Re: [AMBER-Developers] [AMBER] Installation of Amber in Cygwin

From: Taisung Lee <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:25:04 -0400

Dear All,

        I am running Fedora 16 (as the guest OS) w/ Oracle Virtual Box (Window 7 as the host OS) on my laptop. It is pretty easy to install Amber and do coding, just same as on a regular Linux box. I think it is a much better approach than Cygwin. Two things may need to be mentioned:

        1. memory: you basically need memory for two machines (I got 16GB on my laptop).
        2. Amber cannot be installed on a shared folder since soft-link doesn't work. Hence you cannot direct see Amber from Windows and Fedora at the same time via the VirtualBox shared-folder mechanism. My solution is: installed a "local" network and run a samba server on Fedora and a client on Windows.

        I only have one version of gcc installed.....

        Just some of my experience.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: case []
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [AMBER-Developers] [AMBER] Installation of Amber in Cygwin
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012, 钟舜 wrote:
> > It still doesn't work after adding "-nomtkpp" flag. And I
> > decide to give the installation in Cygwin up.
> Does anyone on the list have experience with using VirtualBox on windows to
> install a linux guest? I don't mean some computer wizard who might qualify to be
> in the Walker group, but some ordinary person who just follows directions and
> doesn't want to (or know how to) Google too many error messages. I'm wondering
> if we should make that a primary (or
> alternate) recommended pathway for Windows users. [Not giving up on Cygwin,
> but allowing people an option.]
> There used to be a "portable Ubuntu" that installed itself as a regular Windows
> application (basically behaving like a bundled VirtualBox), but that seems to have
> disappeard. Modifying a windows machine to dual-boot Linux is pretty
> straightforward, but I hate dual-boots and would hesitate to recommend that to
> others. (Again, the target audience here is not someone who runs GenToo and has
> 6 different versions of gcc installed.)
> Suggestions are welcome...I haven't had access to a windows machine to try things
> out on for a coon's age. (I do have a virtual box with Windows XP running, so I can
> test cygwin; but not having to support that option might be a plus.)
> ...thx...dac
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