As would be familiar to anybody who knows me, I’m always interested in new tech, especially when it’s running free software and portable enough to be in my every-day carry arsenal.
For the past month or so I’ve been looking at a few devices as a secondary to my laptop to carry with me. In a few weeks I’ll be joining those already there at third installment of Hackerbeach, on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
I wanted an embedded Linux system that could do everything. The scope of this device just kept getting bigger the more I thought about it.
I’ve recently taken ownership of a GuruPlug, and naturally the first thing I tried to do when I got it was to install Gentoo on it. I first went to build a kernel using the GuruPlug patches on a vanilla 2.6.34 kernel, which ended up disasterous. I applied the patches, however the kernel ended up not booting.
At which point I decided I wanted to try to restore the original kernel, so that I would at least have a working system with which to test. Therein lied the rub. The files posted here are completely broken. Continue reading “Restoring GuruPlugs”
Have you ever needed to perform a Windows install, but lacked the necessary hardware to do an install? After ridding my house of optical drives, and having a limited number of large USB drives, I devised a way to install Windows without the use of either! By using Linux’s wonderful KVM application, it’s possible to install Windows 7 on your hard drive with nothing more than a Windows ISO.