[Qgis-user] Micha, re. linux

Lee Hachadoorian lee.hachadoorian at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 23:05:27 EDT 2012


John,

If you want to use an external hard drive—and, in my experience, booting
from USB is *much* faster than booting from DVD—check out, UNetbootin,
LiveUSB Install, or any number of other USB creators, some of which will
let you set up a multiboot USB so that you can choose between OSes when you
boot.

Another option, and my preferred one for trying out new OSes (including the
OSGeo DVD) is to use virtualization. I prefer VirtualBox, other options
include VMWare and Xen. I run Ubuntu Linux, but also have the OSGeo DVD
installed because sometimes you have to jump through hoops to install a
software that's not in the repositories and I just want to try it out
before committing the effort. (Not referring to QGIS, which runs fine.)

--Lee
On Mar 12, 2012 5:56 PM, "Tyler Mitchell" <info at locatepress.com> wrote:

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> On 2012-03-12, at 2:10 PM, john raskulinecz wrote:
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> Sorry for my vast ignorance in advance. i clicked on the link you provided
> for the osg dvd and burned a copy to a dvd. Should I now download a copy of
> Linux to an external hard drive and open QGIS from there? The external has
> 1 terra byte storage with 500 gigabytes unused space. I tryed to run the
> down load from the shortcuts placed on my startup screen but, alas, no luck.
>  thanks again,
>
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> Hi John,
> The idea with OSGeo Live DVD is to reboot your computer and tell it to
> boot from the DVD instead of from your hard drive.
> The DVD actually includes a version of linux that will run from memory,
> without writing anything to your hard drive.
> It's cool stuff :)
>
> Tyler
>
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