Try TurnKey Joomla!
TurnKey Joomla is one of the easiest ways to get up and running with Joomla in just a few minutes. It supports installation of a ready-to-use Joomla server to bare metal, a virtual machine (e.g. VMWare, VirtualBox, Parallels) or straight into the cloud.
It takes only a few minutes to get Joomla running. Download Turnkey Joomla (169MB) and watch the video below (best viewed in full screen). It covers installation and basic usage in under 5 minutes.
A step-by-step installation tutorial is also available which describes how to install TurnKey Joomla into a virtual machine.
Questions and Support
Click here for more information on Turnkey Joomla., which is part of the TurnKey Linux family of open source server appliances. For help consult the project's forums, documentation and other support resources.