Arramagong 3.0 Final

Arramagong is a self-contained live DVD and Virtual Machine based on Xubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around.

Arramagong provides effective tools for a range of geospatial use cases, including storage, publishing, viewing, analysis and manipulation of data. It also contains sample datasets and standard software products, including Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat Application Server, Sun Java, PostgreSQL and PGAdmin.

You can use Arramagong without the need to install anything. Simply reboot your machine with the DVD in the tray, or run the Virtual Machine inside VMware Player or VirtualBox. In the boot menu selection choose "live", or wait 10 secs for the automatic select. The DVD/Virtual Machine will then start Linux and you will be able to trial all the applications and services directly from the desktop.

Application passwords are in the passwords.txt file on the desktop.

Windows and Mac Installation

Most of the Live DVD applications can be installed on Apple OSX and Microsoft Windows as well. The Arramagong DVD also comes with Macintosh Leopard/Snow Leopard and Windows XP/Vista/7 installers for these applications in the WindowsInstallers and MacInstallers folders.

Switching Language

We have installed many common languages. In order to switch the system you will need to:

  1. Log out
  2. On the user selection screen pick a user.
  3. In the bottom panel you will now see a menu to select a different language
  4. Select another language and enter the password and continue the login as usual
  5. Repeat the process if wish to change languages again.
The system menus and many of the applications will now appear in the language choosen. If a specific program continues to display in english there is no translation available currently, please consider volunteering to write a translation. Contact the program of interest directly for more information.
For additional languages see Application → System → Language Support (Requires an internet connection)

Keyboard Support

International keyboard support is installed, but you will need to configure the system for your specific keyboard.

Virtual Machine Toolbox

Many virtual machine managers (Like VMWare and VirtualBox) have additional tools that enable additional features when running guests. These include, higher screen resolution support, copy and past between guest and host, support for graphics acceleration, and more. If you plan to run Arramagong as a virtual machine you will likely want to install these additional tools, read below for instructions on how to do this for your particular virtual machine manager.
These methods require an internet connection. Remember the password is: user

Using the package manager

  1. Open Applications->System->Synaptic Package Manager

Virtual Box

  1. Search for open-vm-toolbox

VMWare (Player or Server)

  1. Search for virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 and then search for virtualbox-ose-guest-utils

Finish the installation

  1. Select the check box next to the package
  2. Now choose apply from the toolbar at the top

In a Command Line Terminal

Virtual Box

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-utils virtualbox-ose-guest-x11

VMWare (Player or Server)

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-toolbox
A reboot will be required for the installation of the tools to take effect. Once rebooted look in the Display settings to change your screen resolution.