[Digikam-users] Do you want to try digiKam on LiveUSB

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Fri Sep 2 09:24:03 BST 2011

Op 02-09-11 09:56, Marie-Noëlle Augendre schreef:
> 2011/9/2 sleepless<sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
>> Marie-Noëlle came up with this statement:
>> /*
>> You don't even need to install a virtual box. 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.
>> */
>> As I do not like to advice to do something more complicated than necessary I
>> digged in to this ¨simple¨ solution, only to find out, at the cost of a
>> couple hours,  that this is realy not a simple matter.
> ....
>> Note:
>> Marie-Noelle stated that digikam probably will run smoother than from
>> VirtualBox, and this was confirmed by Vlado.
> I did investigate this solution because I had to provide a running
> Digikam in quite a short time to several people using different
> computers of every age/configuration. And it worked as it was intended
> to do.
> If I had to do this for myself, I will certainly go for the double
> boot option, that gives you the best of each world.
> And though I run Linux/Fedora almost 100% of the time, I'm "obliged"
> to keep a double boot to use a proprietory application under Windows
> (no satisfying equivalent for Linux ...)
> In my case, I set up the default boot to Fedora; but for a regular
> Windows user, Windows should be set up as the default boot.
> With the most current Linux distros (Ubuntu, Fedora, just to name the
> ones I've used) it's quite easy to install a double boot once you've a
> LiveInstall (on CD, DVD or USB).. Then, you just have to install the
> Digikam package provided by your distro.
> My own 0.02 ...
> Marie-Noëlle
I am the same situation, still obliged by propriety apps to keep windows 
on the system.
I agree that the dual boot is the best option, and very easy to do.
I set up the tread about VirtualBox just for people who do not want or 
dare to do so.


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