Archive for January, 2008

Upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha (Virtualbox)

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

This is a step by step upgrade. This is a very simple guide and we here at ryanorser.com are not responsible for any damages, data loss or any other weird and wacky things that could happen on your computer, this is why we run it in a VIRTUAL MACHINE. As I cannot have the time and place to go and upgrade my existing laptop I will go and use a Virtualbox virtual machine to do this update.

Step 1: Have Ubuntu 7.10 installed on your machine (my preference is in a virtual machine).
Step 2: sudo do-release-upgrade – -devel-release
Step 3: wait until everything has been fetched and downloaded.
Step 4: Let everything install.
Step 5: Type in y when it asks you to remove packages and then after that type in y to restart.
Step 6: Thats it!

Site downtime

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I am sorry that the site has been down for the last 24 hours. It is now back up and running.

Last day of the Semester.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Hello folks, it is the last day of the semester. Yahoo! I am so glad that it is almost over. No more programming and plus it will be the best day so far this year. How much fun it will be to be in the last year of your grade school life and have that year half over. I have no exams for next week so I am free at 2:00 PM today!

How to get root access in recovery mode if sudo is broken (Ubuntu)

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Have you ever needed to use sudo but cannot? have you been stuck with no root user? That is the thing of the past. These are the easy steps to get your root account activated.

Step 1: Turn on computer.
Step 2: When it says the bootloader click the “esc” key on your keyboard.
Step 3: Select recovery mode in the bootloader.
Step 4: In the CLi (Command Line) type “passwd”
Step 5: Type in the new password for root and then type the same password in again.
Step 6: Your done
Now to use your new root account just type in “su” to switch to the root user and then type in the command and you do not have to use sudo

This is a simple, basic article, if you should so choose to try this out and any of it fails there is no applicable warranty and I do not take any responsibility for damage.

How to Destroy Windows! and get a better OS.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Here is how to destroy windows then get a better OS (Operating System.)

Step 1: Download  Ubuntu
Step 2: Burn the ISO as an image to a CD-ROM
Step 3: Put CD into the CD Drive
Step 4: Restart
Step 5: Let it boot from CD
Step 6: Click Start and Install
Step 7: When all is loaded double click the install icon
Step 8: Go through the installation
Step 9: Reboot after installation
Step 10: Enjoy Linux.

This is a simple, basic article, if you should so choose to try this out and any of it fails there is no applicable warranty and I do not take any responsibility for damage.

The New Forum:

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

There is now a new forum. It has all sorts of forums like Linux, Gaming, Apple, Microsoft, and a general topic board. If you are at all interested to be in the different groups of the forum please apply where necessary and you may be able to be in a Linux, or Cisco Groups. Please be reminded that if I do not know you you may have to be on the forum posting for a while before I actually put you in the groups, as there has been spammers before.

Ryan Orser.

New Server!

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Welcome to the First Post on the new server! Yes this has been up and running from 5:04 PM January 19th, 2008! Along with the change in servers I thought about getting a new theme and now it is up also.

Thanks for all that have stuck with me.

Ryan Orser

Ryan Orsers’ Review of Hardy Heron Alpha 3

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I installed the new Hardy Heron Alpha 3 in Virtual Box. I thought how hard could it be to use an alpha Operating System? All I knew was I wasn’t installing Hardy Heron on my laptop until it is in beta. I thought it should be easy to use. Easy to update, well I was wrong because with Alpha 3 I cannot do a partial upgrade. Sad isn’t it. I am not disappointed that it has happened though I have already filed a few bug reports for that. It should work better in the next few pre-milestone releases. I will be downloading the Alpha 4 which is headed to us on January 31st, so I will be waiting for that to come oout and see the light of day. Over all I am very happy with what Hardy has in it so far and would love to see more features in it before it all is released.

Ryan Orser.

More Good News and Bad News

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

The good news is that the new server should be here Friday January 18th, 2008. Though the bad news is that I may not have wordpress running so I may switch to Joomla! instead. Its been fun using wordpress and all But I would like to try out some other software too and so I have decided Joomla will be the next CMS that I will use. Things will not be the same as they are now, so be prepared to switch to a new theme and other new stuff.

Good and Bad News

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Well the “Good news” is that the new server is being shipped…. The bad news I will have to setup everything again on the new server which will take some time.

There is no news on when it will be here but I hope its’ sooner then later.