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Playing with VMs . . . and liking it!

Posted 07-21-2010 at 03:00 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 07-21-2010 at 10:56 PM by Lufbery

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, but I say that deadlines are the impetus for experimentation.

I was working on an article about src2pkg and focusing on creating packages in different formats (DEB and RPM, primarily). Naturally I needed to test whether or not the packages would work in other distributions. The last thing I wanted to do was mess with my actual partitions (except to clean up prior to an upgrade), so I decided to try QEMU.

I posted...
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debian lenny - STABLE bug.

Posted 07-21-2010 at 11:21 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I have just lost my backup data thanks to STABLE versions of stupid GUI "xfburn".
Of course it was mainly my fault I didn't check if it was written okay or not and just put that away then removed source files from hard disk. Im now wondering what's on that DVD disc, some space looks to be non-empty but mounted disc is empty. Quest for future. Luckily, the data wasn't that way important so that's why I didn't check it, in oppose to other discs I've written that day.

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backtrack 4 pre final

Posted 07-21-2010 at 04:02 AM by ratawal

hello friends i am using bt4pre final can any body tell me how to upgrade my kernel into 2.6.34
currently i am using 2.6.29
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linux tips

Posted 07-20-2010 at 12:52 PM by ak kumar

TIP 1:

cpio works like tar, only better.

STEP 1 (Create two directories with data ../dir1 an ../dir2)

mkdir -p ../dir1
mkdir -p ../dir2
cp /etc/*.conf ../dir1/.
cp /etc/*.cnf ../dir2/.

Which will backup all your cnf and conf files.

STEP 2 (Piping the files to tar)

cpio works like tar but can take input
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opera 9.64 on gentoo x86_64, and other issues

Posted 07-20-2010 at 09:48 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 07-20-2010 at 09:50 AM by Web31337

Finally I've managed to set this up.
Putting my experience here, hoping it will help someone and would be on top of google results.

There are reasons for me to keep 9.64 instead of using 10.x versions. The one reason is that opera 9.64 is somehow more secure, since, most users usually upgrade to newer version (since opera is not windows/linux-bundled) and newer versions look nicely. I don't need new functionality that is bundled with 10.x tree, the other reason for why I'm...
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