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Use a Floppy Image to USB Boot

volume labelUse a Floppy Image to USB Boot; If you have a system that does not support booting from a USB device, but do have a floppy drive, you can try to boot Linux from a USB flash drive using a Grub Boot floppy disk. When using a boot floppy with a Grub boot loader, Grub locates the USB partition and then attempts to boot loading vmlinuz and initrd.

Cairo Dock Black Background Fix

cairo dock with emulated transparencyCairo Dock Black Background Fix: Cairo-Dock is an open source desktop dock for Linux. It provides an application launcher, taskbar, and shortcuts on a desktop-like interface.

Running Makeboot.bat in Vista

right click and run as administratorSome Windows Vista users may experience an issue when attempting to run the makeboot.bat file from their USB drive.

Changing the Ubuntu Start Menu Panel Icon

The following tutorial covers the process of changing or replacing the Gnome start menu panel icon with your own custom gnome panel icon. Enabling you to customize the look of your Ubuntu.

Make Totem Media Player play encrypted DVD

totem xine playing stepmom decryptedThe following tutorial covers the process of making Totem Media Player play encrypted DVD's. This tutorial assumes that your using Debian Linux or a distro based purely on Debian.

Run Syslinux from Windows 98/ME

Syslinux can be run under many different Windows operating environments including DOS. The following document lists a couple examples of how to use syslinux depending on your operating environment.