If you want to have a little play around with OpenStack before diving in or maybe you want to develop some cool software to interface with it, it can be handy to run OpenStack in a VM or on a single machine. Here is how I did it.
1. I’m following the guide from http://devstack.org/guides/single-machine.html who have a handy script to automate the install.
2. I’m using Ubuntu 13.10 64bit minimal version from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD
3. Install Ubuntu as you would normally.
4. Update with
sudo apt-get update