[Digikam-users] On Live USB, Virtual Box
sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Fri Sep 2 19:05:54 BST 2011
Op 02-09-11 13:58, Paul Verizzo schreef:
> Without repeating the whole darned thread, here are my additional
> Live USB: It' still a dual boot scenario. My limited experience with
> Knoppix on USB shows it is vastly slower than running it off of the
> CD, which is vastly slower than running from a hard drive, of course.
> My experience shows Virtual Box to have no glaringly obvious speed
> differences compared to native. One reason might be the default RAM
> allocated in VB is rather small, 300-500kb. I set all VB
> installations at 1 GB or better, especially since I want to run a
> certain graphics program on it.
> I have Ubuntu Wubi on my NTFS partition as my dual boot. Too bad
> there aren't other distros that do this. (Corel Linux did, way way back.)
> Puppy Linux on DVD will let you write program changes back to the
> disc. Pretty sweet. Unfortunately, dK isn't one of the repository
> apps but I would guess that someone here knows how to do it if they
> were so inclined.
> I've been re-re-reading the VB instructions about the Guest Additions,
> and more particularly, the Shared Folder function. Boy, what a
> morass! You aren't done after installation of GA, back to the
> terminal. The "folders," drives actually, are in /media.
You are at the wrong place. Everything you see under media you should
leave alone. The magic happens in mnt, exactly as I described. Follow it
point for point and it must work.
> OK, but then they are locked out unless you right click and change
> sharing. Uses my Windows username and password! Then Nautlus asks to
> update things. Well, OK, why not? Then I sent the drive to the
> desktop, but the icon there won't open the drive although it did from
> /media. The warning has a typical cryptic linux terminal instruction
> to correct this. Meanwhile, when I try to set up digiKam, I can set
> my D drive as the source for the photos (3 folders within), but I
> can't open up the directory tree of my C drive to locate the database,
> where I keep it.
> If I was smart, I'd just be happy with dK 2.0 on Windows (thanks,
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