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Vora 1.3 developer edition VM-style

Feb 27, 2017 at 08:15 PM


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I've followed the tutorial, and it didn't all work out as planned:

  1. Each time I reboot the VM, the vora and root user are back to their original password.
  2. When I share a folder from Virtualbox (yes, I'm not using VMWare Player) I still can't find it in the VM. I've had a quick look at the openSUSE forums, but couldn't find anything, though it looks like more people have (had) similar issues.

Here is the Shared Folders part of the VM-settings:

Thanks for helping me out...

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Hello Fred,

Can you tell me how you downloaded the .ova file?

I am having trouble hitting the right link:

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4 Answers

Mark Waldaukat
Mar 01, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Hi Fred,


This is a bug actually, but the fix is pretty simple.

Once you changed your password, run "sudo insserv -r vora-userinfo"

Then, if you reboot, you can use the password that you changed to.


Will check this.

Did you install the Virtual Box guest additions?

Best regards,


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Hi Mark,

Thanks for the directions. No 1 is fixed.

About the Guest additions: I don't really know (or better: I didn't, but they may have come with open SUSE?). And I can't get them installed (system says no CD/DVD drive to mount the image to). Even doing the prerequisites makes my head spin (errors when trying to install gcc using zypper).

But all the benefits from the Guest additions seem to be there (or at least I can select things like bi-directional drag-n-drop in the settings).

Do you have another tip??

Thanks, Fred

Mark Waldaukat
Apr 18, 2017 at 02:20 PM

Hi Fred,

2. Can you please try to execute "vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs" and then check the contents in /mnt/hgfs.



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Gives me a 'command not found'...


Thanks, Mark. This command worked for me as root, in Fusion 8.5.6 on the Mac. I get a warning about the library is too old, though I can see the contents of my shared host folder 'Temp'.

vora@linux-6rxg:~> sudo vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs
root's password:
fuse: warning: library too old, some operations may not not work
vora@linux-6rxg:~> ls /mnt/hgfs
ls: cannot access /mnt/hgfs: Permission denied
vora@linux-6rxg:~> sudo ls /mnt/hgfs

Patrick BECH
Mar 16, 2017 at 08:55 AM

Hi Fred,

Cau you please describe the configuration of your machine? is it a laptop (like Lenovo P50)?
How much RAM do you have?

Thank you,

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Hi Patrick,

I'm working on a Mac Book Pro from mid 2014:

Processor: 2,5 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Douglas Maltby Mar 23, 2017 at 05:20 PM

Hi Vora folks,

I've had both these Vora 1.3 VM issues as well (passwords, sharing) in VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X 10.11.6 with 64GB RAM. The Vora 1.3 VM is allocated 4 cores and 8GB RAM. The VMWare tools were installed as in step 10 of this "How To" document.

When I attempt to share host folders, a VMWare dialog says: "Unable to update run-time folder sharing status: There was an error mounting the Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system"

Another issue I encountered was the Zeppelin notebook for 2_Hierarchies wasn't included. I manually created it from the screenshots in the tutorial.

Networking in the VM was set to "host-only" per the "How To" guide, but I thought about trying to fetch the notebook from the git repository, since they appear to be hosted at github, but only the tutorials, not the Zeppelin notebook page (json file):

Is the best or correct location for feedback and issue resolution on the Vora 1.3 VM or is there another more appropriate forum?

Thanks for any help!


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