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Galleon for Tivo on Ubuntu Hardy

I had a lot of issues with getting a recent install of Galleon operational on Ubuntu Hardy Heron. I was running Galleon off and on for years on OS X, but seemed like it was time to get it going on Ubuntu.

Not Easy.

It seems they really gear Galleon on the linux-side to be most workable with RedHat / Fedora flavors of linux. I had a multitude of issues getting it operational and if you are trying to get this going, I hope this helps.

1. Disable IPv6. I know, it is the future, but again, we have to disable it to get better performance and/or have something we need just work. In Ubuntu Hardy, you

sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/aliases

Change:

alias net-pf-10 ipv6

to

alias net-pf-10 off ipv6

Then

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

or reboot the computer.

2. Download the galleon distribution. Unzip it somewhere, and vi the Makefile to comment out or delete the lines referring to ‘chkconfig’ in the install and uninstall parts. It is a RH deal not a Ubuntu deal.

3. Perform the

sudo make install

4. It should put everything in /usr/share/galleon . Go there and vi galleon in the bin directory and comment out the line towards the top referreing to /init.d/functions. Again, a reference to a RH deal.

5. Then, vi the run.sh script in the /usr/share/galleo/bin directory to get rid of the extra stuff and just go with

#!/bin/bash
#
# Run the Galleon server
#
/usr/share/galleon/bin/galleon console

After doing the above, things actually started to work for Galleon and Hardy Heron!

Good luck!

Get rid of the U3 Launchpad on Your Sandisk Cruzer

I love the Sandisk USB flash memory sticks. They are the best. The fact that they are made retractable and without the need for a cap of any kind makes them the best. Unfortunately, they bundle/format them with the annoying U3 Launchpad application for Windows which I have no use for. So, the first thing I do is remove it. Initially, I was doing low-level formats on the device on OS X, then Linux, but nothing worked unless you get this.

http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1415

Download the Launchpad Removal Tool and run it in Windows to nuke the U3 garbage. It gets rid of the CD emulation stuff, and the separate partition and just makes it a nice USB memory stick.

Moving Ubuntu Linux from PATA drive to SATA drive

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I had mergy.org running on a very old laptop on a small ide 2.5″ drive. It was slow, but it was working. It got very tedious to work on though when anything went wrong and the webserver was really starting to get slow so I finally bit decided to move to newer hardware. But, the problem was that the drives on anything modern are serial ATA.

Here is what I did

1. Installed the same flavor and version of linux  on the new server and hard drive mimicing the partitions numbering on the old server. You could just get away with partitioning the drive in step 3 using one of the many RIPLinux bundled utils or fdisk, gparted, etc.

2. Took the drive out of the old laptop and put it in a usb external case and connected to the new server.

3. Booted on a RIPLinux CD – but any live CD would do really.

4. Blew away all files on the various partitions on the new server/drive

5. copied the files and directories over from the old drive with cp -prv

6. Changed the grub config in /boot to point to /dev/sda1 as opposed to /dev/hda1

7. Checked /etc/fstab to make sure mount points are OK

8. Edited the boot grub menu to make sure that point to the root directory

And it worked!

Recovery is Possible linux —> http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/rip/