Windows 10, Magento 2.1.

I am reading Vagrant directions so I can get VirtualBox and Magento running. These directions tell me to run commands, but they don't say where to run the commands. I have used the Windows CLI, but never the ($) character. Am I supposed to use the below commands in Windows CLI or the emulated Linux OS terminal that is running inside of VirtualBox? Thanks.

$ mkdir vagrant_getting_started

$ cd vagrant_getting_started

$ vagrant init

Here is the page with directions I am following: https://www.vagrantup.com/docs/getting-started/project_setup.html

  • You're supposed to run those commands on whatever your own OS is, assuming you have installed vagrant already. However, I made an easy to follow video to do exactly what you are trying to accomplish. m.youtube.com/watch?v=qTeDLoC2rV0 Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 22:54
  • Thanks. That's a good video for MAC and Linux users installing Magento 1.x. I edited my post to add that I am using Windows 10 and Magento 2.1. It looks like you have some other videos there I will watch in the future.
    – Kadin
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 23:52
  • I apologize, I totally forgot that it wasn't valid for windows! Do you know how to add vagrant to your PATH? This way you can vagrant from any directory. Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 23:53
  • No. I have not yet installed Vagrant or VirtualBox. I was hoping to do that today if I can get up the courage.
    – Kadin
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 23:56
  • No courage needed, both are a fairly simple install. With that being said, since you may not be terribly familiar with the command line, you should consider backing up your OS just in case. Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 23:57

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These must be Linux commands. I will down load and install Vagrant and VirtualBox and then go from there.

Thanks for the help in the comments.


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