[Digikam-users] Do you want to try digiKam and/or showFoto on Ubuntu but you are running Windows have a look at this.

Marie-Noëlle Augendre mnaugendre at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 15:27:37 UTC 2011


I didn't run it on a production scale.
But my guess is the program will be loaded in RAM when being launched
so it shouldn't run much slower than usual.

Marie-Noëlle

2011/9/1 sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
> Op 01-09-11 16:18, Marie-Noëlle Augendre schreef:
>>
>> You  don't even need to install a virtual box. If you look back in the
>> list archives, a few months ago I explained how I had used Digikam
>> with a simple LiveUSB; in fact, you can bring your Digikam everywhere
>> with you and run it on any PC.
>>
>> Marie-Noëlle
>
> Thanks for the info. Will digikam not run considerably slower from am usb
> drive?
> Rinus
>>
>> 2011/9/1 sleepless<sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
>>>
>>> Do you want to try digiKam and/or showFoto on Ubuntu but you are running
>>> Windows have a look at this.
>>>
>>> Supposed you are not planning to change to Linux, or to make a dual boot
>>> system, you can have a virtual Ubuntu running digikam on your computer.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Download from here:
>>> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
>>>
>>> Choose VirtualBox (VB) for your host and download
>>>
>>> double click on the downloaded file to install
>>>
>>> Install Ubuntu in your VB
>>>
>>> Open the VB Manager
>>>
>>> Open Setting
>>>
>>> Open Shared Folders
>>>
>>> click the plus sign
>>>
>>> choose the folder or drive from windows that you want to acces in ubuntu
>>>
>>> give it a nice easy name and remember well ex. MY_WIN_DRV
>>>
>>> select auto mount
>>>
>>> start Ubuntu
>>>
>>> Select in the upper menubar from VB devices
>>>
>>> Select install host additions
>>>
>>> Follow the instructions
>>>
>>> If done shut down Ubuntu
>>>
>>> Shut down Virtual Box
>>>
>>> Open the Virtual Box again
>>>
>>> Select The Ubuntu image
>>>
>>> click on the green arrow to start
>>>
>>> Go in your Ubuntu application menu
>>>
>>> look for Terminal and open it
>>>
>>> Once in terminal type:
>>>
>>> cd / (mind the forward slashes (you have been a windows user accustomed
>>> to
>>> backward slashes)
>>>
>>> cd mnt
>>>
>>> sudo mkdir MY_WIN_DRV
>>>
>>> sudo mount -t vboxsf MY_WIN_DRV MY_WIN_DRV
>>>
>>> Now type in terminal "nautilus" (without the quotes)
>>>
>>> click filesystem
>>> click mnt
>>> click MY_WIN_DRV
>>>
>>> There is all your stuff from your windows drive.
>>>
>>> (Take care: if you did some nasty thing to the files, they are gone in
>>> windows too, if you go there.)
>>>
>>> Now goto Applications->Ubuntu Software Center
>>>
>>> type in search field: digiKam or showFoto
>>>
>>> select and install.
>>>
>>> If you want to try a newer version goto
>>> http://www.digikam.org/drupal/node/621
>>>
>>> for further details.
>>>
>>> If problems occur, ask the list for help.
>>>
>>> Good luck,
>>> Rinus
>>>
>>> If someone could add the instructions that apply to the actual
>>> installation
>>> of Ubuntu in the Virtual Machine, it would be nice.
>>> I used an old image to set this up, so I have no recent experience doing
>>> the
>>> real install. That causes the omission in this how to.
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
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