GRUB floppy images for booting Windows

September 15th, 2011

I usually set up my workstations with both Windows and Linux. However, I like to boot into the Windows partition from Linux without rebooting into Windows natively. This can be achieved by using any of the virtualisation softwares like VMWare or VirtualBox and booting into the virtual disk setup as a raw disk drive and pointed to a real dev as oppose to a virtual image.

One of the dangers of this setup is the potential of screwing up your mounted Linux partition if you accidentally boot into the same Linux partition. Hence, to prevent such tragedies from occurring, I usually setup my virtualisation software to boot off a GRUB floppy image configured to boot straight into my Windows partition bypassing my main GRUB which allows me to choose booting Linux or Windows.

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VLC for Android download apk package updated

September 11th, 2011

I’ve had a couple of requests to update the Android VLC package that I compiled last month. See this article if you’re not sure what I’m referring to.

Anyway, here’s the changes since the last build.

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VLC for Android is looking awesome

August 10th, 2011

I’ve finally got around to building and installing VLC Media Player for Android by compiling from VideoLan’s git repo as per their instructions. UI wise its pretty similar to most of the video players on the Android Marketplace at the moment, however it was able to play all of the video files that I threw at it so far.

If you’re lazy to compile your own apk for VLC, download my build below.

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