Jun 09

Setup Guest OS on a virtual disc image (virtual machine) on Linux

(This tutorial assumes you own a legal copy of the OS you’ll be using to install as the “guest” OS, be it Unix, Winblows or any other Operating System not mentioned here)

In this tutorial I’ll walk you through setting up a virtual machine in Linux using QEMU. According to QEMU site, QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.

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Oct 25

Capture MiniDV Video Via USB on Linux (Howto)

I’ve got a Panasonic PV-GS320 MiniDV camcorder I bought a few years back to try my hands on making some cool travel videos. Forward a few years and the travel video idea has gone wayside, be it because more important things have happened in my life or just because I just flat out do not have the time. However, although time has passed, something has always bothered me and never went away is the fact my camera has both firewire and usb ports and my laptop doesn’t have a firewire port so I can’t grab the few videos I did make. No problem, right? Here’s the raw video:

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