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Subject: VMWare Environment

VMWare Environment

From: Mark Bright <>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:45:06 -0000

Hi all,

I have just given the VMWare development method a try, and hit a few snags..
I followed the instructions on with no
problems, and managed to start up the environment fine, followed the
Compiling section, and completed a build with no issues, WAAAAAAAAY qucker
that in Cygwin.

I then tried to build the manual, created a new directory, ran
../tools/configure, typed make - no platform!!

I then tried using the full command line version to checkout rockbox-devel
instead, realising that the manual may not be included under the rockbox
alias, and watching the screen - this proved to be the case, and the manual
files were indeed now checked out.

Typed make again, this time
Pdflatex: command not found, I assume that latex has not been installed on
this image. How do I do this? Should it in fact be in the image?

Second issue revolves around the file sharing area,
I assume that the line \\ip\user means the actual ip address of the virtual
machine? I could see mention to DHCP in the bootup refering to, and address I can in fact PING when VMWare is runing and
connected to the ethernet, and it fails as soon as I disconnect the
ethernet, but attempting to map a network share in XP to
\\\user fails with "The folder you entered does not appear to
be valid. Please choose another"

Anyone any clues as to why it fails?

Received on 2006-03-23

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