Friday, December 17, 2010

Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time

I was reading my news feed on Google Reader and came across these quotes from the site
I find it interesting, so copied to my blog …
50. “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.”
– Rick Cook

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 and Backtrack 4 R1 dual-boot


In this post I am going to explain about how to dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Backtrack 4 R1.

I need Backtrack as I am learning some of its tools for learning hacking, running it in VirtualBox, but I want to have something that boots up directly to it, so that I can use it before turning off my desktop. In VirtualBox all I have to do is just close it and get back to wasting time on Ubuntu :D

Ok, before we start, read below points:

Monday, October 11, 2010

How to upgrade Ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10, the easy way

By default Ubuntu Update Manager has the facility to detect the new Ubuntu release, which means, when you open the Update Manager it should prompt that 10.10 version is available, but this is not the case in 10.04. In 10.04 LTS(Long Term Support) the setting of release updater is set to LTS, means, it will check only if a new LTS release is available or not. 

This setting prevents 10.04 from detecting 10.10 or any other non LTS releases, this setting can be

Monday, July 5, 2010

How to recover Corrupted/Compressed BOOTMBR in Windows 7

If you are a long-term Windows user, at least once you might have come across any one of the below errors while booting Windows.

- Unable to load Operating System 
- NTLDR is missing 
- boot.ini is missing

Thursday, June 17, 2010

How to create a virtual LAN of 3 clients and 1 server in VMware # Part2: Configuring Virtual LAN

Here, we will be seeing how to configure a Virtual LAN for the VMs we created from the Part 1.

If you remember from Part 1, we selected the default network conifig NAT when prompted. Here I'll show how to make each VM talk to each other, and i'll be showing it via a new custom Network Adapter, not the pre-configured VMnet8 for NAT. This would help you understand more about VMware Workstation.

Below shows the options we selected while creating a VM. The Network Adapter part shows NAT, which is what we selected when configuring.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Desktops I own(ed)

When my dad bought me my first computer back in 2003 it was a basic setup which costed around 21k, it has AMD 3000+ processor, 512 RAM, e-Sys Motherboard (with only one PCI express slot), 80GB hard drive and a 14 inch CRT monitor. It is really an outdated one in comparison to today's specs, but I made the most of it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

How to create a virtual LAN of 3 clients and 1 server in VMware # Part1: Installing/Configuring a Guest VM

Often you need a LAN environment to practice your Microsoft/Linux server or Networking concepts, setting up a physical LAN environment is not practical for learning in most cases.

Thanks to Virtualization.

I am going to show you how to configure a Virtual LAN consisting of a Windows Server 2003 and three Windows 2000 Clients in VMWare, I am good at VMWare, I find it extremely reliable especially in case of Network configuration, I had problems with the same in VirtualBox.