Writing an iso file to a CD-R/DVD-R from Linux Terminal
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Ever wondered if there’s a quick and easy way to write an iso file to a CD-R/DVD-R ? Don’t want to open K3B or Brasero ? Here’s a handy way of writing the iso file.

Get Kannada Language displayed properly in Gentoo and Sabayon
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Well I was browsing through some Kannada sites the other day and all I got was big blocks. Turned out that Gentoo and Sabayon didn’t have support for displaying Kannada characters, though, I had no such problems with Hindi & Bengali characters [amongst others]. Changing the Character encoding in Firefox to Auto-detect or Unicode didn’t work either. After doing a bit of searching, found the solution. So open the terminal, switch to root user and type

[How To] Mount FAT32/NTFS Partitions with read and write support in linux using command-line
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Bharath
Previously I’d posted on auto-mounting partitions at startup using pysdm. This post shows how you can do so by making use of mount command. Below steps require root priviliges, so switch to root or prefix sudo to the commands. For mounting NTFS drives with read and write support, open the terminal and type <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">mount -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222 /dev/device_name /where_you_want_to_mount</span> mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/device_name /where_you_want_to_mount/ Editor’s note: ntfs has been superseded by ntfs-3g and will mount with read/write privileges.

[How To] Fix MBR after installing/uninstalling Windows/Linux in a dual boot
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Bharath

Many, who do a dual boot with any Linux and Windows will face the problem of Master Boot Record (MBR). In easier words, one of them (Windows or Linux) wont boot after installing/uninstalling the other. This is a small guide I hope many would find it useful.


Create a Fedora Bootable USB Pen/Flash Drive Easily using liveusb-creator
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

LiveCDs are a great way to try out (new) Linux distros on your system.

Unfortunately CDs get scratched pretty easily, and can turn into a coaster pretty soon.

With prices of USB pen drives at rock bottom, they’re probably the best way to try out LiveCDs. Generally its not that easy to make a bootable LiveCD using USB pen/flash drives. If you’re a Fedora lover then here’s a very easy way to create a bootable USB pen drive.

Mounting .iso and .mds/mdf Files in Linux
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
There are lots of times where you’d want to mount a CD/DVD image. Say your friend who uses his Windows box has given you a .iso file or a .mds/mdf file, created using Alcohol 120%. How would you mount them in Linux? Using the Terminal and making use of the loop device,there is no need for any external software tools and utlities. Here’s the steps: Open the Terminal/Console. Switch to root user(mounting more often than not requires root privileges, we’ll have a look as to how make media user-mountable later) by typing su root *buntu users and others distros in which the root account is disabled, can skip this step.

Formatting USB pen drive in Linux using Terminal
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Insert your USB pen drive. Let it get detected and mounted. Open Terminal. Type The Following commands dmesg |tail -> here the ‘|’ key is the pipe, ie, the key before the backspace key(the upper one, so press shift) You’ll get something like sathya@shaman:~$ dmesg |tail [ 9921.681164] sda: Write Protect is off [ 9921.681174] sda: Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00 [ 9921.681178] sda: assuming drive cache: write through