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Writing bootable disk images (.iso, .img, etc.) to a USB stick from Windows

Because Windows doesn't have dd, and I want to write the latest Mint LTS release to a USB task, I had to face the unpleasant task of finding a Windows tool to perform what's a basic Unix operation. The good news is that I found one, and it's open source: Win32 Disk Imager. It even has a version ≥ 1, titled: “Holy cow, we made a 1.0 Release”. Read More »

Making a Compaq Deskpro sff boot without keyboard

To boot a compaq Deskpro sff without keyboard, you need to configure the BIOS in a special way. I found this: Read More »

Quickly removing and adding bootscripts in Debian

Debian still uses the System V init scripts, which are very clumsy to use. Here are two Debian commands you might need often: Read More »