Getting old Truecrypt to work with Xenial

Truecrypt died two years back.

Despite their warning I continued to use it for encrypting some of my data, because I believe Truecrypt was rather killed by a hidden hand – not actually because of any unfixable vulnerabilities.

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Getting old Truecrypt to work with Xenial

[Ubuntu] “not a com 32R image” boot error

A new LTS is here and it’s the season for upgrades.

I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop 64-bit and wanted to give it a try. First thing I would normally do is installing it on a virtual machine. So I could install software, customize, shake it, break it and feel how it works.

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[Ubuntu] “not a com 32R image” boot error

Meerkat

It’s cool to see that Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is scheduled to release on 2010.10.10. In every 6 months a new Ubuntu is born. Usually it’s April and October. This time it’s three tens in a row.

Yes, it’s 10.10 and I can’t even wait for the experience! Tomorrow I’ll be downloading the RC from SchoolNet. 🙂

Till the release version, see a countdown,

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

Meerkat

LAMPP, what happened?

Yesterday evening I and one of my friends were testing a software project. It is a web application and he has tested it with XAMPP on Winows. He wanted to try it out on Apache/ Linux too. So he came to me (I’m a one of famous Linux-only guy around the campus 😉 ) and asked me to help.

I have a dual boot system with both Fedora 11 and Ubuntu 9.04 installed. First I put everything in LAMPP (on Ubuntu) and tested.

Yes, we’ve found some bugs with character case issues plus one fatal error with the TCPDF module when generating PDFs. The problem was with memory allocation and as the browser showed it was an error in tcpdf/unicode_data.php.

Then I put everything in Apache which came by default with Fedora DVD, and tested. Viola! The PDF generation problem was not there!!

I’m still wandering how it could be… same Apache-PHP-MySQL.

Anybody have an idea of what’s the problem here?

LAMPP, what happened?

Fedora 11 ආවා!

As you may already know, Fedora 11 Leonidas edition has been released. I downloaded the DVD image (i386). With Imageshack torrent service it took just one hour and twenty two minutes to fetch. Then I downloaded it.

After downloading, the first thing you have to do is to check the image integrity. You need to download the CHECKSUM file associated with the iso image to do that (it’s just nearly 2 KB 😉 ). Here’s how to do it:

  • Put the iso image(s) you have downloaded in the same directory.
  • cd to that directory using the terminal.
  • Enter the following command (without the dollar sign — it means not under superuser):

$ sha256sum -c Fedora-11-i386-CHECKSUM

(Fedora-11-i386-CHECKSUM is the checksum filename we have downloaded)

Since the DVD image is quite large, it may take several minutes to complete the task. If you get a result similar to the following, then the disk image is OK and you can burn it onto DVD. Otherwise don’t waste writable DVDs 😉 .

Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso: OK

Fedora 11 ආවා!

Windows 7 සහ ලිනක්ස්

I’ve just watched a Windows 7 screencast… OMG!

වින්දොරේ හතේ දැන් කොන්පිගරේසොං වැඩියි… සෙටප් කරගන්න අමාරු වගේ…

උබුන්ටු කොච්චර සිම්පල්ද? මින්ට් ඊ‍ටත් වඩා කූල්….

ෆෙදොරේ වලත් කොන්පිගරේසොං ටිකක් අමාරු වුනාට වින්දොරේ සෙවොං තරං අමාරු නෑ මයෙ හිතේ….

Windows 7 සහ ලිනක්ස්