Carla Schroder, O'Reilly Network http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1909 Carla Schroder's O'Reilly Network Items: Weblogs, Articles, Hacks and Books hourly 2 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 How to Fix a Mangled Partition Table on Linux http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=204308 A good tool for repairing partition tables and recovering files is TestDisk. TestDisk operates on both the legacy MBR and the newfangled GPT (see Using the New GUID Partition Table in Linux (Goodbye Ancient MBR)) . TestDisk is in most Linux repos, and on SystemRescueCD. LXer Linux News Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2014-07-25T17:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 6 Excellent Lightweight Linux Distros for x86 and ARM http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=204082 Presenting a nice assortment of lightweight yet fully-functional Linux distros for all occasions. All of these are full distros that do not depend on cloud services; four for x86 and two, count 'em, two for ARM hardware. LXer Linux News Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2014-07-18T18:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 25 Best Open Source Android Apps for Small Business http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=204006 Google's Android is a great little operating system for mobile and low-powered devices, but even though it has open source roots, most Android apps are not open source. LXer Linux News Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2014-07-17T01:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. How To Play Classic Quake on Linux http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=203616 Don't get rid of your classic Quake and Quake 2 disks, because you can play them better on Linux. LXer Linux News Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2014-07-04T09:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Meet Xiki, the Revolutionary Command Shell for Linux and Mac OS X http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=203428 Command-line lovers, allow me to introduce you to Xiki, the incredibly interactive, flexible, and revolutionary command shell. I do not use the word "revolutionary" lightly. The command shell has not advanced all that much since the ancient days of Unix. Xiki is a giant leap forward. If you're looking for the Next Big Thing in FOSS, Xiki is it. LXer Linux News Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2014-06-28T20:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. The Book of Audacity http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781593272708/ <a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781593272708/"><img src="http://covers.oreilly.com/images/9781593272708/bkt.gif" style="float: left; width: 85px; padding: 0 10px 10px 0;" /></a><p><i>The Book of Audacity</i> shows you how to complete fun and useful projects with Audacity, the cross-platform, open source audio editor and recorder. You'll learn how to digitize your vinyl record collections, create podcasts, record live performances, create super-high fidelity recordings, mix and master multi-track recordings, and create ringtones, special effects, and more. You'll also learn how to package your work for online distribution, whether that means distributing a podcast on iTunes or selling an album on CD Baby.</p> O'Reilly: New Books Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2011-03-08T17:20-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. The Book of Audacity http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781593272708/ <a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781593272708/"><img src="http://covers.oreilly.com/images/9781593272708/bkt.gif" style="float: left; width: 85px; padding: 0 10px 10px 0;" /></a><p><i>The Book of Audacity</i> shows you how to complete fun and useful projects with Audacity, the cross-platform, open source audio editor and recorder. You'll learn how to digitize your vinyl record collections, create podcasts, record live performances, create super-high fidelity recordings, mix and master multi-track recordings, and create ringtones, special effects, and more. You'll also learn how to package your work for online distribution, whether that means distributing a podcast on iTunes or selling an album on CD Baby.</p> O'Reilly: Upcoming Books Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2010-11-01T00:17-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. GRUB Legacy, Ext3/4 smackdown http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/05/grub_legacy_grub_2_and_ext34_s.html There are some "interesting" issues being raised due to an incompatibility between e2fsprogs and GRUB legacy that results in non-booting systems. Newer versions of e2fsprogs default to creating new Ext3 filesystems with 256-byte sized inodes, instead of the old default... O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-05-01T11:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Instant Messaging for Introverts, or Rude is Plain Old Rude http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/04/instant_messaging_for_introver.html Instant Messaging for Introverts This is an excellent article about the intrusiveness of modern "always on" communications tools, especially instant messaging. The author framed it as an introvert vs. extrovert problem, which I'm not sure is a correct assessment- to... O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-04-07T11:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Schmoozing O'Reilly Authors http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/03/schmoozing_oreilly_authors.html O'Reilly has a brand-new feature, book forums at http://forums.oreilly.com/category/13/Book-Forums/. Gab with your favorite authors and other readers. I'll be posting tips and cool hacks that didn't make it into the Linux Networking Cookbook. Come on down and join the fun!... O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-03-12T12:45-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Lindependence 2008: Kicking the Windows habit for one month http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/03/lindependence_2008_kicking_the.html The energetic, never-sleeping Ken Starks, of Tux 500 fame, has launched a new project that involves the town of Felton, California. As Ken's blog says: On July 4th, 2008; a significant percentage of Felton, California, will go Microsoft-free for one... O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-03-04T13:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Help, my motherboard doesn't see my SATA drives http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/02/help_my_motherboard_doesnt_see.html Sometimes you get bitten by the goofiest things in computing. I bought a nice new 320 GB Samsung SATA hard drive. I like Samsung drives. They're quiet and reliable, and good performers. I like nice little skinny SATA cables. So... O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-02-09T18:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Recycling Old Computer Stuff http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/02/recycling_old_computer_stuff.html I live in a small town on the sparse side of Oregon. Sparse of people, anyway; there are lots of mountains, high desert, cows, deer, elk, foxes, ground squirrels, badgers, raptors of all kinds, and so on. But hardly any... O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-02-05T22:15-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. VLANs on Linux http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/01/vlans_on_linux.html <p>One thing that did not make it into the <a href="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596102487/">Linux Networking Cookbook</a> was a chapter on setting up VLANs (Virtual LANs). VLANs are logical subnetting, rather than being constrained by your physical Ethernet switches. Now that &#8220;smart&#8221; switches have gotten so inexpensive, VLANs are nice options even for small networks. For one example, you can run multiple subnets off a single switch. Parts 1 and 2 of my three-part series are here:</p> <p><a href="http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netsysm/article.php/3723126">Do More With Less: Build a Linux VLAN</a><br /> <a href="http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netsysm/article.php/3724316">Do More With Less: Port-Based VLANs</a></p> <p>Windows and Mac clients can also be members of your VLANs; part 3 will address tagged VLANs, routing and Linux client configuration.</p> <p>Part 3 runs next week.</p> O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-01-28T14:45-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Best Laptop Desk http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/01/best_laptop_desk.html <p>I finally broke down and ordered a <a href="http://www.lapgenie.com/">LapGenie</a>. I would have bought one a long time ago, but at $139 my inner cheapskate just couldn&#8217;t quite take the plunge. Well I finally did, and I&#8217;m glad. It&#8217;s lightweight, sturdy, and comfortable. It supports the weight of my laptop, adjusts to a useful range of heights and angles, and I can squirm and fidget all I want to without upsetting the computer. I use it all over the place- couch, bed, and outside chair when the weather permits.</p> <p>It seems to be well-made, so I expect many years of service. They have a 30-day money-back policy and a good warranty. It showed up five days after I placed the order- many thumbs up for the LapGenie.</p> O'Reilly Network MT Blog: Linux Carla Schroder O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. 2008-01-14T10:45-08:00 text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc.