AIRA Installation on VirtualBox
AIRA is a client for Robonomics Network by Airalab. Basically it's a NixOS based operating system. It's possible to install AIRA on a x86_64 PC. Also there are images for Raspberry Pi 3 and 4 supported by the team.
To get familiar with the OS it's better to start from installing it as a virtual machine in VirtualBox.
- VirtualBox Extension Pack
- 2Gb of RAM for the machine
- 40Gb of free disk space
Obtain the image
To get stable image download the file with
For example, the link for stable image is https://aira.life/channels/aira-stable/nixos-20.03pre-git-x86_64-linux.ova
Don't forget to check checksum of an image.
The last column on the download page is
SHA-256 hash. It must be equal to the output of
There is a walkthrough video you may wish to check out
If you have a fresh installed VirtualBox you need to install the extension pack or disable USB 2.0 controller.
Also VirtualBox may show a warning about
Display settings. Consider switching
Graphics Controller in settings of the VM to
Import to VirtualBox
Open VirtualBox and press
Ctrl+I or go to
File > Import Applicance...
At this moment the next step is not necessary but it will help you to connect to the VM via SSH easily.
Host-Only adapter in VirtualBox menu
File > Host Network Manager... or by pressing
Then go to the image's settings, Network and add the second network adapter
Optionally you can increase the amount of video memory and switch
Graphics Controller to
Launch the machine
Finally press Start and you'll see AIRA welcoming you with generated Ethereum address and IPFS identifier
At the very first initialization AIRA generates new Ethereum address and IPNS identifier for you.