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    Thumbs up Now that I have fedora 14 and virtual box...

    I'd like to get a few suggestions. Comp is an Acer aspireONE netbook (aka, minime) running a 1.5ghz atom processor and a gig of ram, the idea with this was not to replace my main tuning laptop (acer, w7 full touchscreen), but have something ultra portable that can be with me at all times. So, should I setup win XP in virtual box? how should I handle software? This machine doesn't have a CD drive.


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    You can try VB, not sure how successful you'll be in connecting your FlashScan into VB though.

    Software is easy, download it from the main page/software release area when needed.

    The tricky part will be the Fedora -> VB -> XP USB driver stuff, need to look for a FTDI USB driver for Fedora (think its available for Ubuntu).
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    The Linux driver that you want for the connectivity is called ftdi_sio if i recall correctly. I'm going off memory of old experiments so I might be wrong tho. Please report back if you get it going, I'd be interested to see it working.

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    Seemed to work and download everything correctly late last night. I'll try to flash tonight and report back.

    My question is: when does it become a windows machine, and when is it Linux? if you are booting windows, you're booting windows, doesn't matter if you are doing it by pressing an icon inside a Linux program or a power button on the laptop, you still need to deal with the windows BS to get to EFILive. A straight Linux port would be so much better suited to the tuning world. I don't think we'll ever see it, but I would pay to get my hands on it if I had to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadAction View Post
    Seemed to work and download everything correctly late last night. I'll try to flash tonight and report back.

    My question is: when does it become a windows machine, and when is it Linux? if you are booting windows, you're booting windows, doesn't matter if you are doing it by pressing an icon inside a Linux program or a power button on the laptop, you still need to deal with the windows BS to get to EFILive. A straight Linux port would be so much better suited to the tuning world. I don't think we'll ever see it, but I would pay to get my hands on it if I had to.
    Sadly you are still in Winders , be it VB or VMW ,( Wine and CodeWeavers tries to Emulate a Winders Environment without Winders ) , but you are just letting Winders reside in Linux .
    I agree a build for Linux would be nice , Google Chrome may change the game here in the new future , Linux is stifled from lack of Games and programs , came a long ways , but has a ways to go .
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    Works well, can scan, log and tune just like a windoze machine. Even updated the firmware.



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    Awesome!

    What usb drivers did you end up using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy366 View Post
    Sadly you are still in Winders , be it VB or VMW ,
    and I think this is the case also, but, looking on the bright side, I can completely remove the "real" winders xp out of this computer now. No BS dual boot options, just boom, straight to fedora and IF I need windows, it's there. I still think that it runs faster inside of linux but that could be my imagination.

    Next stop is a 128GB SSD hard drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarabEpic22 View Post
    Awesome!

    What usb drivers did you end up using?
    I haven't installed any drivers, other than the windows ones inside the virtual machine. Fedora doesn't even see the port when VB has control of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadAction View Post
    I haven't installed any drivers, other than the windows ones inside the virtual machine. Fedora doesn't even see the port when VB has control of it.
    Ah true, Ive only used VB with Windows hosts and other Windows VMs or Linux VMs. Havent wanted to go Ubuntu fulltime with a Windows VM, too much junk for school right now is still Windows based. But, getting a new laptop to replace my main one with its cracked screen and crappy battery life, Im thinking of turning this laptop into a fulltime Linux box with a few versions on it. Set up RDP and stick it in the corner of my room.
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