Don't mess with WinSxS

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

There is a usefull utility WinsxsLite that worked fine for my laptop and Windows 7 x86 before I installed Ubuntu. But unfortunately the program failed on other PC having Windows x64 installed and broke the folder. After a small diagnosis I found that only .Net framework installations were broken and ...

Tagged as: windows 7 winsxs

Crossplatform Dropbox encryption

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

For a long time I have been using TrueCrypt containers to store really private data in DropBox or Google drive. Today I have discovered that it is possible to have encfs base storage and access it from Linux, Windows, iOS and Android devices.

Using encfs saves used space and doesn ...

Tagged as: AES dropbox EncFS security

IPTV conflicts with VirtualBox NIC

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Once again I had encountered problem watching IPTV at home. After spending a lot of time again I finally found the solution. Again the problem laid in LAN interface conflicting the virtual NIC interface created by VirtualBox. IPTV is served using IGMP protocol and UDP. TV channel addresses look like ...

Tagged as: igmp iptv virtualbox nic

IPv6 with Teredo tunnel

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Setting up IPv6 tunneling with Teredo is a default tunneling implementation available in Windows OSes. It is used when one would like to access IPv6 enabled internet resources but doesn't have native IPv6 connectivity.

To enable tunneling in Ubuntu one needs to install miredo package:

>sudo apt-get install miredo ...
Tagged as: ipv6 teredo

Multiple partitions on a USB stick

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

I've finally got my new USB stick SunDisk Extreme I wasn't able to find in my home city and had to order on eBay. Of course I wanted to move all the functionality mentioned here and have a new multi-tool bootable flash drive. Additionally it would be great ...

Tagged as: USB stick windows freedos linux

The Amnestic Incognito Live System

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Recently I've found an interesting Debian distributive claiming to provide secure way to access the Internet from any place. It is called Tails.

It pays attention to one's privacy and anonymity by not storing any information on the computer without explicit command, the Internet is browsed using Tor ...

Tagged as: debian paranoid conspiracy tails

FreeDOS + USB + NTFS + TCPIP = <3

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Universal boot USB stick recently failed to help me flashing BIOS ROM update. This happened due to lack of USB or NTFS drivers in the FreeDOS floppy drive image included into SystemRescueCD. I would like to share VirtualBox HDD image containing FreeDOS, CD-ROM drivers, Volkov Commander, Panasonic USB drivers, Paragon ...

Tagged as: FreeDOS USB NTFS tcp/ip happiness virtualbox

Creating universal boot USB stick

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

As a person who does know something about computers and the computer science I am often asked to help resolving computer related problems. It may be cleaning windows machine after virus attack or just setting up a newly bought PC hardware, operating system and applications. Thus it is very cool ...

Tagged as: grub4dos syslinux grub2 windows xp linux windows 7 WinPE systemrescuecd


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