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TIP: Getting rid of common errors in chroot mode

In lot of my previous posts, I have mentioned using “chroot” to do different things. However, while you are in chroot, depending upon your actions, you might get see some error messages which are usually non-fatal and will let you do whatever you are trying to do (in general). Although in general it is a […]

HOWTO: Bootstrapping Debian Linux System using debootstrap and chroot

Purpose: In this post we will learn how you can “bootstrap” a Debian Linux system. “Bootstrap” simply means boot a system. Suppose you are doing a lot of trial-and-error with your Linux system and you are worried that you might harm your system while experimenting by deleting some important configuration files or by mis-editing something. […]

HOWTO: Reset your lost/forgotten root password on Debian systems

Purpose: If you have been using Linux for a while you will most certainly find a situation where you have forgotten or lost your “root” users’ password (Admin password) and you have no clue how to regain your root login prompt. As long as you have physical access to your machine (and may be your […]

TIP: 10 most useful Linux commands to resolve common Linux problems

Purpose: When you start using Linux everyday, from time to time you might encounter certain problems that can be easily fixed with the help of simple commands. In this blog post, I am going to highlight 10 important commands which might help you to fix or troubleshoot certain problems. Although I am using Debian as […]

HOWTO: Running 32-bit X Windows application on 64-bit system using bind mount in Linux

Purpose: We have already seen how to create a debootstrap system and we also learned how to compile a 32-bit application (like Linux kernel) from within the debootstrap system in Debian Linux. However, what we have learnt so far does not allow us to run graphics (X Window) applications from within the debootstrap system i.e. […]

HOWTO: Cross-compiling a 32-bit (i386) Linux kernel on 64-bit Machine (amd64)

Purpose: These days 64-bit hardware and Operating System are getting more and more common and affordable. Now if you are use to compile a custom Linux kernel on a regular Intel architecture 32-bit machine (i386) for a 32-bit machine itself then there were no issues. But now when you are trying to compile a custom […]

HOWTO: Mounting NFS filesystems and directories in Linux over network

Purpose: In this tutorial we will learn how to use a NFS mounted filesystem or rather learn how to mount a NFS filesystem and use it on a client computer. You must have heard a lot of embedded developers talking about NFS mount filesystems and all that. You might have go intimidated by that but […]

  
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