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Mount CD / DVD .iso image files on Linux

Instead of burning .iso images to CD’s or DVD’s all the time, under Linux you can mount the .iso files, and easily access the data within the image. This obviously wont help if you want to burn a bootable cd, but its very handy if you quickly need to access some files within the image, without burning a CD/DVD. Mounting a .iso image file: # mount /path/to/cdimage.iso /mnt/cdmount -o loop,ro Prefix the above command with “sudo” if you are not…

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Convert .bin and .cue files to an .iso image

To convert a .bin and .cue file combination into a iso image file in Linux, you need a handy tool called Binchunker. Most tools on Linux require a ISO image (mounting, extracting, etc), so .bin and .cue files will need to be converted first. Install Binchunker: $ sudo apt-get install bchunk Convert the .bin and .cue combo to a .iso image: $ bchunk cdimage.bin cdimage.cue output This will create an iso file with the naming format of outputXX.iso, where XX…

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Running the Command Prompt “as Administrator”

As of Microsoft Windows Vista/7/2008 Server, Windows operating systems have had extra security put in place to prevent general user applications from making system changes to the computer. This helps prevent malware from causing havoc on a PC. Sometimes you do actually want to run a application that will make system changes, and to do this, you will need to run them “as administrator”. The following will show you how to run the command prompt “as administrator”. Click the Start…

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Adding a Static Route in Linux

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Linux to allow your PC to access a network that is not accessible via the default gateway route. An example of this would be if you had a inter office VPN. You would want your main internet traffic to go via a default gateway (your main cable/adsl router), and traffic destined for the subnet of the other office would go via the device managing the VPN…

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Adding a Static Route in Windows

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Windows to allow your PC to access a network that is not accessible via the default gateway route. An example of this would be if you had a inter office VPN. You would want your main internet traffic to go via a default gateway (your main cable/adsl router), and traffic destined for the subnet of the other office would go via the device managing the VPN…

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