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Old 11-11-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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how to open the jpg files(photos) of hard disk & usb in debian wheezy?

Good day!

I am a really newbie on linux and pls advise how to open my photo file of jpg in debian wheezy.

The program I want to use is based on Debian. So I installed debian by using virtual box after many trial and error(my basic os is window7). At first time, I had a confidence that it wouldnít be so difficult to operate the debian as a beginner, like window 7. however, after installing it, I realized that the debian is very different thing than I estimated and even I couldnít open my photo file in my pc or usb driver.

after failing, Logically, I guessed, it is natual that I canít open the data which was not created under new OS(Debian) & applied software. But I donít know why I canít find the driver and open or even access to the file of my jpg photos in my pc & portable usb.

it was created by digital camera and saved only to the pc or usb under os window 7. so i thought the photo file should be opened and modified without problem.
but it's impossible.

Where is my mistake and how I can access the file of jpg file in my pc(c: & d & usb driver which was saved in the past time(under os window 7)?
Also, when I opened the debian, how can I load my new photos to debian and open it?

I will appreciate seniorís advice and explanation in details to solve this matter.

Old 11-11-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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I think your problem here may be a misunderstanding about what happens when you run an OS in a virtual environment. The guest Debian OS does not by default have access to the underlying hardware or the files in the Windows environment. I suggest you need to read the virtual box documentation.

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Old 11-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #3
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You'll need to download the VirtualBox Extension pack from Oracle's website. Once that's installed, enable the USB controller from VirtualBox Manager settings, and reboot your Linux VM, and you should then have access to your USB flash drives.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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thanks evo2 & opaltoad!

i realized that the problem comes from virtual box controling.
as per your guides, i will try to modify virtual box accordingly.

i again appreciate your advice sincerely!



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