I got a few issues with different platforms developping my robot.
I got a dell studio xps 16 laptop with windows 7/64 bit
2 problems : 1) The 64 bit OS forces me to use VMware and run a Win Xp Virtual Machine to get the bootloader working (is there a 64 bit version allready available?, can't seem to find a working one)
2) New laptops don't have a RS232 and my CMUcam3 connects through RS-232 to a computer, i got an old bumb scrap yard IBM laptop that i use for emulating CMUcam2 functionality and GUI
The problem is that my network card is busted on this IBM so i have to constantly swap USB drive to put my data on it
All in all this is a setup that can do what i need to do, but it gets a bit confusing at times with 2 laptops and a virtual machine running. I tried USB to RS232 convertor, but the one i have doesn't work with the CMUcam3.
so my questions are:
Does anyone know an USB to RS232 converter that works 100% guaranteed with CMUcam3?
Is there a 64 bit bootloader that works with Windows7?
Should i downgrade to a 32 bit OS?
Do you guys use multiple screen setups? And does this help you in your comfort programming/debugging?
Maybe it's my lack of experience but it's getting to confusing at times.