Posts Tagged ‘boot’

Fixing Windows Registry with Linux

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

It is possible to now do M$ Windows Registry editing without having to boot into Windows.

This is extremely useful when there are glitches in the Windows Registry that prevents it from booting up properly even when in Safe Mode.

With this tip, Linux can rescue the Windows System by removing malicious registry entries and even perform password reset for Windows Administrators account.

Source : LifeHacker : Fix the Windows Registry from a Linux Thumb Drive

SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part Two

Friday, November 13th, 2009

[Continued from Part One : SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin]

The MSI Wind netbook was the platform used for installation of Moblin 2.1.

Installation was relatively easy. One has to make sure that the media or harddisk used is the correct media. Else, the primary OS residing in the PC’s harddisk may be deleted. To be safe, SGLNX advises those whom want to try the Moblin 2.1 to install it on a removable media such as a USB stick.

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Boot Linux over the Internet!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A little update to what’s brewing lately in the linux world..

Much talk about booting linux over http, ie the internet. However, some work needed as it’s not as simple as turning on the power.

A minimal USB image is needed as booting Linux over the internet. This mean it will still require plugging in a USB thumbdrive. Only the kernel is booted over the internet and sadly it doesn’t utilize the BIOS PXE aka Preboot Execution Environment support via the embedded LAN port on most recent mainboards.

Popular distros such as Ubuntu, DSL, Debian, Fedora and Knoppix are supported for gPXE booting

A howto guide here at howtoforge.com

Official boot kernel over http page at kerrnel.org

Source : H-Online.com