Archive for July, 2010

Install Fedora 13 Goddard without LVM with Separate /home

Install Fedora 13 Goddard without LVM with Separate /home

While LVM has its advantages, it can be an impediment for several other purposes. This tutorial is going to tell you how to install Fedora 13 Goddard using Fedora Live CD without LVM. We would use this tutorial to make a Fedora+Ubuntu dual boot system with shared /home and Swap partitions. You start by...

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Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions For Ubuntu Lucid / Fedora 13

Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions For Ubuntu Lucid / Fedora 13

Installing the guest additions for Linux guests can be a hassle for VirtualBox. The steps involved are the following For Fedora 13 Goddard: This installation used Fedora 13 Live CD and VirtualBox 3.2. 1. Install kernel headers for the kernel you are running with, as a super user (root) do the following yum install...

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Clone VirtualBox Virtual Hard Drive (.vdi file)

Clone VirtualBox Virtual Hard Drive (.vdi file)

If you want to make a copy of your existing virtual box virtual hard drive (.vdi) file, you cannot just make a copy and expect VirtualBox to add it via the Virtual Media Manager. If you try doing so, it is going to throw and error saying that the UUID of the drive being...

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$35 Tablet PC From India: iLike it

$35 Tablet PC From India: iLike it

It may not be an answer to iPad, but if it does get to see the light of the day, it might answer the prayers of millions of computer users for an affordable Tablet computer. $35 for a computer that can let you browse internet, watch you tube videos and even open and read...

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Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04

Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04

EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device can be used in Ubuntu. Follow the following steps to get it working in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. I would expect it to work on other *nix distros as well. Don’t plug-in the device yet, if it is plugged-in then unplug it. Step 1: Download the driver from here....

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Grade your papers yourself and improve your writing!

Grade your papers yourself and improve your writing!

There are many times when we need to write something but are not sure how to write it or need someone to analyze our essays and provide some feedback. No worries friends. Help is on way. Paper Rater is a free web based service that can analyze your writing and grade it based on...

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Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

This is incredible! XBMC+MythTV rock!! I have been trying all kinds of crazy solutions to be able to stream Live TV over the LAN. MythTV does offer an easy way out, but then you are stuck with Ubuntu at all times. Not that I have any issues with that, but I do indulge myself...

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Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

If you have been intrigued by the hype surrounding Snow Leopard but could afford buying a Mac to check it out. Here is you chance to do it, that too without having to mess with your existing system as we are going to install it using VirtualBox which now with its v 3.2 offers...

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Consumer Reports Blasts Apple Over iPhone 4

After iPhone 4 catching fire, there are more things for Mr. Jobs to worry about. Here is an interesting report from PCWorld about how Consumer Reports has blasted Apple Over iPhone 4 for a design flaw which causes the signal strengths to decrease to a level that calls drop (given that you were able...

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How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

VirtualBox 3.2 offers major improvements over the older 3.1 version. Key highlights include native support for Mac OS X server guests, support for latest Intel hardware including core i7, i5, i3 etc and in general improved overall performance. For details look here. You would have already noticed that it doesn’t get updated to the...

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Apple iPhone 4 catches fire

Apple iPhone 4 catches fire

According to BGR (Boy Genius Report), and Apple iPhone 4 caught fire, while getting charged via USB port causing minor burns to the user. Checkout the images and more information from the link given below. iPhone can cause iBurn too! http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/07/08/iphone-4-catches-fire/

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Install / Test Firefox 4.0 Beta in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx or Fedora 13

Install / Test Firefox 4.0 Beta in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx or Fedora 13

FoxTester extension provides a great and convenient way to install and test Firefox 4.0 beta in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, it also works on other *nix distributions as well like Fedora 13  Goddard  (you might need to disable SELinux as described here) and OpenSUSE. The installation and usage involves the following steps. Step 1: Download...

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