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Sorry to interrupt, but I've no idea how this forum or whatever it is works

& similarly, I've no idea how to utilise i.e. actually set up LibreOffice
albeit that I've sent the following yesterday

please I really do need your basic help e.g.

having downloaded OfficeLibre yesterday (sunday)

I'm afraid I'm unable to make it work i.e.

on this Toshiba Laptop
via it's Windows 8.1 OS

e.g. there seems to be no installation wizard
       nor a suitable app
       & anyway I just got a message to say
       I could not install it* on this computer

* that's the app/icon, or do they mean the
  the whole OfficeLibre?!

Perhaps I'm doing something wrong
but I've already wasted several hours
& have bought an icon, as confirmed
by Microsoft in an email (I can't reply to)

Hope someone there can help please

Philip Jordan of Dorchester, Dorset UK

On 27 January 2015 at 13:28, Pertti Rönnberg <> wrote:

Tim and Frank,
As an answer to your kind responding:
In fact I had made a live-DVD to check my PC's (64bit) co-operation with
My intention is to first install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox because errors are
then easier to correct and
after that perhaps do a dual-boot install  (I am an expert on making
And got some real 'challenges':  my system is 64bit/8GB RAM/2 TB HD
(virtualization enabled) but the
Ubuntu(64bit) did not accept to install (memory instruction error???) so I
re-installed VM&Ubuntu as 32bit.
The install is now OK but the Ubuntu is very very sloooow.
My printer does not work either.

I know -- this not a LO-issue, so I must try to get help from Ubuntu-forum.
Best regards
Pertti Rönnberg

On 25.1.2015 12:12, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

Is there any need to have Linux in a VirtualBox or could you just boot to
Linux on your computer - as a dual booting one?

I run laptops with Win7 [pro and home] with Ubuntu on one and Linux Mint
on another.

There are some things I need to run on Windows, that are easier to use
than any Linux counterpart.  But my default booting for these laptops is
Linux.  I went to Linux as my default OS in the Spring of 2010 , when I
bought this desktop.  I originally was using Linux before that on "spare"
system when the cost of buying the needed software using Windows was
getting too much for my budget. I found the needed software "functions and
applications" for free with Linux [Ubuntu and others].  Actually I
defaulted to Ubuntu since its Live CD was the only one that allowed my HP
laptop's audio to work "out of the box".

As for old brains, well after 3 strokes, I am lucky my younger brain
still works.  I think "healthy exercise" for the brain is important,
whether you are in you 40's or 80's.  My wife has end-stage Alzheimer's and
I really know the importance in keeping you mind as active as you can to
help reduce the effects of age on your mental abilities.

I am a little "slower" in doing things due to an illness that just will
not go away, but I am learning to live with it, just like learning to live
with what the strokes left me to work with.

On 01/24/2015 08:55 AM, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:

Thank you very much for your soon reply  -- I was just working on the
The printer seems to be working on the Windows so let us hope it will
work OK with the VirtualBox&Ubuntu too.

Earlier 10-15years ago I used Windows&Ubuntu parallell but then I had to
rebuild my PC completely and for some reason
never installed the Ubuntu again - perhaps too complicated -- but I
never gave up the idea skipping windows.
Now I re-installed system&programs again and decided to start working
with Ubuntu again.
Next step is to learn using Apache&SQLite for my need of databases. I
used to work with MSAccess but am not interested in
spending money on purchasing and was told that SQLite is easier and not
so heavy as MySQL. Do not know yet.
Anyway I find this interesting and think it is a healthy exercise for an
old brain too (75y)

So any guides and ideas how I shall proceed to get SQLite(3) to run in
Ubuntu are welcome.
Kind regards
Pertti Rönnberg

On 24.1.2015 14:22, CVAlkan wrote:


If you are running Ubuntu (or anything else as far as I know) in a
Box, you don't have access to any hardware unless it is recognized by
host system. But if your printer functions properly on the host system
you set up virtualbox carefully), it should work fine on Ubuntu.

The issues I encounter all seem to be related to LOWriter, so if you
have no
issues with that on your host, it seems to me fairly likely that you
be ok. In any case, if it doesn't work you haven't lost anything.

Just as a matter of curiosity, are you looking to a linux distro just
to use
SQLite and Apache? Or was there some other consideration driving that


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