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Subject: RE: VMWare Environment

RE: VMWare Environment

From: Mark Bright <>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 21:07:47 -0000

Uhmmm, tried \\debian and \\debian\user neither worked.
Managed to get latex installed - quite pleased with myself over that one -
the command you gave was not quite perfect, but got me close enough to work
it out - thank you
tried the manual again, but this time it failed with a missing file
Palatino.sty' !!
Tried to compile the manual in Cygwin and that also failed, but for
differing errors...
OK, clean download of source, and back to Cygwin for now by the looks of
it... Happy to be a guinea pig and do some 'novice testing' if and when
something changes
In the meantime, I have downloaded the Ubuntu image, and I will continue my
experiments in Unix with that :-)


[] On Behalf Of XavierGr
Sent: 23 March 2006 20:36
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: VMWare Environment

Start->Run-> \\debian

You don't need the exact IP to see your Linux files. Just type the name of
the linux machine which happens to be "debian".

The VMware image is very handy to build firmwares, but its current status
has some limitations.
As you describe your manual problem I assume that the latex libraries aren't
Type apt-get install latex (or something like that) to see if there is an
available package for installation.
The same applies to the simulator. You can't build the sim without
downloading some packages, like Xserver, libsdl e.t.c

The VMware image is quick too set, fast to compile but has, currently, no
manual or sim.
Cygwin is slow as hell but a complete solution.
Until the VMware image is updated with some packages I can't consider it a
complete user-friendly solution.

On 23/03/06, Mark Bright <> wrote:

|> Mark
|I am assuming that windows is your "host os" and linux is the
|"guest os" ?
|Are you trying to use the builtin host - guest file sharing
|through VMware workstation? Or are you trying to setup Samba
|file sharing from / to Linux?

Thanks for the reply...

First I should state that my knowledge of *nix in general is
extremely limited - part of the attraction of the rockbox
development environment is being able to build that knowldege up..
And secondly my knowledge of VMWare is close to none -
I simply followed the instructions on
and started -and finished :( - there...

I am guessing that I am attempting to setup Samba:

To make it easy to access the files in the virtual Linux
operating system, we have included Samba. We've configured
the user's home directory as a file share.

This means that you can edit the source in your favorite Windows
editor (that supports UNIX formatted files!) and compile in
the virtual machine.

    * Share name: \\ip\user
    * Share username: user
    * Share password: rockbox

I really am paddling around in the dark here :-)
Received on 2006-03-23

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