After you download bitnami package:

  • Create a virtual machine on virtual box
  • Choose existing hard disk
  • Select the main vmdk(the one without s001.vmdk, s002.vmdk etc…)
  • Set network configuration as bridged adapter
  • Start the new vm you just made
  • Log in, I believe user name and pass is bitnami then you are asked to change your password
  • There will be an IP address displayed; put that into your browser and discourse will start up!
  • Download link:
  • Get started after installation: