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Subject: Re: VM Player debian for rockbox

Re: VM Player debian for rockbox

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Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 11:35:36 -0400


I ended up using qemu to build a virtual disk, altered a copy of the
rockbox.vmx to point to it, and then installed debian to the virtual disk.

This works fine, except that tere are no vmware tools, which are
essential for copy/paste from guest to host and for resizeing the host

So I downloaded the free vmware server beta, and got all I need,
including vmware tools.

Except one thing: I need to pick a linux distro.

Gnome I'm not really fond of (KDE on Knoppix just seemed more

In general, I like "complete" systems; when I installed cygwin, I
installed /all/ packages, just so they'd be there if I needed them.
This paid off, when, for example, I had a telecommuting job using
subversion. No asking my boss what subversion was, I just went into
cygwin and bingo, it was there.

So I want a linux distro that has "everything". To save disk space, I
don't really want many graphical apps, I don't need office suites or
firefox, -- I'll continue to use windows for that -- but I do want
"all" development apps. Playing with debian, I found I had to apt-get
gcc and make and the linux headers, and I'd prefer to avoid that.

So is there a distro that comes standard with development tools,
basically like cygwin, that I can treat as a server and remote
X-session to, while running it headless in the vm?

And yes, the name Diffenbach is German (and was more German before my
Grandad changed it at the start of WWII), but I'm not and
unfortunately I don't speak the language.

Andreas Gnau wrote:
> schrieb:
>> Can I beg a bigger copy from someone with a legal copy of the VMWare
>> workshop?
> There was a full version of VMWare 4.5.2 in the German c't Magazin some
> time ago. Maybe you can get one via ebay. The only disadvantage is the
> hiqh shipping cost.
> Unfortunately I lost my CD :-(
> "Diffenbach" sounds German. That's why I wrote this :-P
> If you're not from Germany this is not a very good solution.
> Another possibility is QEMU. I use it from time to time and I'm very
> content with it.
Received on 2006-06-04

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