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

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Fri Sep 2 16:48:15 BST 2011

Op 02-09-11 16:32, Vlado Plaga schreef:
> 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.
Not maybe, someone asked for help on the subject, widely ignored. That 
is one of the best reasons to share knowledge and experience.
Why should we all have to crawl through the mud all the way, like I had 
to do?
> 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.
> Regards,
> Vlado

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