Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Installing linux straight from ISO



i) Any existing linux system
ii) download the iso image first


There are basically two files which needs to be extracted first one is the kernel file and another is initrd(which contains all the basic config for the linux to bootup). These two files varies for differenet version. Consider i have an iso file. I have to open it with an archiver and extract these two files.

To install its very easy,here is an example. Consider i have downloaded the iso file,i am installing fedora here

the steps to be followed are
#mkdir /fedora
#cp /home/surya/Fedora-10-i386-DVD.iso /fedora/fedora9.iso

Now extract both the files using archive manager and copy it in /fedora folder

Next move to /boot/grub/grub.conf file and append the following entries

title Install Linux
kernel /distro/LinuxKernel
initrd /distro/Ramdisk

in this case its

title Install Linux
kernel /fedora/vmlinuz
initrd /fedora/initrd.img

Now just reboot the system..

LinuxOS Kernel Path Ramdisk path
Fedora /isolinux/vmlinuz /isolinux/initrd.img
openSUSE /boot/i386/loader/linux /boot/i386/loader/initrd
Mandriva /i586/isolinux/alt0/vmlinuz /i586/isolinux/alt0/all.rdz
Ubuntu /casper/vmlinuz /casper/initrd.gz
Debian /install.386/vmlinuz /install.386/initrd.gz
RHEL5/CentOS5 /isolinux/vmlinuz /isolinux/initrd.img

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Its been a long time since i blogged...Everything in this world is relative...The word relative is very very abstract...you can use it in any kind of situations...So, how is the word relative related here????...Its easy, i was addicted(related) to movies in the recent past..i must have watched approximately 31 movies for the past 31 nights :). 2 movies were so GOOD...its the best
A WEDNESAY (HINDI, A perfect thriller)
Others were
kungfu panda
the incredible hulk
the great debaters
three kings
american history x
micheal clayton
parugu (telugu)
ready (telugu)
kantri (telugu)
saroja (tamil)
dham dhoom (tamil)
jayam kondain (tamil)

The only stupid movie is "ROCK ON". I wasted 3 hrs in the movie...Everyone liked the movie...may be i didnt understand.. Here i conclude by requesting you to watch A WEDNESDAY :)..cos the film makes all the civilians think...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Amazing stuffs blog goes personal..(No more ads)

After tiresome work of posting ads and bored with it. I am gonna start blogging abt my personal life experiences from today. The reason why i stopped posting ads was that i earned some little amount and am happy with it. I dont want this to be an habit. I deleted all the ads too. Life is enjoyable when you dont have any habits.

My First and Last check( made within 2 months with 0% hardwork spending 15 min per day)..

I was really feeling happy to get my first and last check. spent almost fully within 2 days. Got my 512 kbps hathway connection with this money :)

My next post is abt the trip to ooty. Immediately after the first internals, we had a spark: After bunkin on small scales and sitting in theatres why not do it on large scale....So off we started to ooty. Started at 10 30 with 3 dazzling bikes and 5 persons. 1 unicorn, 1 discover and ofcourse my splendor. The trip was really amazing. We were caught by police for not having the RC book and paid him 200 bucks etc etc (do read the next post)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heloi displays (iO2¬ technology)

The helio displays are interactive, allowing a finger or hand to move images around in the air as if one were grabbing a virtual object. it requires a power outlet, and a computer, TV, DVD or alternate video source. The current version of the Heliodisplay projects 30" diagonal images in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio. The Heliodisplay system is backward compatible and accepts most 2D video sources (PC, TV, DVD, HDTV, Video game consoles). For connection to a computer, the Heliodisplay uses a standard monitor VGA connection; for TV or DVD viewing, it connects using a standard RGB video cable.

Heliodisplay images are easily viewed in an office environment. Like any computer monitor or TV, images appear brighter the lower the ambient light. Also, just like viewing any computer monitor or TV, viewing a Heliodisplay image in direct sunlight is almost impossible. The image is display into two-dimensional space (i.e. planar).

Viewing requires no special glasses or background/foreground screening. Of course, with any type of display, the darker the background and lighting,the higher the contrast of the Heliodisplay images or an display on the market.

The Heliodisplay interactive is like a virtual touch screen. A hand or finger can act as a mouse for cursor control interactivity in a computer environment. No special glove or pointing device is required. Just as you use a mouse to move the cursor on a traditional computer monitor, you can use your finger to move the cursor around the Heliodisplay image. It would surely be a great experience to handle them.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Some useful run commands in windows xp:

Compmgmt.msc - Computer management

Devmgmt.ms - Device Manager

Main.cpl - mouse properties

Gpedit - Group policy editor

Regedit - Registry editor

Msconfig - System configuration utility

Dxdiag - Directx diagonostic tool

Fsqirt - Bluetooth transfer wizard

Drwatson - Dr Watson, an inbuilt utility which reecognises if there is any application that is not working properly.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Google's most queried search terms of the year

The most queried items are..

  • 1. iphone
  • 2. Webkinz
  • 3. tmz
  • 4. Transformers
  • 5. YouTube
  • 6. Club Penguin
  • 7. MySpace
  • 8. Heroes
  • 9. Facebook
  • 10. Anna Nicole Smith

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Yahoo, Adobe team on PDF ads

Yahoo and Adobe are bringing pay-per-click ads to Adobe's Portable Document Format so that publishers can serve up ads inside PDFs distributed on Web sites and over e-mail that are contextually relevant to the content.

The text advertisements appear in a panel to the right of the content in the PDF and are subject matter matched using keywords and analysis of associated concepts. The ads are dynamic, meaning different ads can pop up at different times and clicking on an ad takes you to the advertiser Web site.

Publishers upload their PDF content into Yahoo's ad serving system and then monitor the performance through Yahoo's system. Publishers take a cut of the revenue from each click on the ads and Yahoo will split its share of the revenue per click with Adobe.

The service gives PDF publishers access to Yahoo's network of advertisers and allows them to make money off the content without having their own sales force or having to do the ad insertion themselves, says Josh Jacobs, vice president of publisher solutions at Yahoo.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Intelligent Software Helps Build Perfect Robotic Hand

Scientists in Portsmouth and Shanghai are working on intelligent software that will take them a step closer to building the perfect robotic hand.
Using artificial intelligence, they are creating software which will learn and copy human hand movements.

They hope to replicate this in a robotic device which will be able to perform the dexterous actions only capable today by the human hand.

Dr Honghai Liu, senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Industrial Research, and Professor Xiangyang Zhu from the Robotics Institute at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, were awarded a Royal Society grant to further their research.

The technology has the potential to revolutionise the manufacturing industry and medicine and scientists hope that in the future it could be used to produce the perfect artificial limb.

“A robotic hand which can perform tasks with the dexterity of a human hand is one of the holy grails of science,” said Dr Honghai Liu, who lectures artificial intelligence at the University’s Institute of Industrial Research. The Institute specialises in artificial intelligence including intelligent robotics, image processing and intelligent data analysis.

He said: “We are talking about having super high level control of a robotic device.

Nothing which exists today even comes close.”

Dr Liu used a cyberglove covered in tiny sensors to capture data about how the human hand moves. It was filmed in a motion capture suite by eight high-resolution CCD cameras with infrared illumination and measurement accuracy up to a few millimetres.

Professor Xiangyang Zhu from The Robotics Institute at the Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, which is recognised as one of the world-class research institutions on robotics, said that the research partnership would strengthen the interface between artificial intelligence techniques and robotics and pave the way for a new chapter in robotics technology.

“Humans move efficiently and effectively in a continuous flowing motion, something we have perfected over generations of evolution and which we all learn to do as babies. Developments in science mean we will teach robots to move in the same way.”