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Re: lilybuntu confusion

From: Carl D. Sorensen
Subject: Re: lilybuntu confusion
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:48:11 -0600

We had a *bad* experience with Wubi; somebody lost his computer (I think it
was the second Andrew, not Hawryluk.

I think we should not recommend wubi.


On 7/1/09 11:50 AM, "Jonathan Kulp" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Mark Polesky wrote:
>> Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool) wrote:
>>>>> 1) Memory: use the recommended base size of 384 MB?
>>>> As long as there's enough memory to run things, you're OK.
>>>> Extra memory needs will be met by using virtual memory (on the
>>>> hard disk).
>>> Well, I would recommend _at least_ 384MB, but running two OS'es
>>> at the same time on a computer with 0.5G RAM can be hard.
>> Actually, VirtualBox will not let me use less than 75% of my host
>> RAM. So I can set it to 377 MB at the most. Should I quit now, or
>> see if it can work? At the moment, I just want to compile the docs.
>> I'll wait for some advice before I proceed this time!
>> - Mark
> I don't think it can hurt anything if you set your virtual RAM to
> 377.  It'll probably go sort of slow on Windows. I assume it's XP
> you're running, right?  XP can probably survive on the remaining
> RAM while the virtual machine is running.
> If you run into a wall here, you might try installing Ubuntu via
> Wubi (, which installs Ubuntu from
> inside Windows, creating a dual-boot setup without having to
> repartition.  I don't think you could use the lilybuntu.iso with
> Wubi (it does a network install, not a CD or iso install), but I
> could provide you with the shell script I used to install all of
> the Lilypond build dependencies. Downside is that you'd have to
> reboot to go into the Linux side, but at least there'd be enough RAM.
> Jon
> p.s. Could your machine handle a RAM upgrade, or is it maxed out
> already?  I have two 1GB sticks of laptop RAM that I'm not using
> anymore, and if they were compatible with your machine I'd be
> happy to send you one or both.
> --
> Jonathan Kulp

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