d -m 4096 -enable-kvm
$ qemu-system-x86_64 -hda nixos0.img -boot d -m 4096 -enable-kvm
You might be amused to visit the "/nix/*" subdirectories.
A journal is not due for this assignment.