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Old   December 12, 2013, 01:49
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Dear OF community,

Lately I started working in a CFD company and they want me to instal OpenFoam (on my computer and/or server).

I already work on OpenFoam for another company but I never had to deal with the installation.

Can someone please help me (Ideally step by step) to do it or redirect me toward a website that explains how we can do.

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Old   December 15, 2013, 13:17
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Greetings Dadou,

Well, installing OpenFOAM on Windows is not officially supported. AFAIK, there are at least 2 possible solutions:
  1. Rely on virtualization and install a Linux distribution inside a virtual machine. For that, you should be able to find some tutorials on how to do this with VirtualBox or VMPlayer.
    Once you have the Linux distribution up and running, have a look at this wiki page: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Installation/Linux
  2. Rely on a non-official port of OpenFOAM for Windows. You can find more information about this here:
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Old   December 16, 2013, 01:52
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Dear Bruno,

First of all, thank you for your reply.
To have all memory available to OpenFOAM, I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my computer so I can install OpenFOAM 2.2.2.
On the official web site there are all the instructions to install OpenFOAM 2.2.2. The thing that I need right now is how to install Ubuntu and what is the best Ubuntu version for OpenFOAM?

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Old   December 29, 2013, 20:46
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Hi Dadou,

Sorry for the late reply.

It really depends on how frequently you're willing to upgrade your Ubuntu installation.
If you don't want to have to upgrade every 6 months, then Ubuntu 12.04 is the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version, which will be supported for a couple more years.
The next LTS will be 14.04, which should be released on April 2014 and will be supported for... let me find the page that explains this... here you go: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

Keep in mind that you should always update, but not necessarily always upgrade

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Thank you,

I did as you said and now it's working
I just have a problem to launch Paraview, when I write paraview on the Terminal, it opens it but I have this errors :

"glFlushVertexArrayRangeNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glVertexArrayRangeNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glCombinerInputNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glCombinerOutputNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glCombinerParameterfNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glCombinerParameterfvNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glCombinerParameteriNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glCombinerParameterivNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glFinalCombinerInputNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetCombinerInputParameterfvNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetCombinerInputParameterivNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetCombinerOutputParameterfvNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetCombinerOutputParameterivNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetFinalCombinerInputParameterfvNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetFinalCombinerInputParameterivNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glDeleteFencesNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glFinishFenceNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGenFencesNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glGetFenceivNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glIsFenceNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glSetFenceNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: glTestFenceNV not found in mesa table
OpenGL Warning: No pincher, please call crStateSetCurrentPointers() in your SPU
OpenGL Warning: No pincher, please call crStateSetCurrentPointers() in your SPU"

And if I try to write something on the terminal, it closes Paraview

Can you please explain to me why I have these errors ?

Thnak you again

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Hi Dadou,

My guess is that you have not yet installed the graphics card drivers in your Ubuntu installation.
I'm assuming here that you have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a real machine and not in a virtual machine.

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HI Bruno,

Could you give me a suggestion regarding Open FOAM on Windows, I want to do some serious turbomachinery simulations and I am not sure about performance of Open FOAM on windows !!
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Hi,

I have installed vmbox and also vmware player but did not accept ubuntu 64bit on my windows 64bit. Please, could you advice me further?
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Hi,

I have installed vmbox and also vmware player but did not accept ubuntu 64bit on my windows 64bit. Please, could you advice me further?
I remember having the same problem. I tried with ubuntu 36 and it worked but then I uninstalled everything and did it again and it worked
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Yap. Okay 32bits.

Plz, is it a must I install OpenFOAM in the DOS environment?

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Greetings to all!

@Francis:
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Plz, is it a must I install OpenFOAM in the DOS environment?
OpenFOAM is designed to work from the command line, no matter which Operating System it's working on.

As for installing Ubuntu on VMPlayer, you can find instructions here, which should still apply to Ubuntu as well: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Ho..._VMware_Player

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