I'd STRONGLY recommend you to run Ubuntu (12.04) for your build environment to prevent unnecessary hassle.
I'm downloading and installing an Ubuntu 12.04 AMD64 build. I guess, and hope, that the errors I got during my first time trying were because I used a x86 build of Ubuntu.
what issues have you had, did you try the windows sdk b4 u installed linux
im still waiting on my source to download, after 6 hours waiting we had a power shortage here in western australia, typically my luck, ive restarted