Originally Posted by zeb
That is a good idea, I could also use VirtualBox, but I am afraid virtualisation will be an issue for USB access. Further more, it is an overkill just for testing a software: it would be simpler if hostar recompiled the software with "libmono.h" (or equivalent) without a path, and I think it is even necessary, since as you say the pathname should not be included in the code.
I use VirtualBox, and its USB device passthrough works great. The USB port does not even reset when swapping the USB device in and out of the VM, so my kindle stays in fastboot mode even when using MfgTool in the windows VM, and then disconnecting it from the VM and using linux fastboot to continue debricking.