EMU Black Tuning Suite in Virtual Machine

Posted by on January 11th at 9:14am


This is a step by step guide to get the EMU Black tuning software working inside a virtual machine on any operating system. Largest use case for this is anytime you need to install the EMU Black tuning sofware on a non Windows machine. This entire setup is free to download and use.

You will need around 8GB of free space on the machine you are setting this up on. If you don't have that much space trying deleting some unneeded files or emptying the trash/recyling bin.

Download and install required tools

Setting up the VM supporting packages

Once you have installed all of the items above you should be able to access the VirtualBox interface by starting up the program. On my mac I simply press the command and spacebar together, search VirtualBox and hit enter. You should see something like below sans anything in the left column. Virtual Box GUI

Once you are here you need to click through the menus and to go VirtualBox->Preferences->Extensions. Should look like below. Add extensions dialog

Click the little green plus icon on right right side and select the file that you downloaded previously. Should be something like "Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack". Once that succeeds you can close out of all of those windows.

Configuring local files and folders

All that's left is to run a few commands to get everything up and running. I will attempt to cover how to do this on major operating systems.

Step 1

First we need to open up a command line program. Below is how to do it for each major operating system.

Mac OSX and Linux

Open a Terminal program window (not a command)

Windows OS

Open a Command Line prompt (not a command)

Step 2

Point your system to your Documents folder so we can build some files. Copy, paste and hit enter in your command line window opened in previous step.

Mac OSX and Linux

cd ~/Documents

Windows OS

cd ~/[your-username]/Documents

Step 3

Create a working directory for us to generate some files and for the virtual machine to live.

Mac OSX, Linux and Windows OS

mkdir emu

Step 4

All that's left to do is initalize and run the provisioning script. Copy and paste the commands below and run them individually.

Mac OSX, Linux and Windows OS

cd emu
vagrant init ameeuwsen/emu-black --box-version 1.0.0
vagrant up

This last command could take quite a long time. It all depends on how many resources your host machine has and your internet speed. Be patient and wait for the magic.

Ready to tune

The EMU Black Tuning Suite Once all the above steps have been completed successfully you will have a full Windows 7 virtual machine with the EMU Black Tuning software preinstalled. Enjoy!

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