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important directories in linux

Posted 02-20-2010 at 06:19 AM by raju.mopidevi

Different distributions have different directory structures, despite attempts at standardization such as the the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) organization.
Important directories
/bin -
essential UNIX commands such as ls, etc. Should contain all binaries needed to boot the system or run it in single-user mode

/boot -
files used during booting and possibly the kernel itself are stored here

/dev -
contains device files for various devices on system

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Some important files in linux

Posted 02-20-2010 at 06:06 AM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 02-20-2010 at 07:16 AM by raju.mopidevi

important and Useful Files
  • /boot/vmlinuz -
    the typical location and name of the Linux kernel. In the Slackware distribution, the kernel is located at /vmlinuz.
  • /dev/fd0 -
    first floppy disk drive
  • /dev/fd0H1440 -
    driver for the first floppy drive in high density mode. Generally, this is invoked when formatting a floppy drive for a particular density. Slackware comes with drivers that allow for formatting a 3.5" diskette with up to 1.7MB of space. Red Hat and Mandrake do not contain these device
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converting file system from ext3 to ext4

Posted 02-04-2010 at 03:22 AM by raju.mopidevi

ext4 filesystem supports large volumes of files, backward compatibility with ext2 and ext3, persistent pre-allocation of on-disk space for a file, delayed allocation, journal checksumming, online defragmentation and many more such things. If that isn't enough for you, Jaunty Jackalope has been a very fast, powerful and beautiful distro version of Ubuntu that everyone is appreciating.

1. boot the computer from the Ubuntu 9.* Desktop CD
2. Once you are booted into the...
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Installing latest version of firefox

Posted 02-02-2010 at 04:26 PM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 02-02-2010 at 05:49 PM by raju.mopidevi
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The default installation of firefox may or may not be latest version. If you want to use latest version of firefox, then download firefox source ( i.e tar.gz ) files from this location.

Download the latest version of firefox releases from ftp site:

suppose if the firefox version is 3.5.6 then the file name is like firefox-3.5.6.tar.bz2 This file consists of firefox source files under "firefox" directory. Now we can copy...
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Running Microsoft2007 Office in Linux

Posted 01-16-2010 at 07:59 AM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 01-17-2010 at 04:35 AM by raju.mopidevi

Installing Microsoft Office 2007

To install Microsoft Office 2007 the first thing you will need to
  1. After you have a copy of CrossOver Games on hand install it.
  2. Then go to ~/cxgames/lib/wine and copy the to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32
  3. you will need to re-name the pointer rpcrt4.dll that is currently in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 to *.bak
  4. Re-name the to
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