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October 19, 2009

Installing Backtrack Linux 4 on a USB stick using the ISO image

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 4:11 pm

Had this ISO around for a while but never really got the chance to try it out. This is a note to self. First go to http://forums.remote-exploit.org/backtrack-4-howto/23652-bt4-usb-installation-noob-proof-tutorial.html. If you are planning to install this on a 4gig or less USB stick, the video (http://www.offensive-security.com/videos/backtrack-usb-install-video/backtrack-usb-install.html) tutorial might be the one that you want to follow. That tutorial is on how to install BT to a usb stick from a booted live cd environment. If you want to just install it to a USB from the ISO it self with out burning it to a CD, you can still follow the same steps with only little modifications applied to the process.

  • Open up a terminal make sure that you are root
    • sudo su (in ubuntu)
  • Mount the ISO to some directory
    • sudo mkdir /media/iso
    • sudo mount -t iso9660 filename.iso /media/iso -o loop
  • When coping files copy them from the mounted ISO (duh….)
  • Follow the rest of the instructions as it is. Even the grub install should work with out any problems (i did this on a ubuntu box btw).
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October 2, 2009

Samsung 2233SWPlus

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 1:52 am

Its been a very exciting month! After doing more than the average (from my standards 🙂 ) amount of research on the subject of buying a lcd monitor. I settled on the 2233SW. It was one of best options i had, or so i think 🙂 As for now i am very happy with this one. It looks grate, both the finish  and the picture quality. But then its not like i have used a lot of lcd panels. Almost all of the monitors that caught my attention are included in the following spreadsheet, with their key specs and prices in the local markets. Might be helpful to anyone who is looking in to buying a lcd monitor these days.

You won’t be able to see the table here in full because of the layout of the site, so find it here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tN-CeMAoc3qpsQia62azxgQ&output=html

Model Size Wide Screen Price Vendor Cost per Inch Index Brand Resolution Contrast Ratio Responce TIme Cables Brightness

943 SNX 18.5 Yes Rs. 16,950.00 Barclays 1.091 Samsung 1360 x 768 DC 15000:1(1000:1)(Typ.) 5ms ? 250cd/m^2

933sn 18.5 Yes Rs. 16,950.00 Barclays 1.12 1360 x 768 DC 15,000:1 (1,000:1) (Typ.) 5ms N 300 cd/m²

19 LCD Black 19 Yes Rs. 16,400.00 Barclays 1.158 LG 1440 x 900 2000:1 (Typical) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

933NW 19 Yes Rs. 16,900.00 Barclays 1.124 Samsung 1440 x 900 DC 15,000:1 (1,000:1) 5ms D-SUB 300 cd/m²

933NW H.G.B.? 19 Yes Rs. 16,950.00 Barclays 1.124 Samsung 1440 x 900 DC 15,000:1 (1,000:1) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

X203H 20 Yes Rs. 24,720.00 Techwearhouse 0.809 Acer 1600 x 900 DC 10000:01 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

V203H 20 Yes Rs. 25,900.00 Metropolitan 0.772 Acer 1600 x 900 DC 10’000:1 5ms D-SUB, DVI-D ? 300 cd/m²

E2009W 20 Yes Rs. 22,000.00 Leaders Dell 1680 x 1050 CR 1000:1 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

W2243T 21.5 Yes Rs. 24,000.00 EGS 0.895 LG 1920 x 1080 30000:1 DFC 5ms D-SUB, DVI-D 300 cd/m²

2233SW 21.5 Yes Rs. 24,000.00 techgsmsl.com 0.86 Samsung 1920 x 1080 DC 15000:1(1000:1) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

2233SW(?) 21.5 Yes Rs. 24,500.00 Tulip 0.86 Samsung 1920 x 1080 DC 15000:1(1000:1) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

2233SW 21.5 Yes Rs. 24,700.00 Barclays 0.86 Samsung 1920 x 1080 DC 15000:1(1000:1) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

2233SW 21.5 Yes Rs. 25,750.00 Techwearhouse 0.776 Samsung 1920 x 1080 DC 15000:1(1000:1) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

2233SW 21.5 Yes Rs. 27,500.00 EGS 0.86 Samsung 1920 x 1080 DC 15000:1(1000:1) 5ms D-Sub, DVI 300 cd/m²

? 22 ? Rs. 27,000.00 Sri 0.814 Dell

2333SW 23 Yes Rs. 26,850.00 Barclays 0.856 Samsung 1920 x 1080 DC 20000:1 (1000:1) 5ms D-SUB, DVI-D 300 cd/m²

X233H 23 Yes Rs. 28,325.00 Techwearhouse 0.812 Acer 1920×1080 DC 40000:01 ACM? 5ms N DVI-D HDMI 300 cd/m²

X233H 23 Yes Rs. 28,900.00 Metropolitan 0.795 Acer 1920×1080 DC 40000:01 ACM? 5ms N DVI-D HDMI 300 cd/m²

T240 24 Yes Rs. 42,500.00 Barclays 0.564 1920×1200 DC 20000:1(1000:1) 5ms N DVI-D HDMI 300 cd/m²

24 Rs. 42,500.00 Winsoft 0.564 Dell

Some pics…

more pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yasi8h/sets/72157622373186619/

October 1, 2009

My New VGA

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 5:29 pm

After my old vga 8800GTS died on i couldn’t even turn on my desktop. After waiting for month or so and after doing some cost\ benefit analysis i decided on a MSI 9600GT 512. It cost 14,00LKR here in SL. It have been about 2 or 3 weeks since i brought it home. So far its working fine. It doesn’t give any thing more than 25 fps on GTA IV\max settings\1900×1080. But still this is a low end card, you can’t expect wonders from it. I have never overclocked any hardware before but i decided to do some overclocking with this one. As i really needed any extra FPS i can get. The factory settings were: 600\1500\900, i am currently running it at 700\1750\1050. Now i like to think that my system is stable but it is not. It crashed two times within two days. I might have to ajuest the speeds a bit. May be take it back a little. The overclocking gave me some 3 or 4 FPS in GTAIV. Is it worth it? i don’t know. All this time the temps never went pass 60c.

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