Thursday Feb 04, 2010

B131 with Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7

Hi All,

 So I've been working on a Samsung NC20, working to get a solid base working with Ubuntu 9.10 and an AT&T 3G usb modem.

I was creating the best hardware platform for a JavaFX project to run on, I'm sending the Samsung to the JavaFX team today.

  I was left with the AT&T 3G usb modem, so I thought, why not install Ubuntu on the MSI Wind.

It already had Window 7 and OpenSolaris B131 and a 40Gb fat32 partition between the two OS's, so I decided to install Ubuntu 9.10 here.

Now the MSI will boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 or OpenSolaris B131.

I may even try to get the AT&T modem working under OpenSolaris.

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

Windows Mobile and Google Android on one phone

Hi All,

 So I've been playing with this AT&T HTC 8925 phone, it's really cool.

Google Android is actually installed on the Micro SD Card :-)

Windows Mobile starts up then fires of an exe program which takes over and boot the Linux.

What's cool about it is if I take out the Micro SD Card it just comes up as normal Windows Mobile, why you say ...

The Google Andoid version on the Micro SD Card does not support bluetooth, which makes in impossible to use the bluetooth telephone interface in my Mercedes.

So I'm just going to have to reboot my phone if I'm going to be in my car.

Anyway it's a pretty old builg of Google Andoid, even if it is 2.0.1.

I'll hunt around see if I can find a newer version with camera and bluetooth.

Dave

Friday Dec 18, 2009

Latest VB mounts iTouch in Windows 7 guest

Hi All,

 So I downloaded the latest development builds for VB today, not being able to use my iPod Nano in the Windows 7 guest has been bugging me for awhile.

I still cannot mount the iPod Nano under the Windows 7 guest, but it's starting to look more like an Apple driver / Windows 7 issue than VB.

I did plug in my un jail broken 32Gb iTouch and what do you know, VB saw it passed it to Windows 7 and iTunes jumped on it.

After a whole afternoon of playing with it, I think you need to have the guest running first before plugging in the iTouch or iPhone otherwise OpenSolaris grabs it first.

I'm testing on a Nevada B129 install on my Acer C90S.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all

Dave


Thursday Sep 10, 2009

Windows 7 boot loader success

Hi All,

 So I have gotten the Windows 7 boot loader to work.

 With Windows 7 running I went into control panel, system, create and format hard disk partitions.

I set the Windows 7 partition as active.

On the reboot only Windows 7 comes up.

I downloaded and installed Easy BCD.

The second tab in Easy BCD allows you to create a Linux grub boot entry in the Windows 7 boot menu.

When I restart I have the Windows 7 boot menu with two entries, Windows 7 and OpenSolaris.

Selecting OpenSolaris then gives you the standard OpenSolaris grub boot menu.

Dave


Friday Jan 09, 2009

Just for fun, Windows 7 running in VB on OpenSolaris

What can I say, just had to do it :-)

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