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putiikin takahuone

kind of wordpress -blog 'backup'

WordPress running on TurnKey Core Linux Live CD.

avin' triple dual watt ever multiboot

and all the akkunat oses beein’ such fuckin’ fuck uppers & suckers… surely some fuckin’ mourning u ave no multiboot… coz akkunat boot loader wants to wipe yer ass two… dis iz the quickest way to recover your grub & menu.lst… if u got lilo… mutatis mutandis…

that free ekahau

HeatMapper final is downable now – there’ s also a much quicker way to get online etc. with Xandros Presto… tis free until 13th april, more hear… works like charm…

new free finnish program for laptops

Ekahau HeatMapper for alpha testers.

upgraded to

WordPress v2.7.

wordpress upgraded

v2.6.5.

Solaris 10 10/08

free download, tis a rock solid os, but öv curse there are mucho more easier nuxies n nixies around…

intrepid ibex

i.e. Ubuntu v8.10 upgrade and features – easy/lazy est way to upgrade isst from inside v8.04 lts – 4in stance adding in
/etc/apt/sources.list
a more local server like http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/archive.ubuntu.com/
in stead of …../ubuntu.com

breeezy hole back (4 me selves l'only sori)

dmesg
(if sdb: sdb1, sda: sda1 etc.)
mkdir /usb
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /usb (no params for fat32, ext2/3)
cd /usb
(dmesg | grep hdc)
dd if=/dev/hdc | gzip -c5 > whatever.gz
(compr up to 9 but tis sloow)
cd /
umount /usb
—-
dmesg
(mount whatever it is, previous three steps)
cd ./whatever.gz
gunzip -c whatever.gz | dd of=/dev/hdc

breeezy usb/mmc/sd (note 4 me selves l'only)

How to install Puppet Breeezy Linux on to the USB/MMC/SD card. In your Xandros open the console window, use the “Ctrl-Alt-T” key combination. This will open a console.

One needs two directories to work with the files and the device (either a SD card or a USB flash drive). One needs to make sure that you are in the correct directory. Use pwd (present working directory) to show where you are. The “pwd” command should give /home/user. The first new directory is data and will be used to hold the initial breeezy files. To make the directory use “mkdir data”. Typing ls (list directory) will show the new directory data. The second directory is temp and created in the same fashion (mkdir temp). Type “ls” and the two new directories will be listed.

We need to get the files for breeezy. Google them.

You need to download these files and save them to /home/user/data directory: breeezy.zip, mbr.bin, and syslinux-nomtools. All three files should be on that page.

Connect the device that you want to install breeezy on to puter. For a SD card, the reader is /dev/sdb1. If a USB flash drive is used, when it is in a USB port, then it is /dev/sdc1. For this “How To”, I will use a SD card, but, will note the USB Flash drive.

The Xandros Linux tries to make life easier for the user by automatically mounting the device. Unfortunately, the first operations need the card or USB flash drive unmounted. Back to the console window to do this.

One needs to be “root” to do the next steps. First, become root by issuing the command “sudo -i”. If you have set a password for the puter, you will be asked for the password. Once, you are “root”, you will notice the console prompt has changed. You are in the root directory. One needs to be in the directory with the needed files. One uses the cd (change directory) command to get there. The command is cd /home/user/data.

Once, you are the correct directory, we can umount the device. First, one checks to the mount table. The way is to enter “mount” without any options. A list of the mounted file systems will be shown. The device (either /dev/sdb1 for the SD or /dev/sdc1 for USB drive) will be the last entry.

If it is, then we can unmount it with the “umount”. As root, one enters umount /dev/sdb1 (or for USB /dev/sdc1). One can check with the “mount” command to ensure it is unmounted.

Now one needs to install a proper master boot record (i.e. mbr.bin) using the dd (data dump) command. One has to be very careful using the dd command. A error in typing will have you restoring the entire system. (WARNING! CHECK THE “dd” COMMAND BEFORE HITTING ENTER. IF /dev/sda/ IS ENTERED, THEN BOOT PROBLEMS CAN HAPPEN AND THE ENTIRE XANDROS SYSTEM MAY HAVE TO BE RESTORED) The command to write the needed master boot record is;
“dd if=mbr.bin of=/dev/sdb” (or /dev/sdc for the USB device). For the “dd” command the numerical value is not needed. One should see dd report that one record (440 bytes) was read and written.

Next we use syslinux-nomtools to put the boot strap loader on the device. The boot strap loader locates, loads and starts the linux kernel. Once again, an error in typing can causes problems. (WARNING! CHECK THE COMMAND BEFORE HITTING ENTER. IF /dev/sda/ IS ENTERED, THEN BOOT PROBLEMS CAN HAPPEN AND THE ENTIRE XANDROS SYSTEM MAY HAVE TO BE RESTORED) The command to be used is:
chmod +x syslinyx-nomtools
./syslinux-nomtools /dev/sdb1
(/dev/sdc1 for USB flash drive).

Please notice that the directory holding systools-nomtools have to be given. This is to ensure that the correct file is found. The system “path” variable does not tell the system to look for the file in the correct directory, so we have too. One may have to set the permissions to allow syslinux-nomtools
to execute. The command to do this is “chmod 777 syslinux-nomtools”. Need to use the chmod command is dependent on how the files were downloaded or transfer to the puter. Syslinux only prints error messages if it fails. This is case of “no news is good news”.

The files contained in breeezy.zip need to be extracted. The command used is: “unzip breeezy.zip” After the command unzip completes, one uses the ls command to see the files: The ls command should report the following files: breeezy.zip, initrd.gz, ldlinux.sys, pup_213.sfs, syslinux.cfg, syslinux.exe,
usbflash, and vmlinuz.

One, now, in preparation to copy the need files, needs to mount the device. This is an operation that only root (or the system) can do. The “mount” needs to be understood. This is one command (mount) that you should get to know. Most Linux systems have automatic mounting. But, there are those times, you need to understand what is going on. “Mount” assigns a directory for a device so a user can access the files on the device. This is a simple explanation. Here is where the second directory temp is used. To mount, one uses the following:
“mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /home/user/temp” (Note for USB flash drive, use /dev/sdc1).

Time to copy the needed breeezy files to the device. You need to be in the /home/user/data directory. You can check this by using the “pwd” command. The copy command is “cp”. This is another helpful command that should be familar to you. Here is the sequence of commands to copy the needed files:
“cp initrd.gz /home/user/temp/initrd.gz
cp pup_213.sfs /home/user/temp/pup_213.sfs
cp syslinux.cfg /home/user/temp/syslinux.cfg
cp usbflash /home/user/temp/usbflash
co vmlinuz /home/user/temp/vmlinuz”.
You are thinking that is a lot to typing to do. Here is some information on editing in the console. Hitting the up arrow key will bring up the last command entered. One use the left or right arrow keys to move the cursor to place where one can delete (del key) or insert text as needed.

You may also be asking what about the other files in breeezy.zip? You do not need ldlinux.sys, it was create by syslinux-nomtools. The file syslinux.exe is a Windows file and can not be used directly by Linux. The preparation process is finished. One has to “clean up” before reboot. One needs to umount the device with “umount /dev/sdb1” (or /dev/sdc1). Lastly, type “exit” to stop being root. Leave the device in either the SD card reader or USB port and reboot using the normal Xandros process. Hit the “esc” key several times, with boot splash to access the boot loader squence and select the device with breeezy. After hitting the enter key, breeezy should start loading with the syslinux startup line of text.