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November 18, 2007

Howto make iso image

Filed under: GNU/Linux, Howto — shirwa @ 12:07 am

To make an ISO from your CD/DVD, place the media in your drive but do not mount it. If it automounts, unmount it.

# umount /dev/cdrom

Create iso image with dd comman:

# dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/cdimage.iso

  • if = input file (/dev/cdrom).
  • of = output file (cdimage.iso)

To make an ISO from files on your hard drive, create a directory which holds the files you want. Then use the mkisofs command. mkisofs -o /tmp/cd.iso /tmp/directory/

This results in a file called cd.iso in folder /tmp which contains all the files and directories in /tmp/directory/.


November 15, 2007

Backing up Cisco configuration file using tftpd in Linux

Filed under: GNU/Linux — Tags: , , , — shirwa @ 8:46 am

TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol), a simple form of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). TFTP uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)and provides no security features. It is often used by servers to boot diskless workstations, X-terminals, and to backup routers configurations files. (more…)

May 16, 2007

How to install Vmware Workstation 6 on Ubuntu Feisty

Filed under: GNU/Linux, Howto — shirwa @ 8:43 am

This tutorial will show you how to install Vmware Workstation 6 on ubuntu Feisty system.

VMware Workstation 6 makes it simple to create and run multiple virtual machines on your desktop or laptop computer. You can convert an existing physical PC into a VMware virtual machine, or create a new virtual machine from scratch. Each virtual machine represents a complete PC, including the processor, memory, network connections and peripheral ports.


May 15, 2007

Network File Sharing Tutorial using Samba

Filed under: GNU/Linux, Suse, videos — shirwa @ 8:42 am

This tutorial shows you how to anable simple file sharing on a local area network. It involves enabling the needed services in Yast, and setting up the shared directories with a web browser utility called swat.

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Richard Stallman on Free Software in Education

Filed under: GNU/Linux, interviews — shirwa @ 8:23 am

I came across very interesting interview with Richard Stallman on Free Software in Education. Give a listen.

May 12, 2007

Free Linux video tutorial

Filed under: GNU/Linux, Mepis, videos — shirwa @ 1:50 pm

I came across recently free Linux video tutorial, it covers what Linux is, how to install, setting up email client, Linux Directory structure and many many more subjects.

Watch the Videos

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