[Live-demo] Problem with mounting shared folder in OsgeoLive 8.5

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 13:24:18 PDT 2015


I have actually tried this with a fresh machine. What I advice is running:

sudo apt-get update (makes sure you have the most recent sources)
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms
This will install X11 support, which means that your display will
resize along nicely, and it will install the necessary driver for
mounting a shared drive.

The other option is as explained on the page you refer to. Did you get
any errors while executing the scripts? Can you post the output of the
install script?

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:

> So this depends on what version of Virtual Box is being used. Last time
> I looked into this if you run the closed source but free for
> personal/academic use binaries, then you have to use the closed source
> guest additions.
This is no longer true. Since December 2010 there is actually only one
version of Virtualbox and you can install an extension pack which is
not open source. This only contains extra drivers for the host system.
I actually tested and found out that I get the same performance for
usb using the ubuntu install on the host system and using the
virtualbox guest additions.

It would be nice that someone else could also verify these
observations. In that case we could just install these packages before
creating the VM, which would be much easier for our users.

Kind Regards,


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