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.