A newbie here. After reading the glossary and introductions, I have used virtual box to install qiime2 2020.11 onto my Mac. The goal is to be able to analyze sequenced, demultiplexed, paired end mouse fecal sample data I have received (fast.gsv with a excel/map file). I have these files saved in a folder on my desktop and will want to use the skills from the tutorial to import them soon.
I am trying to start the tutorial "Parkinson's Mouse Tutorial". It's pretty degrading to get stuck on step one, but that's where I am. I used the codes from the tutorial and I've attached an image below of the error that pops up. I downloaded the metadata file and saved it as metadata.tsv in the home and downloads directory. I don't know if that's the right place to save them.
Below is an image with the error that pops up. "metadata file path does not exist". No idea what that means and would appreciate the guidance.
.... also, any idea how to stop the virtual box from logging out if you're not active for a few minutes?