While Squeezeserver runs fine on Linux I was wondering if anybody hat got this to work in a SMALL Linux Virtual Machine.
What I want to do is create a small PORTABLE Linux Virtual Machine that will run of a USB stick under VMWARE. VMWARE PLAYER is FREE and easy to use for creating Virtual Machines
That way I can run the application from several computers.
The Music library would be on a Network drive which is accessible to the Virtual Machine.
A 4 GB USB stick should be easily sufficient to have a small Linux VM (even with a graphical interface), a MySQL app (Squeezeserver) and network connections for acessing the network drive.
As the Audio is streamed the audio device is not a problem as this would be played on the Squeeze devices. In theory the Linux machine wouldn't even need an Audio driver either -- it's just transmitting FLAC to the squueze devices.
I'm hoping to use this with a small Netbook Laptop and the squeeze touch when I'm travelling.
I don't want to install the squueze application on the laptop - just run the VM from the USB. I don't need to BOOT the USB either -- it will be a VIRTUAL machine.
Anybody done this --and any probs.
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2011-05-24, 04:23 #1
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Portable Linux VM on a USB stick with Squeezeserver
2011-05-24, 05:36 #2
There is a VMImage of the SqueezePlug project: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...SqueezePlug_VM
SqueezePlug is a Debian Distribution with ready to install Squeezebox-Server on it. It is typically copied to a 4GB SD-Card.
I think this project has everything you requested for.Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
Remote Control + Streaming to your iPad? Squeezebox + iPad = SqueezePad
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2011-05-24, 10:17 #3
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EXACTLY what I was lookng for
I've converted it to VMWARE Worksation / VMWARE player. Works a treat.
I didn't have too much experience of DEBIAN -- have used SUSE and RED HAT in the past but Linux is essentially Linux so it wasn't too difficult to get to grips with this.
It even works in GB on an East Coast train going from York to London via the on board Wifi service.
Last edited by jimbo45; 2011-05-24 at 10:25.