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Upgrading to and Installing Logos 4 on Ubuntu

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Since May 2007, there has been a pretty healthy discussion among Ubuntu Linux users about installing and operating Logos Bible Software under that operating system. About a month ago now, I finally switched from Windows XP (SP3) to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty), and since then, I’d been running Logos 3 (Libronix) inside a virtualized Windows XP machine using VirtualBox.

Those of us who have been lagging behind in upgrading to Logos 4 have recently seen some communication about current Logos 4 upgrade discounts ending, so earlier this morning, I called Logos, received a small additional discount for ordering over the phone, and have installed Logos 4 on the same virtual machine I already mentioned. An important note for other users in similar, VirtualBox setups, however: The installation may well fail if you select a shared folder as the destination for your Logos 4 installation.

For instance, to avoid having to download and reindex Logos 4 and its resources again if I were to delete the Windows XP virtual machine that I’ve mentioned, I initially tried choosing my shared Ubuntu home folder as the installation destination. This folder shows up as a network drive under Windows XP, but for whatever reason, Logos 4 wouldn’t download my library there. The second time around for the installation, I simply used the default directory for installing my library inside the virtual machine (C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Logos4\), and everything went smoothly as it could have gone.

As side note related to the switch to Ubuntu, even more kudos to Vern Poythress than he has already received for his excellent guide to typing biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek under Linux.


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3 thoughts on “Upgrading to and Installing Logos 4 on Ubuntu

  1. Welcome to the Linux world! I hope you enjoy the experience. Although my distro is Fedora, feel free to ask or consult about best practices, best apps, etc., as you have need.

    Posted by Kirk Lowery | August 15, 2011, 3:19 pm
    • Thanks, Kirk. I have been enjoying it thus far. I’ve made a few perfunctory attempts at switching before, but have always had to go back to Windows for one reason or another. But, I think the change may stick this time. 😉 Thanks so much for offering to help. I’ll certainly keep that in mind. 🙂

      Posted by David Stark | August 15, 2011, 3:22 pm


  1. Pingback: Another Note on Upgrading to and Installing Logos 4 on Ubuntu « New Testament Interpretation - August 16, 2011

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