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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed May 13 16:11:34 PDT 2015

Slight update, I think Johan's method works now because virtualbox is
distributed differently.

There used to be a Community Edition (Open Source) and a free for
private/academic use version.

Now the main program is Open Source GPLv2 and there is an add-on Oracle
VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

So maybe we should update the instructions to use apt-get installable
packages for guest additions, or even a double click script to make it
easy for new users.


On 04/22/2015 08:26 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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.
> -Alex
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