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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Apr 22 20:26:50 PDT 2015

On 04/22/2015 12:32 PM, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
>>> For the VBOXADDITIONS part I think we should consider installing these
>>> by default, so the instructions would not be needed anymore! I'll
>>> raise this at the beginning of our next release cycle.
>> We have discussed this many times in the past. It breaks compatibility
>> with other virtualization platforms (VMWare, Parallels, etc).
> Are you sure it breaks compatibility? Source/Have you tried this?
> I doubt this is the case, as you will just be installing drivers for
> hardware which is not found on other platforms. Could be that I'm
> wrong, but on my native debian I have these extensions installed also
> (as I sometimes boot it from windows), and it does not hurt when
> running natively.
> The only disadvantage is that you may get older extensions as when
> installing through virtualbox itself, but then again the package does
> receive updates and is tested against ubuntu by Canonical.
> Kind Regards,
> Johan

Yes my notes are from actual experience not hypothetical. The Vmware and
virtualbox kernel modules conflict, though they don't make it unusable
just tiny screened. It's easy enough to fix but you have to know to
uninstall one before installing the other.

I'd be curious if the ose drivers work now with the non-ose host. I have
not tried any of this in a couple of years so things may have changed.
If someone wants to do a bunch of testing we can revisit the topic.


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