Opened 10 years ago
Last modified 5 years ago
#1148 new task
VM Quickstart Update
|Reported by:||darkblueb||Owned by:|
- make sure that the VM Quickstart is current; as possible, improve the page http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Virtual_Machine
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)
follow-up: 2 comment:1 by , 10 years ago
comment:2 by , 10 years ago
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.
comment:3 by , 10 years ago
In that case, and with Alex's comment about not shipping linux-headers-virtual, what still needs improvement in the VM quickstart?
comment:4 by , 10 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:
- Iris added ~100MB
- 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 , 10 years ago
Correction: netCDF data are 65MB.
comment:6 by , 10 years ago
|Milestone:||OSGeoLive7.0 → OSGeoLive7.5|
comment:7 by , 9 years ago
|Milestone:||OSGeoLive7.9 → OSGeoLive8.0|
comment:8 by , 9 years ago
we should probable re-review the quickstart before closing this ticket.
comment:9 by , 8 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 ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
user@osgeolive:~$ cd /media/user/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361/ user@osgeolive:/media/user/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.18_78361$ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
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 , 8 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 ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 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 , 8 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 , 8 years ago
Micha is referring to the next release of OSGeo live, which is ready but not yet officially announced: http://aiolos.survey.ntua.gr/gisvm/9.0/
comment:13 by , 5 years ago
|Component:||OSGeoLive → Documentation|
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).