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Creating and testing a Linux distribution in a Virtual Box with pppd WWAN
Showcase, October 18, 2018 - 1:35pm, 3991 views
This project allows you to install any Linux / Windows version in a Virtual Machine.
You can run that virtual machine on a variety of hardware.
Here we show a step by step guide to install "Debian 9 Linux" in a "Virtual Box" on "Microsoft Windows 7".
We finish off the Linux install by building a "HelloWorld" program in C.
For connectivity we look at connecting to the Internet using CHAT scripts and Linux PPPD dial-up.
Also we look at using the Wireless Wide Area Networking (WWAN) adaptors available on ELS61, PLS62, PLS8 and PLAS9.
To follow the steps you will need a PC/laptop, Cinterion module such as BGS5, EHS6/8 (or ConceptBoard), ELS61 (or ConnectShield), PLS62 and a B80 starter kit or mini-DSB, SIM card and a USB cable.
Virtually everthing here can be re-used if you want the Wireless Ethernet Adapters instead of PPPD. See "AT^SWWAN" instead of "ATD*99" in the AT Command guide of the module you want to test. We focus on PPPD because it is implemented on all current modules (WWAN is newer).
1. PDF file showing all the steps, starting from nothing and getting to the Linux Internet connection
2. PDF file assuming Linux works fine and you just want to set up a Linux Internet Connection
Another nice guide covering similar Linux Internet connectivity using a Linux with Graphical User Interface: