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General Chat Thread, A Little Linux Advice! in General; Ubuntu is very good, I have it installed on a few PC's and cant fault it, fedora is also worth ...
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    Ubuntu is very good, I have it installed on a few PC's and cant fault it, fedora is also worth a look, just as good in my opinion...

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    another vote for Ubuntu
    I use Ubuntu at work and home and use Virtualbox for all my RM and Windows needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeglover View Post
    another vote for Ubuntu
    I use Ubuntu at work and home and use Virtualbox for all my RM and Windows needs.
    so you use ubuntu as host and virtualbox into an RM? whats it like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    so you use ubuntu as host and virtualbox into an RM? whats it like?
    It's good. I used to have a vanilla XP machine but I decided to go ubuntu at work.
    Regarding Virtualbox and RM. It works very well. I have a standard RM Workstation and I have a virtualbox RM Clean Machine for making packages. Take a snapshot when the machine is clean and you can go back to a clean state in about 10 secs. Great for making RM packages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeglover View Post
    It's good. I used to have a vanilla XP machine but I decided to go ubuntu at work.
    Regarding Virtualbox and RM. It works very well. I have a standard RM Workstation and I have a virtualbox RM Clean Machine for making packages. Take a snapshot when the machine is clean and you can go back to a clean state in about 10 secs. Great for making RM packages!
    Mike, I used to do this until the latest version of VirtualBox. When I try to make a clean machine now it just hangs on "scanning for drivers". Did you have to do anything special to get this working (drivers or something)?

    Its been driving me nuts for ages as this is so useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Mike, I used to do this until the latest version of VirtualBox. When I try to make a clean machine now it just hangs on "scanning for drivers". Did you have to do anything special to get this working (drivers or something)?

    Its been driving me nuts for ages as this is so useful.
    mmm... My clean machine was not made using the new virtualbox 3.0.
    If it's getting stuck on scanning drivers, maybe version 3 is using different drivers. I'd recommend making up a vanilla xp machine. Install the Virtualbox 3.0.x guest drivers. Then use Portable DML (link) This will grab the drivers in a format that you can then move into your XPBuild folder (<rm server>/RMManage/RMRebuild)

    If that doesn't work. Then try making Vanilla XP Machine again install the guest drivers then make it into a CC3 workstation via the SmartClient process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Mike, I used to do this until the latest version of VirtualBox. When I try to make a clean machine now it just hangs on "scanning for drivers". Did you have to do anything special to get this working (drivers or something)?

    Its been driving me nuts for ages as this is so useful.
    I've tried it, and it worked fine for me, using the latest VirtualBox. Also used an ISO image with all of the network drivers i could find with CC4.

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    Ubuntu seems popular here - does anyone like Mandriva? (I don't have a preference, just wondering)

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    How about this Simon? simplicITy - computers made easy

    Just buy a whole new machine running Linux Mint and Eldy

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    Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony

    Haven't tried the advice here [don't have Windows 7] however this looks pretty comprehensive and might be of use if anyone was looking to try this.

    Link: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony

    Source: LifeHacker.Com

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