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Alex faught

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As the topic suggests, I was wondering if anyone had tried anything with escribe on Linux?
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Any suggestions on how to go about it? I am clueless when it comes Linux. I just had a laptop that a friend gave me and it has a Linux os on it. I am accustomed to windows.

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Escribe only natively runs on Windows, without knowledge of how to setup a virtual machine on linux it is not going to happen.

If you are still interested in making it happen, look up a program called VirtualBox, it will allow you to setup a Windows machine "inside" the linux os ..

OR Optionally

You could just install windows on the laptop ..

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I think I am going to try to bear with it. Have a couple of bugs to work out first. From what I have read Linux does not use shared sourcing files like windows. This makes for some quicker speed. Anyways guess I shall check out the virtualbox.
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Now That i have the bugs worked out. Any suggestions on how to go about using virtualbox?
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You'll need a windows install disc - you can probably get away with a trial version for your purposes...


Install Virtualbox for your distribution - which distro/version are you using?
You'll find some help here: https://www.virtualbox.org/

Then set up a VM and install windows to it. You'll have to wade through the documentation at https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html or ask if you have a specific question.

You'll need to enable USB from the host (your Linux computer) for the guest (the windows install)...
See http://www.htpcbeginner.com/access-usb-drive-in-virtualbox-guest-os/

Once you have that installed you can install eScribe and hopefully you'll be good to go.

Good luck [smile]
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this may be useful - but you'll probably need to do this from a windows machine!
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
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Can I download a windows 7 iso off of the internet and install it via usb drive?
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While I'm sure its possible to get a windows 7 IOS off the net I'm not sure you'll get a legitimate copy.... but that's as far as I can go with that part of the discussion...

In terms of installation from a USB drive, yes you can. You use the same method listed on the MS link under the section "perform a clean installation using a USB or DVD"

If you were to use the Windows 10 download, you wouldn't be able to activate however you would be able to get your device set up and save your config files outside the VM.
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You don't need a usb drive, download the .iso, and mount it as a CD/DVD in virtual box, and start from there ...
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I've got a different problem. I use a Chromebook. Anyone know if I'll be able to access escribe someway without jumping through hoops? thx
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I've got a different problem. I use a Chromebook. Anyone know if I'll be able to access escribe someway without jumping through hoops? thx


Nope ...  Windows ONLY ... Mac OS at some point ....
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for anyone interested, i do have escribe up and running on windows ten thru Virtualbox on ubuntu.  You need to get the extension pack for allowing usb devices to work with virtual OS's.  There are a few drawbacks.  upload and download to and from device are considerably slower, and that leads me to believe you would not be able to run any of the testing ie. battery or case analyzer.  I will either confirm or debunk my suspicion later on this evening and report back
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I'm currently working on getting Escribe ported using Crossover https://www.codeweavers.com/

Maybe at some point we can see it run somewhat naively even though it will be through wine.

I will continue to update more on this.
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