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  1. cairns84

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    plus looking at the RCMix S v2.0 rom. anyone used this know if its full stable?

     
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    Not virtual box, but I have used VMware player. Not with S-OFF but gparted was fine.
     
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    cheers, thats another thing i need to do lol
     
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    I used the virtualbox method. Worked fine. As the recipe says, you do need to reconnect USB several times, so you have to watch it rather than set it going and leave it until done, but that was the only drawback.
     
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    That wouldn't be an issue with VMware, but to boot from CD you have to point the CD device at the iso
     
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    vmware player is free and if you google it you dont even need to register to download it.
    its great as a quick thing for testing. downside is that you cannot snap shot so its no good for big projects like setting up a linux kitchen
    for this i used vmware workstation (im lucky as its awesome)
     
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    I'm modestly keeping myself limited to Windows Virtual PC in W7 Pro for testing apps... ;D

    Really, a better virtualization package that is free, able to boot simulate images and detect USB devices would be welcome...
     
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    Yeah you can't just click a link an take a snapshot but you batch script xcopy .vmdk etc
     
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    I use VMware player with the CD pointing to a plop.iso

    It has a boot menu where you can choose CD, USB etc to boot from.

    Best solution I have tested.

    Booting from a USB stick in VMware Player The Holy Java
     
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    vmplayer is good man, test it out. its very quick too
     
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    Thanks both. I'll give it a try. :)
     
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    I too used vmplayer for s-off. fast and easy to use
     
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    How did you manage the booting? Also with the PLoP boot manager?
     
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    You can boot from any iso. You just go to the properties of the CD device when the work station is powered off and point it to an iso. But it you point it to the plop iso you can boot from physical. I booted using Yumi and a USB stick which had loads on it, such as linux, gparted, ultimate boot cd4win etc too.
     
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    it wasnt hirems boot was it?
     
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    as Suroot said, from iso
     
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    btw is flashing a custom rom really as simple as you got in the guide?

    1) download you chosen ROM onto SD card
    2) Do all your backups
    3) Boot into recovery manually (see recovery section earlier)
    4) Choose "wipe data / factory reset"
    5) Choose "Install zip from SD card"
    6) Once complete, choose "reboot system now"
     
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    Pretty much yes.
    However, read carefully if there are extra requirements, like ext partitions for a2sd+/d2sd, specific Hboot tables, etc.
     
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    RCMixS v2.0 A2SD+ bravoHboot is the one im goin to use. i got my s-on the now hence im using this one the now just to try out.

    i got 1.3gb partition on ext4 on ma sd card. got ma orignal nandroid backed up and safe. titanium back up with apps for a restore.

    so i think im ready to go.
     
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    i went s-off using the cd method, very easy and i could leave it to do the whole thing. worked a treat.
     
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    hey guys thanks all. got a rom installed fine, with s-on and space is great even way that. so much better than stock rom i had.
     
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