Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#1148 new task

VM Quickstart Update

Reported by: darkblueb Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: normal Milestone: OSGeoLive8.0
Component: Documentation Keywords: VM, docs


specifically, when installing to VirtualBox, prior to building Guest Additions, this is likely preferable to the uname -r line :

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-virtual

Change history (13)

comment:1 by micha, 9 years ago

With regard to disk space, can we just leave the kernel headers installed on the DVD? That would allow some of the features of VirtualBox to "just work" (i.e. shared folders).

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by hamish, 9 years ago

Keywords: VM added

Replying to micha:

With regard to disk space, can we just leave the kernel headers installed on the DVD?

They are large, we are already over budget for space, and there is little hope of saving much more space without making hard decisions about jettisoning friends overboard. So the kernel headers are sacrificed first.

regards, Hamish

comment:3 by micha, 9 years ago

In that case, and with Alex's comment about not shipping linux-headers-virtual, what still needs improvement in the VM quickstart?

best, Micha

comment:4 by kalxas, 9 years ago

As Hamish said, size is a big deal right now. We started at 3.3G (mini iso). During the last commits we have:

  1. Iris added ~100MB
  2. netCDF new data >100MB

Current nightly build is 3.5G now. We are also expecting GeoNetwork and GeoNode to add a few more MBs in the next builds...

My +1 to Hamish. I also think that the VM Quickstart is now updated and we should close this ticket. Thoughts?

comment:5 by kalxas, 9 years ago

Correction: netCDF data are 65MB.

comment:6 by kalxas, 9 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive7.0OSGeoLive7.5

comment:7 by kalxas, 8 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive7.9OSGeoLive8.0

comment:8 by hamish, 8 years ago

Keywords: docs added

we should probable re-review the quickstart before closing this ticket.


comment:9 by annakrat, 7 years ago

Just testing it. Some screenshots would need some update due to the change of the virtualbox GUI. Then during the machine setup, I have to choose between Ubuntu 32-bit and 64-bit, on the screenshot there is just Ubuntu.

When installing Guest additions, the current instruction don't work:

user@osgeolive:~$ cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361/

user@osgeolive:/media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361$ sudo ./

should be:

user@osgeolive:~$ cd /media/user/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361/

user@osgeolive:/media/user/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361$ sudo ./

Also we use sudo there, but it's not clear what is the password. It would be also helpful to describe how to open terminal.

comment:10 by wenzeslaus, 7 years ago

The text update for the part with Guest Additions should be something like:

Open the VirtualBox window, open the Devices menu and click Install Guest Additions.
This will mount the Guest Additions as a CD drive in your OSGeo Live VM.

Once the CD folder appears, open a terminal (from the bottom panel - there is a small
greenish icon) and run the following commands (you type just the part after dollar and space,
use tab to auto-complete):

user@osgeolive:~$ sudo apt-get update

It will ask for password, type 'user'.

user@osgeolive:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

user@osgeolive:~$ cd /media/user/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361/

user@osgeolive:/media/user/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361$ sudo ./

This will complete after a few moments. Reboot your VM, and you will now be able
to run in full screen mode, and mount your shared folders.

comment:11 by micha, 7 years ago

IIRC the VirtualBox guest additions are now preinstalled. When you create a VM, you can run in full screen mode and add shared folders "out of the box". So I took the liberty to remove the whole section of instructions on manually adding guest additions.

comment:12 by johanvdw, 7 years ago

Micha is referring to the next release of OSGeo live, which is ready but not yet officially announced:

comment:13 by darkblueb, 4 years ago

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