3. Installation

All required tools are available on OSGeo Live.

The following sections give a quick summary of how to setup OSGeo Live on your computer.


Before attending a workshop event, make sure your you can use OSGeo Live with either method or Install pgRouting on your computer.

3.1. OSGeo Live using a USB stick or DVD

Follow the instructions on OSGeo Live to prepare your USB stick or bootable DVD.

  • Insert the USB or DVD
  • Restart your computer and wait for that first screen to pop up. Often, it will say something like Press F12 to Choose Boot Device somewhere on the screen. Press that key now.
  • Give it a moment to continue booting, and you should see a menu pop up with a list of choices on it. There highlight select DVD or USB drive and confirm with Enter.
  • Exit the menu, the computer will restart using the selected device.
  • Choose your preferred language and select Try Ubuntu.

More information on: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install

3.2. OSGeo Live on a virtualBox

  • First you need to install VirtualBox.

  • Go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/osgeo-live/files/11.0/ and download osgeo-live-11.0-amd64.iso

  • Open VirtualBox and click New

  • Fill name and operating system

  • Fill memory size

  • Fill hard drive

  • Fill hard drive file type

  • Fill Storage on physical hard drive

  • Fill File location and size

  • Click on Storage ‣ Add Icon ‣ Add CD/DVD device

  • Confirm with Choose disk

  • Add the osgeo-live-10.0-amd64.iso file

  • Now you have OSGeo Live configured to be used with VirtualBox

  • Double-click on OSGeo Live 11.

  • Choose your preferred language and click on Try Ubuntu.

  • Select Devices ‣ Shared Clipboard ‣ bidirectional to be able to use the clipboard between your computer and the virtual machine.