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Re: lilybuntu confusion

From: ArnoWaschk
Subject: Re: lilybuntu confusion
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:07:15 -0700 (PDT)

When wanting to avoid dangerous hard disk operations, i would recommend
It runs a kernel within windows, and on top of the filesystem. You only need
access to ext3 partition somewhere for compiling (since andLinux does not
know "ln -sf" on NTFS or the like), running lilypond works perfectly here,
and about three times faster than the official windows build, by the way...

Yours, Arno

Carl D. Sorensen wrote:
> 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.
> Carl
> 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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