“Kernel-panic – not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(X,X)” error in Ubuntu

This one seems to be a really famous problem for most folks in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. So I had it too. The problem was on the initrd file. It is a kernel related file needed for booting. So i did a simple thing. I replaced initrd.img file of my kernel version with “initrd.lz” file…

A Comprehensive List of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) Repositories

Installing Linux software through repositories is the safe bet. In respect with Ubuntu, there are many software in Intrepid Ibex which I feel is crap. For eg: the “Hardware Drivers” does not have drivers for older kernels. On the other hand, there are many software (like Brasero, Transmission,Totem,VLC etc.) in Hardy that needs update, which…

[How-To] Display A List of All Partitions, Device Info and Filesystem Type In Linux

In my previous posts I’d written on how to mount your partitions using the mount command. In the post I’d mentioned that you’d have to mention the partition that you want to mount by specifying /dev/device_name as part of the command. The question that would come to your mind is, How do I know which…

Mono 2.0 Live CD is available for Download

The second version of Mono, the Open Source implemention of .NET was released earlier this week. Close on the heels of this release, the folks at openSUSE have spun-off a LiveCD consisting of Mono 2.0, MonoDevelop 1.0, Banshee 1.2.1, F-Spot 0.5.0.1, GNOME Do 0.6.0, Tomboy 0.12.0,Tasque 0.1.6, Various ASP.NET Applications, Mono Debugger, and more. So if you want to dabble into Mono 2.0 without having…

An Easy Way to Transfer Data From A Linux Based Virtual Machine to Windows Host(And Vice Versa)

In my previous post, I’d mentioned about Virtualization – what it is, how useful it is to test new softwares, distros etc. Now while working in your virtual machine, you’d obviously save some data – do some wordprocessing, or compatibility testing of your programs, just to name some, all this would mean that the data…

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire innotek

Sun Microsystems is on a major Open Source Acquistion spree. First it was it’s MySQL acquisition, now it’s moved on to acquire innotek. For those who’re still wondering who or what innotek is, innotek is the developer of the hugely popular Virtualizer, VirtualBox. According to Sun’s Press Release Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that it…