Linux HowTo's

How to open .nrg Files?

A well-meaning person gives you a .nrg file and you will not invest in a piece of expensive bespoke software to read it. After all, you run free, open-source software and never have and never will pay for software. What to do with this stupid .nrg file?

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AVI to DVD conversion

Directly Burn DVD's from .avi files

Here is a quick and simple-to-use utility to convert an AVI file to the weird intermediate files and to then write them all to a DVD. It is called avi2dvd and is written in BASH-shell. It is unlikely to run on Windows.

More about it here at https://sourceforge.net/projects/avi2dvd

 

SPARC II Linux Distro

SPARC II Linux Distro for Ultra5 and Ultra10

Blessed are the cheesemakers
Blessed are the meek
Blessed are the bignoses
Oooh, that's nice, isn't it?
-- from Monty Python's The Life of Brian


BigNose Linux is a binary Linux installation for Sun Ultra5/10 computers and is based on the Gentoo Linux meta-distro,  The BigNose Linux distro is primarily intended to quickly create a web server using the classical LAMP-stack  (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) with Joomla and a few other useful web-based management tools.

More about this  distro: www.bignoselinux.org

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Fixing cdemu 0.8 for a 2.6.17+ kernel

cdemu 0.8 was released for a 2.6.16 kernel. In the 2.6.17 kernel, the function generic_file_read() was replaced with the do_sync_read() function. Here are two approaches to solve this:

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How to open .bin & .cue Files?

So, you downloaded a torrent expecting a nice AVI- or MPG-file for instant-action AV entertainment, and all you got was a big .bin file and a funny little .cue file? Here's the Linux-way of how to extract the content from them:

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