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How to install Windows 8 from DVD on a Macbook Pro 5,5 (mid 2009 or 2010)

To install Windows 8 from DVD on a Macbook Pro 5,5 (mid 2009 or mid 2010) you need to edit the info.plist file from Bootcamp. To edit the file, open terminal and type: sudo vi /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist It will ask for your password. Go to the line where it says: Win7OnlyModels MacBook7,1 MacBookAir3,2 MacPro2,1… read more »

How to really format an usb drive in Windows with command prompt

Sometimes, when you can’t format an usb drive, because there’s an EFI partition or something else. And you’re working on Windows try diskpart. Open a command prompt with admin rights (right click and open as admin) Type in: diskpart You will see: DISKPART> Then find your (usb) disk list disk You will see something like:… read more »

Project: DIY Ambilight (boblight) with Raspberry Pi

August 2013 Alright so you have a raspberry pi and xbmc (with Raspbmc). But wouldn’t it be awesome to have Ambilight with it? I thought it would! So after i read some about it, i thought there should be a clear and easy guide. Also I don’t like to buy stuff when I can use… read more »

How to connect to the Raspberry Pi from Windows

You can use Putty to connect. Fill in your ip address at the hostname field. Default username and password is: Username: pi Password: raspberry You can configure the raspberry pi with: sudo raspi-config

How to configure a static ip wired address for the Raspberry Pi

How to configure a static ip wired address for the Raspberry Pi? It’s really easy to do, this is for a wired connection! Log in with ssh to your pi (how to) and be sudo: sudo -s Edit the following file with VI vi /etc/network/interfaces Delete everything you see and past the following: auto lo… read more »

How to use VI

I like to use VI instead of other editors. It’s simple and easy to use and available on almost every Unix system. VI is also very powerfull when you learn more about it, but i’ll only explain the basics here. Good to know: VI has 2 command modes: command mode and insert mode. Insert mode… read more »

How to install CrystalBuntu on AppleTV 1st gen

Installing Crystalbuntu on the AppleTv 1st gen is very easy nowadays, thanks to Sam Nazarko. He created a simple installer for USB. You can find it on his site: www.crystalbuntu.com. This will install XBMC 12.0 Frodo on the Apple TV. Be sure to use MBR as partition table for the USB stick!

How to install Couchpotato, Sickbeard and Headphones on the Raspberry Pi

How to automate downloading files with couchpotato (movies), sickbeard (series) and headphones (music) for the raspberry pi. In this guide i’ll only use torrents. First we need to install git sudo -s apt-get install git python2.7 python-cheetah python-openssl Couchpotato Create user and download couchpotato and move the folder to a more logic place useradd –system… read more »