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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5102343
05/11/19 07:57 AM
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Also, another video, this one walks you through the Extension Pack install, the supporting libraries, and adding your user to the Virtualbox user group:




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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5102357
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Overkill,

Yes, the extension pack was installed.

After my earlier post this morning, I decided to try one last time to find some help via articles and Youtube. I found this Youtube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIyiXW1h2Ss. It was so simple, and actual narrative along with the video, I thought there was no way it would work for me. So I followed his simple instructions and it worked like a charm. I couldn't believe it. I was able to get Garmin Express, via Windows 10, in Virtualbox to connect to my unit and actually download a software update that wasn't installed last Sunday. Some of the prior articles and videos I had watched earlier were kind of dated, some as old as eight years. When I installed Virtualbox, I'm assuming I installed the most up-to-date version along with the extension pack from the software manager in Linux Mint. Maybe they made some improvements to the software that made it just this easy to do. There were certainly a lot of older articles and videos on this very issue. IDK. You might have a better idea than me. Anyhow, it's working now and I'm ecstatic. Wished I'd have found that video a lot sooner since it was that simple and would have saved a lot of frustration.

Thank you, and all who tried to help me, through this endeavor. BITOG is the best. Blessings to you and all.

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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5102384
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Awesome, that's great to hear Mike! thumbsup


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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5103047
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Good show! You claim not to be a techie, but you powered through it nicely. I'd have been stubborn and done things the hard way with a dual boot. You learned the easier, more modern method.


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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Garak] #5103115
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Originally Posted by Garak
Good show! You claim not to be a techie, but you powered through it nicely. I'd have been stubborn and done things the hard way with a dual boot. You learned the easier, more modern method.


The furthest thing possible from being a techie Garak. The only reason I got interested in Linux Mint was because of members like you and Overkill. Don't know if you remember my journey in the beginning trying to dual boot Mint. That thread went on for a while as I was trying to learn what BIOS was, what I needed to do to change it, and booting from a USB thumb drive that had an ISO file on it. crzy I had never heard of such things before. I did it as a challenge to myself to try and learn something new, and also the fact I just didn't care for Windows even as a clueless novice. Your encouragement, and patience, was the deciding factor in pushing me over the edge to go exclusively with Linux Mint and get rid of Windows altogether. I have never regretted that decision. Had it not been for the GPS update requirement of needing Windows in some form, which fortunately Virtualbox provided me with, Windows would still not be welcome on any of my computers.


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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5103290
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For a novice users (me included) ubuntu/kubuntu version is more appropriate then Mint etc...

Even support is better...and more widespread...

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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5110784
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Originally Posted by Sierra048
Had it not been for the GPS update requirement of needing Windows in some form, which fortunately Virtualbox provided me with, Windows would still not be welcome on any of my computers.

You pulled through and learned something new where I would have been banging my head to force the update through Linux or insist upon dual boot. wink

Originally Posted by Kamele0N
For a novice users (me included) ubuntu/kubuntu version is more appropriate then Mint etc...

I wouldn't agree. Mint has more codecs and other little goodies installed by default, which keeps novices from having to hunt all those things down. As for the Mint forums, the support and expertise isn't as good there. However, most solutions that will work in Ubuntu will work in Mint, since the Mint specific issues are fairly rare.


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Re: Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint [Re: Sierra048] #5130389
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I'm as big a fan of BITOG as the next member, but it seems like the VirtualBox user forums would have been a better place to get assistance with the problems encountered here.

Just a thought for next time...


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