Friday, October 9, 2009

Dual boot Win 7 and fedora linux

Haven't been able to blog in a while. Been a little busy.

Anyways, recently I thought of (secretly) trying out Win 7, just to see how it was. So I wiped off everything and installed Win 7 (ultimate). On top of it, I installed Fedora Linux (F11). Everything goes well till here, and then when I restart, I get nothing but an error saying 'Operating system not found'.

Basically what happened was that I had two drives and GRUB was not installed properly on the MBR of primary disk. So, following are the steps I followed in order to get it working. Hope it helps :)

* Insert a fedora DVD and press 'esc' key at the Menu Options
* Type 'linux rescue' at the prompt and press enter
* Choose your language and keyboard type in next screens
* Press 'no' on setup network screen's tab
* Press 'continue' at rescue screen tab
* Press 'ok' at second rescue screen tab
* Type 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' at the prompt and press enter
* Type 'grub-install --recheck /dev/sda' and press enter. In my case Win was installed on sda
* Enter exit and reboot the system.

This time when it restarted, I could see GRUB and select OS.


Looking forward to Toronto Open Source Week (
and FSOSS (

Friday, April 17, 2009

Release 0.9

So, like I mentioned earlier, I was having problems with SELinux. The CGI scripts cannot execute because SELinux was blocking them. In this release, I have added one more package (dxr-selinux) to enable it. However, it is not working exactly the way it should. Packages can be found at

Friday, April 3, 2009

Release 0.8

Finally, its here. Yes, the MDRK (Mozilla Developers Resource Kit) spin is available now. However, this is a 0.8 version, so some of the stuff works and some of the stuff breaks but by 1.0 release I'll have a stable version. Follow this link to download the ISO image for MDRK.
After you boot up the live DVD, from terminal, issue a command 'setenforce 0' as root to disable SELinux (this will be fixed in next release). And that's it, you are good to go. You can also download my packages and install them on your Fedora box. The link shown above will also direct you to my repository. So try using the packages and spin and any comments/suggestion always welcome :-)

Friday, March 20, 2009

0.7.5 Release

After my 0.7 release I've changed a lot of things in my packages. There were some bugs, which took a lot of time, but are fixed in my new packages now. All the new packages are in my repo now and can be downloaded from there. I've tested these packages on a bare F10 system and they work fine.
You can download my repo from here:

Friday, March 13, 2009

0.7 Release

Now when I have all the packages ready its time for testing. There are a few updates in the package which are available in 0.7. Again you can download my packages from my repository

I've tried installing the packages on a F10 system, while some things work, some doesnt and I am still trying to fix it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

0.6 Update

Sorry, forgot to mention instructions to get the rpms (duh).

So, here:

you can click and install the rpm, or from the terminal issue a command:
sudo rpm -i

After you install vyasrepo.rpm you can do yum install and install the packages.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Release 0.6

Now all the packages needed for MDRK (Mozilla Developers Resource Kit) are ready. You can get access to my repository by installing my rpm.

The next release is having a live CD. I cannot wait to see it happen. Meanwhile I work on it, you can still install my packages from my repository.