I am running windows vista on my laptop. i installed virtual machine
and virtual rails and am using linux mint. after the installation i
followed a tutorial which had me do the following:
1. Log in and open a terminal if you need to. First we'll install Ruby
1.8 and Ruby's development libraries. We'll also install IRB, which is
quite useful while trying Ruby programming.
sudo apt-get install ruby ruby1.8-dev irb
You will be prompted for your password so be sure to get it right!
2. Now that Ruby's installed, let's install SQLite 3. SQLite is a
lightweight, file-based database that's good for development. Feel
free to use another database here if you'd like, such as MySQL or
sudo apt-get install sqlite3
both these installations were succesful. I tried following the 3rd
installation but I could not find the exe. file to open and install
3. Now let's start installing Rails. First you'll need RubyGems.
Download it this way:
wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/5 … 0.8.11.tgz
4. Now unpack the RubyGems package:
tar -zxvf rubygems-0.8.11.tgz