3. Installation

All required tools are available on OSGeoLive.


Before attending a workshop event, make sure your you can use OSGeoLive with either method or Appendix: Installation on your computer.

This workshop uses OSGeoLive on VirtualBox

3.1. OSGeoLive on a VirtualBox

3.1.1. Install VirtualBox.

Complete details about installation can be found on the VirtualBox documentation.

Linux distributions:

Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list. According to your distribution, replace ‘<mydist>’ with your distribution name.

deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian <mydist> contrib

Add the keys:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Install Virtual box using:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-6.1

More detailed and up to date information can be found here

3.1.2. Download OSGeoLive 15.0

This installation corresponds for the iso distribution of OSGeoLive. For other installations visit OSgeoLive


The images on this section might not correspond to the VirtualBox version installed on your system. The workflow is similar.

  • download osgeolive-15.0rc1-amd64.iso

    From https://download.osgeo.org/livedvd/releases/15.0/

  • Open VirtualBox and click New

  • Fill required info


    osgeolive 15

    Machine Folder:

    choose the appropriate location


    choose the appropriate operating system


    choose the 64 bit appropiate version

  • Create a dynamically allocated storage hard disk

  • Choose storage from the virtual box traits

  • Choose the empty disk and click on the Optical drive

    Select the iso file

  • The virtual drive should look like this



OSGeoLive’s account is user and password is user