[ale] .NET considered harmful
hooterpincher at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 10:29:09 EDT 2011
Yesterday I figured out another step in the long KuroBox saga. The
initrd.buffalo file is basically a gzipped file system with a header
on it. So I was able to dd(1) the filesystem off, gunzip(1) the output
file, then loop-mount the filesystem and edit /etc/shadow to change
the root password on the one that worked but that I couldn't find the
root password for. Then I used mkimage (from the ubuntu uboot-mkimage
package) to re-make it into a -- hopefully working -- u-boot initrd
file. Haven't tried it yet though, maybe this weekend. Looks like the
correct next step would be to plug a hard drive in and install Debian
on it. I have access to two other 'bricked' kuro-boxen, so if I can
figure this out I might be able to rehabilitate a bunch of hardware.
That'd be a Step Forward for Humanity.
Just an attempt to bring this thread back to substantive discussion.
Obligatory Capitalism reference: I'd rather sell or trade away these
things than hoard them, 'specially if I have to come up with a $50
hard drive to make them workee.
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Damon L. Chesser <damon at damtek.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-03-31 at 08:07 -0400, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> Sounds like capitalism is the end of rationality.
>> I would tend to agree. Why should resource hoarders be given free
>> reign to publicly live fully in their mental illness when psychotics
>> are routinely locked up and medicated? The scale of societal harm is
>> orders of magnitude greater from the hoaders.
> Ok, I'll bite: How much of my life are you entitled to?
>> On Mar 31, 2011 7:44 AM, "Doug McNash" <doug.mcnash at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Yeah, It seems that ALE operates on a variation of Godwin's Law:
>> > The longer a thread persists, the probability of Capitalism being
>> > mentioned approaches 1.0. At that point all rational discussion has
>> > ended.
>> > --
>> > doug mcnash
>> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Brian MacLeod <nym.bnm at gmail.com>
>> >> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM, Richard Bronosky
>> <Richard at bronosky.com> wrote:
>> >>> HEY! This is microprocessor talk is productive discussion. It has
>> >>> business in a rant thread. Start your own thread, Hijackers!
>> >> ALE Mailing list: where productive threads that go long get
>> >> into discussion of unimportant minutiae and/or hot topics and where
>> >> off-topic posts can become useful.
>> >> There's a reason I'm still here.
>> >> bnm
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