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Wishing Linux had partitionable loopback/virtual disk

Posted 04-08-2012 at 04:46 PM by Skaperen

I wish Linux had a loopback (stored in a file) or virtual (stored in RAM) disk block device which supported partitions. I know some of you will be jumping the reply button to tell me about the offset option for loopback. Well, no, that isn't it. I want such a device for the purpose of running bootloader installs on. That requires the bootloader to be able to access both the whole device and the partition(s) on what are whole/part related device inodes.

For now the workaround is...
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gFifteen 0.10.2: Gentoo / Debian / Ubuntu

Posted 04-08-2012 at 03:09 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

gFifteen, the sliding puzzle game that I coded, is now available as version 0.10.2, with full desktop integration.

* Gentoo users: gFifteen has been accepted into official Gentoo portage, so Gentoo users can install it with "emerge games-puzzle/gfifteen".

* Debian / Ubuntu users: I have made available a .deb package of the latest version, which has been tested successfully on Debian (Wheezy). Presumably it should work under Ubuntu as well. At present only...
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Wife's New Computer

Posted 04-07-2012 at 04:01 PM by Larry Webb

I aquired a sweet older p4 d950 with 4 gig of ram. I installed 2-1TB green wd hds and a dvd burner. It has a intel 945 m/b with the intergtrated video all in a mini-atx tower case
It will be more than my wife or I will ever use.
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What is Tintii? Why does it make my pictures look cool.

Posted 04-06-2012 at 11:56 PM by stretchedthin

Tintii version 2.6.1 was just recently released. So I thought I'd use the occation to get the word out on this Opensource application. In the Tintii's own words...
"For photographers who love to express colour, use Tintii for colour on black-and-white, colour popping, selective colour, saturation contrast and subtle hue and lightness adjustments. Use Tintii..."
So in simplier terms Tintii will extract the color from everything you do not want to draw focus too. This...
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The Make-Based package installer/uninstaller

Posted 04-05-2012 at 09:14 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 10:23 AM by rainbowsally (new version)

new-make (make based package installer uninstaller system)

Previous: 1.0.14, Dec 19, 2012
  • * 1.0.19 root file system installation probs may be solved. Needs more testing but looks good so far.

Latest: 1.0.19, Jun 1, 2013

Also if you need an older version, if you know the version number, change the version of the link above and insert '/obs/' in the path. They're all still there,...
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