Posts Tagged ‘linux’

How to make Unison sync from a Linux machine to Windows XP…

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I wanted to use Unison to sync over my local network, but Unison for Ubuntu doesn’t like Samba, so here’s what I did.

  1. Make sure you have Samba installed.
  2. Create a folder on your linux machine called something like /mnt/stufftosync.  This folder will represent your remote folder of files.
  3. In the terminal type,

“mount -t smbfs -o username=name,password=password //machinename/sharename /mnt/smbshare” without the quotes, where name is your username, password is your password, and smbshare is your stufftosync. You can pick whatever name you want for stufftosync, provided it corresponds with the folder you created in the /mnt folder.

Perform your sync, using Unison using the location of the files on your Linux machine as the first folder and using /mnt/smbshare, where smbshare is your stufftosync, as the second.

Worked like a charm.

Looks like you have to do type the mount command each time you boot.

MS Word 2003 in Linux…

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Wow — that was too easy.  MS Word 2003 works great on Ubuntu in Wine.  Why am I using Windows, again?  I keep forgetting.

How to boot an iBook G4 with Ubuntu…

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

I am using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to try to boot a Mac iBook (’cause the hd in the mac is whacked). So far, it’s been a real challenge. I am learning that nothing is easy on a Mac when they are broken. It makes me chuckle, when people are asking for help in mac forums, there is inevitably someone who says, “Take it into Apple Care and let them fix it.” If someone was willing to pay for Apple Care, why would he or she be requesting help on a forum?

After a considerable time of searching, I found instructions on the Ubuntu Forums, but none of them worked for this Mac. Finally, adjusting the steps along the way, I found a procedure that works for me: