God Bless Open-source!

This Could Be Better

The code, scripts, and some of the instructions in this post are adapted from the second chapter of _The Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide_, by Peter Jay Salzman, Michael Burian, and Ori Pomerantz. As of this writing, an electronic version of the book is available at the URL “http://www.tldp.org/LDP/lkmpg/2.6/lkmpg.pdf“.

1. Download and install Oracle VirtualBox. As of this writing, the latest version is available at the URL “https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads“.

2. Download a copy of the Ubuntu operating system in .ISO format. As of this writing, the latest version is available at the URL “http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop“.

3. Run VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine instance, and install Ubuntu on it. Follow the prompts, and accept the default settings wherever possible.

4. Start up the new virtual instance of Ubuntu and allow it to boot. Log in when prompted and wait for the the desktop to appear. The…

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