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iphone 3g

Postby marshatherton on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:17 pm

hey i tried getting this answered in another section, but i just bought an iphone. i love it, but i cant get my music on my pc (linux mint) to sync with it. any ideas? yeas i did search the net, didnt find anything
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Re: iphone 3g

Postby res_au on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:56 pm

hi marshatherton,

I've got my iphone 3g (2.1) to sync with a virtual windows (works with vmware (very easily), and with virtualbox (with a bit of work))

I'd recommend using vmware, it seems to sync much faster (nearly as fast as natively), and is much less work to get apples strange usb work (i.e. no work).


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Re: iphone 3g

Postby marshatherton on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:15 pm

ok how do i get it?
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Re: iphone 3g

Postby celtic426 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:09 am

Just go and download VMware or VirtualBox. I would acutally recommend virtualbox cause there's only one version for linux (I think), and it was easy to install. Once you install it, you need to create a new virtual machine and install XP on it (do you have a windows xp cd or iso image?).
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Re: iphone 3g

Postby marshatherton on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:42 pm

thats a negative on the xp. i can get a bootleg copy called xp dark. but does the other program cost money? cause its kind of an issue
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Re: iphone 3g

Postby locutus on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:16 pm

VirtualBox is free, and in the repositories. VMware-reader is free, but it will only read (use) already existing installations. However, I'm pretty sure you can create one in VirtualBox and VMware will read it fine (I think, but I'm pretty sure). VirtualBox is very east to set up. XP Dark: never heard of it. Do you know if it's trustworthy ie: not packaged with all kinds of crapware?
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Re: iphone 3g

Postby marshatherton on Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:43 pm

i used it before with no problems on my roomates laptop. it worked just fine on there. its actually a combination of xp and vista (god help it), that does updates. ok so ill work on seeing if i can get virtualbox tonight. any special instructions on downloading it? (im not linux-friendly at all)
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