Linux

Make ubuntu look like windows

Most linux fiends will cry “WHY?” but I think if it makes more wife-friendly than it’s a good thing… http://www.dawningvalley.com/2008/09/making-ubuntu-look-and-feel-like-windows-xp/

By jason, ago
Linux

Installed new operating system

At 11pm last night I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu – version 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. I grabbed the 32-bit alternate installer disc iso yesterday. It took about 1.5 hours – that is including the time it took me to change the server the OS gets it updates Read more…

By jason, ago
Linux

How to back up a windows installation

Now that I have installed winXP I think it’s time to back it up. Summary [Backup] ~$ sudo time dd if=/dev/hda1 ibs=4096 | bzip2 -v --fast | split -a 2 -b 1024m - winxpsp2.img-part- [Verify backup files] ~$ md5sum /dev/hda1 ~$ cat winxpsp2.img-part-* | bunzip2 | md5sum [Restore] ~$ sudo Read more…

By jason, ago
Linux

Backup/restore your MBR

I am going to re-install windows soon. I haven’t done it in years, and the amount of cruft that has built up over that time has slowly increased. I am usually pretty on the ball regarding system maintenance and hat not but some things have recently started to go quirky Read more…

By jason, ago
Linux

Making Ubuntu wife-friendly

At home the study PC is used by the entire family. We all share the same account. I’ve been getting quite into Ubuntu for quite some time now, the only thing stopping me from moving entirely to Ubuntu is the wife factor. Email clients are different. Everything looks different. Our Read more…

By jason, ago
Linux

Installed Ubuntu Feisty 7.04

I finally installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my desktop PC. Granted, it’s still dual-boot with windows, but it’s now there. I am typing this in a Feisty Firefox session. Yay. It took about 25 minutes for the installation to complete. Not bad. I am now installing updates – Read more…

By jason, ago
Linux

breezy to dapper – I borked it!

Uh oh – I borked my dapper dist-upgrade. Whilst the upgrade was underway I was prompted a few times with “overwrite this file?”, “overwrite that file?” questions. Seems like I stuffed it… Below is just a little reminder of where my windows boot loader is for when I do a Read more…

By jason, ago