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How to volume label (disk name) on windows and Linux of a (windows file-system, vfat)

This will only work if the disk portion is formatted on msdos file system with a label type dos Change volume label (disk name) on windows: Insert the disk on windows machine Option 1 Go to my computer and right click on the disk you want to re-name. Click on rename. Set new name Advertisements

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Discovering IP address on your Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)

In this tutorial, we shall be using network scanner to identify Raspberry Pis ip address using nmap and angry ip scanner and assign Raspberry Pi a fixed address. If you have configured your Raspberry Pi obtain ip address from DHCP server and would like it to have a static IP address, this tutorial is for you.… Continue reading Discovering IP address on your Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)

Making things work · Open Source · world

Open Source Game Console Ouya: $99 freedom to gaming multimedia platform

When I looked at this Ouya console, the start up reminded me of Openmoko the open source mobile phones or One Laptop Per Child programme, the freedom of open hardware and Open Platform. Android (Linux mobile os by Google) came in and gave all of us a taste of open source platform. It shows how investing… Continue reading Open Source Game Console Ouya: $99 freedom to gaming multimedia platform

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LVM made easy

Every time I need to setup a new template, add a disk or extend one I have to go back to LVM-HOWTO I’m tired of finding out the bits I need, so I thought I would put in on a note and share This document is for people with prior LVM experience, not an alternative… Continue reading LVM made easy

Linux · Open Source · security · Work

How to securely and effectively erase a disk with DD

At times we need to clean up our disks for whatever reason, like installation errors, privacy, security or to clean up an infected file you need a special deleting procedure. Tools like regular delete only remove the inode of the file, which does not touch the data/contents. It is possible to recover these deleted files… Continue reading How to securely and effectively erase a disk with DD

business · Linux · Making things work · Work

Turnkey Virtual Appliance

Turnkey provides ready to go linux based open source appliances.  As they prepare the appliance for in the virtual infrastructure of your choice and get the opensource applications up and running for free. While you have your options to deploy them anywhere, they provides you with paid backup and migration service to the cloud as well as… Continue reading Turnkey Virtual Appliance

business · kernel · Linux · Making things work

Linux Kernel 3.3 reaches 15 million lines of code

Kernel 3.3 reaches 15 million lines of code when 3.0 is promoted to long term kernel. This number includes the blank lines, comments, , documentation, scripts. The kernel hit 10 million line mark in October 2008. The majority if the code is for the drivers over 50%,  followed by arch, sound, network and library. Linux 3.0, has… Continue reading Linux Kernel 3.3 reaches 15 million lines of code