Can anybody please point me to the exact URL for the image file I need to download and then load onto the VirtualBox so I can soothe my declining years by playing with the same virtual Debian version I'll use eventually on Raspberry Pi, while I wait the long hours for the Postie to bring me the real goods.
Here's one I prepared earlier:
VirtualBox simulator and emulator – now with added Cow
although as Joe says, a search on VirtualBox should of bought it up for you!
I am much obliged to both of you. I will probably try both of Joe's suggestions in an effort to learn the mysterious cryptic ways of linux. In case this may be of use to anyone else, I download the image file Debian recommended, using torrent, and got an .img file, which it seems I can use on Raspberry Pi proper. Virtual box didn't like it, evidently wanting an .iso file, which FreeDownload obliged with, despite the Debian server several times cutting itself off in the process. I have an Acer Iconia_tab_W500 on which I want to run Debia by using a USB stick to boot it, to carry around with me to learn more, but of course, the usual way to get into Acer's BIOS setup on firing up doesn't seem to want to work. In the good old days of fig Forth, things were simpler, ISTR.