Molecular simulations for adsorption and diffusion in nanoporous materials, modeling of ionic liquids and other applications

RASPA Workshop/school practical information

We ask you to bring your own laptop, with three requirements:

  • 64-bits architecture,
  • 8 GB of main memory (or more),
  • an available usb-port.

This includes laptops up to about 4/5-years old. The installed operating system does not matter, it can be windows, mac, linux, or something else (this system will not be used or touched).

For the practical lab in the afternoon we will provide a bootable USB-stick which boots a running linux system (kubuntu 18.04) without touching your laptop configuration. No additional disk-space is needed, the system will run in main memory and not modify your hard-disk in any way. All the needed software is pre-installed and the environment is identical for every participant. No prior experience with linux is required. The basics will be discussed at the workshop/school. The usb-stick with Kubuntu 18.04 will be handed out at the workshop (no need to bring you own for this). In case this option for some reason does not work, we have a virtualbox image prepared and any problem can be solved at the workshop itself. We will also make the Kubuntu iso- le and virtualbox image available for download a few days before the workshop for people that are interested to test the setup in advance.

Booting from usb is controlled during the initial startup screen. For example, for a mac laptop, press and fill in the option-symbol immediately upon hearing the startup chime. Release the key after Startup Manager appears. Startup Manager will scan and list connected drives and volumes that can be booted from. For windows/linux laptops, press the Boot Option Menu Key before OS logo appears during booting. It's usually [F8] or [F10] or [F11] or [F12] on the most brands. Then select USB from Boot menu from options. Please check this boot-information in advance for your particular brand of laptop.

(a)

(b)

Booting from the usb-stick that we will provide at the workshop/school: (a) choose 'start kubuntu', (b) choose 'try kubuntu'.

Screenshot of the linux working environment.