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Creating an OverlayFS Patch

I've been playing with the Beaglebone and Beaglebone Black once again. To increase the longevity of the SD card media it would make sense to have a read-only root filesystem. While it is not that hard to have a strictly read-only root filesystem, it would be nice to have the features of a union filesystem, where writing is not prohibited, but writes are directed to a dedicated filesystem (such as…
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Building Debian Wheezy (7.3) for Beaglebone Black

Just some quick and dirty instructions on how I built a Beaglebone Black disk image from scratch. A big thanks to Robert C. Nelson for the Open Source tools and instructions at Linux Arm on Beaglebone Black that this relies on.
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Building a Beagelbone rootfs using debootstrap

The instructions in my previous post about building an image for the Beagelbone Black rely on a pre-packaged root filesystem. Here are a few simple steps on how I build my own rootfs.
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The Issue With /etc/issue

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I like VMware Fusion a lot. It's a great tool to run various OS's on my Mac. Even though the Mac underlying BSD like system works well for most of what I do, every once in a while having access to a native Linux environment is hard to beat. One issue that can be annoying is working in a bare bones Linux VM via the VMware console. It is not much fun, requiring manual mouse release and lacking cut…
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Restoring the "traditional" Meaning of Home and End Keys on OS X Mountain Lion

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The Home and End keys on Mac OS X work quite a bit different then one would expect coming from other operating systems. Instead of the familiar beginning of line and end of line behaviour Apple decided that it should put the courser at the beginning or the end of the document. I find this highly annoying to say the least. Fortunately it is easy enough to fix this.
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