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Old 03-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #96
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Originally Posted by Poetcop View Post
Ok, I just spent a bunch of hours getting Ubuntu running inside vmware on Windows XP. Fastboot tool (the binary on this thread) behaving as expected.
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I think I'm in a really bad spot. Any ideas for things to try? Is there any point to trying VirtualBox?
I can only repeat what GeekMaster told you - use a Linux LiveCD.
There are hundreds to chose from, but if you use one that you know the question answers here are familar with...

I think GM would suggest this one as a good common point of reference:
http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term...0WaryPuppy.htm

My own recommendation for new-to-Linux users, Knoppix Linux.
http://knoppix.net/
Which leads to a page giving you a chance to buy a copy or a list of mirror sites from which to download a free copy. Not all of those mirror sites are complete or current, use this one:
http://archive.cs.stedwards.edu/knoppix/

If unable to burn and boot from a CDrom, at the bottom of that page you will find a qemu readme (read it) and a qemu for windows directory (Knoppix will run in this copy of qemu-for-windows).

That site has only the (small) CD version, if not blind, get this one:
http://archive.cs.stedwards.edu/knop...1-09-14-DE.iso (German)
or
http://archive.cs.stedwards.edu/knop...1-09-14-EN.iso (English)

All of the above presume you have an x86{,_64} processor based machine.
If not (such as a ppc based Mac) - just post here what you need to run on.
If your running Windows on Alpha or MIPS - give up all hope.
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