# Installing the HMT VM

## Installation

1. Open a terminal session.
2. Change directories to where you want to install the virtual machine (e.g. to go to your desktop enter the following: cd Desktop)
3. Clone the editor repository at https://github.com/homermultitext/editors-vm. Copy the clone URL and enter the command:  git clone https://github.com/homermultitext/editors-vm.git
4. Change directories to the VM (cd editors-vm).
5. Run the command: vagrant up (This will start the virtual machine, and the first time you do it, it will build the VM from scratch).
6. Find something to occupy yourself for awhile. It is a lengthy process, especially if multiple people are using the same network to build a vm. Make sure you have a good internet connection and don’t forget you’re building a machine and do something silly like shut your laptop. It has happened. Wait until
7. A login screen will appear before the VM has finished building. Don’t attempt to login yet, however: wait until you see your bash shell prompt in the terminal