[Digikam-users] Do you want to try digiKam and/or showFoto on Ubuntu but you are running Windows have a look at this.
sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Thu Sep 1 15:11:53 BST 2011
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:
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 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
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)
sudo mkdir MY_WIN_DRV
sudo mount -t vboxsf MY_WIN_DRV MY_WIN_DRV
Now type in terminal "nautilus" (without the quotes)
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
for further details.
If problems occur, ask the list for help.
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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