Scrambled bits of research


One benefit of being part of a forum, as most forum users would know, is that one gets exposed to a ton of information. Today was quite interesting that way and I learnt about the following:

  1. Loopback devices – how to get a Virtual Hard Drive and possibly even boot from it (Linux) – http://wiki.osdev.org/Loopback_Device
  2. A free book that teaches you how to build a minimal linux installation:
    http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/
  3. A tool that’ll help you fix most of your boot issues:
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
  4. A book on graphics programming:
    http://www.arcsynthesis.org/gltut/index.html
  5. A manual for Aptitutde (a bit out of date, but still useful, I’m sure):
    http://www.algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/projects/aptitude/doc/en/index.html
  6. And since I’m thinking of setting up a dual-boot system on my machine (Debian and Ubuntu) how to install Debian from inside Linux:
    http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apds03.html.en
  7. And since I’m super excited about minidlna, I was happy to discover that there’s a fork that does transcoding! I’m looking forward to getting that working on my system:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/forums/forum/879957/topic/6765893

Next project for me is to figure out how to get all these projects I want done done!

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