Old VirtualBox instructions

These are the “old” instructions from 2020, for Apple machines with an Intel CPU; they do not work on machines with an M1/M2 (ARM) processor, but you might find it convenient to continue using this method on older Apple machines.

These instructions are for use with Virtual Box. You may prefer to import the provided OVA file into some other virtualization software, in which case you will have to determine how to adapt the following installation and start up steps accordingly.

An alternative to using Gemini’s VM image as described here is to set up your own virtual machine (including 32-bit OS libraries) and install the Astroconda packages for Python 2 on it. This is reportedly easy to do using Parallels (for a fee).