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vm.teamtreehouse.com website only letting me download a tiny 2K .zip file instead of full file; why?

Hi there. I have Max OS X 10.10 and have installed Virtualbox per Jason's instructions in the track 'Installing a Ruby Development Environment'. I was going to download/install the older Vagrant version that is closest to what he states in the track (version 1.35) and I find that the oldest legacy version available on the vagrant website that is closest to 1.35 as of this writing (Apr 2015) is version 1.4 and so I went with that version and downloaded it but did not install it yet.

Anyway, Jason says to go to vm.teamtreehouse.com and download a link called treehouse-vm.zip but that link is no longer available; instead, there is a dropdown box and it forces you to pick the track that you want to pursue and then download the large file associated with it. For me, it is the track called 'Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4' . When I select it and attempt to download the .zip file listed, it only downloads a very tiny 2K file and then immediately stops/finishes. I was expecting to get the full file (it contains Ubuntu, Ruby, Rails, SQL and so on); if I had to guess, it's probably 100-600MB in size.

I am logged into the treehouse website when I go to the vm.teamtreehouse link. What am I doing wrong?

1 Answer

Hello Kevin,

Once you've downloaded the treehouse file from the course track, you will need to move it into your home directory. Once this is done, you will open the terminal and install using the "vagrant up" command? This should begin installation.

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Yep, got it. I was expecting a very large .zip file and that the installation was upfront or first. Instead, it does it all when I run 'vagrant up' while in the treehouse folder that I copied to my home directory. Continuing on....