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

Vlado Plaga rechner at vlado-do.de
Fri Sep 2 15:32:25 BST 2011

Am Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:24:03 +0200
schrieb sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:

> I agree that the dual boot is the best option, and very easy to do.

I also agree to this.

> I set up the tread about VirtualBox just for people who do not want or dare to do so.

Maybe someone finds it useful.

You can, by the way, also 'install' software packages when running a
(K)Ubuntu live system from CD. This works in RAM through some file
system magic. On LiveUSB this should also be possible, and it would be
an easy way to see digiKam running in a Linux that actually runs on your
computer - not just in VirtualBox.

Anyone who wants to try it can get a CD image with most of the required
libraries (kdegraphics4 etc) already installed on: http://kubuntu.org/

Rinus, in one of your mails from yesterday you ask if I had the
"hardware virtual flag" activated in the BIOS. I think I had to
activate it, so I could run a 64 bit Windows 7 in VirtualBox.
VirtualBox certainly is a nice product (also available in the Ubuntu
package repository), and I use it so I don't have to dual-boot much at
all: Linux gets full access to the system and if I really need M$
Windows it stays locked inside this box (with snapshots and all). I
don't run digiKam inside it, though, so this is already slightly
off-topic for the digikam-users list. Probably most of the speed
decline I notice comes from the lack of RAM and of hardware
acceleration for the Windows in VirtualBox. It's ok to run Internet
Explorer in it, but I suppose digiKam would not run as well as it does
in an operating system running directly on the computer.




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