R12 – Hardware and Software

This is the hardware and software I use for the R12 Laptop.

I recommend you to start with this article to get R12 up and running.


My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 with the following specs:

CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache)
Memory 3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1×2048+1×1024]
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 8600M GT with 256Mb dedicated graphic memory
Hard Drive 500Gb (5.400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
OS Microsoft VISTA SP1
LCD 15.4″ Widescreen WXGA+ (1440×900) TFT Display with TrueLife™


Get it from http://www.virtualbox.org

I have tried to run EBS from Vbox both using a VDI and direct to EXT3 however it just doesn’t perform on a laptop.

I even tried to use my eSATA as well to no avail.


Get it from http://www.ubuntu.com/

Using Virtualbox you install Ubuntu to a VDI and when booted into this you can install it onto a USB stick attached with a USB Vbox filter.

If you then boot into Ubuntu using a USB stick file transfers is much faster. Very useful indeed when transferring Oracle files from NTFS to the external OEL USB disk.

This entry was written by Kent Willumsen , posted on Thursday May 07 2009at 10:05 am , filed under R12 Installation, Technical Knowledge and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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