Aug 262014
 

LinuxAIOSometimes you want to test or show different GNU/Linux distributions, or just different desktop environment, and in these cases you usually have to put different ISO on CD/DVD or better on USB Sticks and this usually take some time. Luckily now there is a new and nice project that makes the work of testing different distributions much more easy: the Linux AIO (All In One) project.

From the Linux AIO website:

Our plan is to bring some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint (“Debian”), Debian Live) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD or USB flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive or can be eventually installed on computer for full experience.

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Aug 252011
 

Original article by Craciun Dan published on Tuxarena, the article is based on the installation and use within a distribution with packages .deb

For this tutorial we’ll use the genisoimage utility, developed as part of the cdrkit project. genisoimage is a command-line tool for creating ISO 9660 filesystem images, which can be burnt after to a CD or DVD using wodim or some other burning tool. To install it open a terminal and type the following as root:

apt-get install genisoimage

Now, let’s use the simplest syntax to create an ISO image out of a directory and its contents:

genisoimage -o output_image.iso directory_name

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Jun 212011
 

iconv Today post is by Juan Valencia, originally posted on his blog (available also in spanish there), i’ve found it really interesting with in deep articles regarding rsync,ssh and other commands.

When you receive and need to handle multiple text files that use characters that are not natural to the English language, you may run into the problem that is dealing with different character encodings. This is particularly noticeable in websites, where if the browser try to interpret the text file with an encoding that differs from the actual encoding that the file is using, we can see strange symbols where this characters were supposed to show, but it is not limited to websites, any program that is made to work with languages other than English may present a similar problem if it is not appropriately handled.

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