Sugar on a Stick/Virtual machines

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With VirtualBox® one can run Sugar in a window on Microsoft Windows, Intel-based Apple Macintosh, or Linux host computers from a virtual machine (VM) window. VirtualBox overview

VirtualBox downloads Windows/Linux/Intel Macs
  • When making a new VM, to clear the Sugar Journal of old entries and to avoid identity conflicts among copies of the VM, enter the command rm -rf ~/.sugar in the Terminal activity. Then shutdown the VM. This will clear all Learner information on the VM and let you start with a fresh install. Skipping this will result in collisions in the Neighborhood view of the Jabber network between separate copies of the appliance. Verify the presence of the .sugar directory by entering ls -a in Terminal.
  • When cloning a customized VM, in order to keep the Journal and installed .xo Activities, use rm -rf ~/.sugar/default/owner.key* in the Sugar Terminal, and then shutdown the VM. enter in root terminal:su (password) shutdown -h now This leaves the Journal entries and removes only the previous Learner's identity key files.
  • To clear the Sugar Journal:rm -rf ~/.sugar/default/datastore This may be needed if the Journal becomes clogged with too many entries. USE WITH CAUTION'

VirtualBox.png Trisquel-Sugar 6.01 Trisquel icon.png

  • Sugar-Dextrose 0.98.8
may require resetting ethernet name (happens in VirtualBox)
Starts with requests age of user; name; and color selection
  • Download and Import this file:
  • Import into VirtualBox
Root Password=sugarroot
User not yet set.
  • For more Information

VirtualBox.pngLogo SoaS 01.pngF21 release candidate Sugar 0.102 v11

  • Note: is not Current f21 Beta but is based on an older build.
will be updated 11/5/2014
  • Based on Fedora-Live-SoaS-x86_64-21-20140829.iso
  • import into VirtualBox for Testing ONLY
User=sugar; Password=sugaruser
Bridged Networking
Screenshot of Background

Fedora-Live-SoaS-x86 64-21.png

  • NOTE: If no backgrounds are available install gnome-backgrounds for images to set as background
VirtualBox.png fedora-19 Mate 1.6.0 and Sugar-desktop 0.98.7
NEW 05 15 2013
  • A Remix using livecd-tools and spin-kickstarts with a modified fedora-livecd-mate-compiz.ks in Fedora 19
Sugar-desktop and sugar-emulator
  • download and import: 1.4G

  • Log in to mate or sugar session at login
  • NOTE software update in sugar-control panel does not work

Soas-avocado.svg Sugar on a Stick v9-(Beta) Avacado Remix

  • New 05/28/2013 updated
  • Note this is a REMIX and thus not official Fedora.
sugar 0.98.7
  • VirtualBox.png Download and import this VirtualBox Remix file into VirtualBox: 781M
  • Root=sugarroot
  • User= sugar password= sugaruser
lightdm login will display
Blank Bar (enter login: sugaruser)
  • Boots to (Name_____) and (Color_____) then f3 Home sugar screen
  • NOTE software update in sugar-control panel does not work
How to add your user to the vboxusers group
  • Required to allow USB access to sugar
(This cannot be done from gnome or KDE users)
sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers username
In this case it will be:
sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers sugar

Logo SoaS 01.pngSugar on a Stick v8 ʻŌhelo ʻai

ʻŌhelo ʻai is the name of a native Hawaiian berry

VirtualBox.pngSugar Desktop Environment f18 anaconda 19.6-2 DVD x86_64
anaconda 19.6-2
NEW 02 19 2013
firstboot not run
sugar 0.98.3 includes Additional sugar activities; administration tools
  • download and import:
User can change XO colors and frame and keep jabber connection
  • Built with: h ttps://
No longer available 11/08/2013 satellit
Working f18-SoaS.iso's
updated 02/01/2013
  • 32 and64 bit:
Keep the original values you set for name and color on first run
Do not change any values in MySettings/AboutMe that require a reset

Soas-quandong.svgSugar on a Stick v7 Quandong

Updated 02/20/2013
Sugar 0.96.1
  • download and import:
firstboot not run
  • SoaS starts at color selection
use <==(Back) to change/personalize users name
  • Setting name and color configures the sugar identity and sets a unique ssd key
  • This only happens the first time that this SoaS Appliance is started
root password=sugarroot
8-GB Virtual Box hard disc
English and English keyboard
USA-Los Angeles (Pacific timezone)
See Introduction to the Sugar Interface
Older versions of Sugar on a Stick

Sugar on a Stick/Archive/Virtual machines

Trisquel icon.png Trisquel-5.0-sugar

  • Sugar Desktop ONLY

Trisquel 5.0 is based on the previous Ubuntu release, 11.04 Natty Narwhal.

Sugar 0.94.1
starts at color selection
use <==(Back) to change name
Auto logon
enter password on restart
User = sugar
password = sugaruser
4-GB Virtual Box hard disc
English and English keyboard
USA-Los Angeles (Pacific timezone)
Older versions of Toast

Trisquel On A Sugar Toast/Virtual machines/Archive

Full list of Virtual Appliances

  • Discussion on Sugar in Virtualization
Other Linux Distributions with sugar
Other Virtualization Types

f19 Virtualization
  • How to use native virtualization in fedora 19.