Saturday, November 21, 2009

upgrading Bios(post+bios+setup)

hi folks, i was trying to upgrade my BIOS programme when i came across this wonderful site .It really provided a great help in understanding what BIOS is and how to correctly update it .Moreover it also provides links to various hardware tools . Thumbs up to these people

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Hello all! This time i am going to tell you how to mount an iso file an iso file in linux .
Step 1 : Become the super user

Step 2 : make a directory where you want to mount the image file
e.g. cd /mnt

mkdir dir

Step 3 : mount the iso file as: mount -o loop filename.iso /mnt/dir

A loop device is a pseudo-device that makes a file accessible as a block device. Loop devices are often used for CD ISO images and floppy disc images. Mounting a file containing a filesystem via such a loop mount makes the files within that filesystem accessible. They appear in the mount point directory using above commands.

whoa your done ! congrats you've just mounted an iso file in linux without any extra software!

Friday, November 13, 2009

any problem when updating to new firefox in fedora?

hello! this time i am going to tell u all about a problem which i faced recently while updating to the new firefox 3.5 from an older version in fedora 10 . Well , i downloaded the .tar file from the official site and extracted it but when i tried to run the firefox file inside that folder, nothing seemed to happen! I thought the read me file might be useful but it didn't provide any help either.So i searched the net but didn't get any satisfying answers .Finallly i removed the older version through yum and then ran the same firefox file again and this time i succeeded!
The next problem i faced was that the quick launch icon on my desktop couldn't find any such process so i followed as:
System->Preferences->Look and Feel->Main Menu->Internet
then right click on the firefox option and on the properties part add the path to the new firefox file in the command option
and there you go!

hope this was useful

Be open and spread openware!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pirates of the Silicon Valley

yesterday i saw a very interesting movie named "Pirates of the Silicon Valley". It is based on the war between Steve Jobs ,and Bill Gates, and some really interesting points about them. Being a software engineer it was really it was really a good experience to know the past of all that began before the two giants were born. A must see movie and highly recommended specially for the techies.