[conspire] Utility to rescue formatted EXT3 partition & distribution, choice?

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Tue Mar 20 10:08:55 PDT 2007

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 18:59:11 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
>> At last month's SVLUG installfest, Peter was strongly recommending
>> against the use of KnoppMyth (well, actually against the use of MythTV in
>> general) in favor of a different piece of software whose name I now can't
>> recall. If he was your measure of success, that little factoid should be
>> interesting to you at least.
> Searching around for "MythTV alternative", one finds mention of:
> Projects:
> ---------
> Freevo
> SageTV
> Flava
> PlutoHome

None of those names rings a bell as being the one, but it was a package
specific to ATSC cards.

> [Avoiding fetching Debian DVD images:]
>> Note that, although it is smarter, you'll still end up tearing your hair
>> out if you do it over something less than a Gigabit Ethernet LAN, or at
>> the very least, 802.11n. (Not you, Rick. I'm referring to new people here.)
> My experience is based on building relatively minimal systems for
> starters, and then adding application, etc., only as needed.  If you do
> that, even for a "desktop" distribution then an installation from either
> a netinst mini-CD or Disk #1 with supplemental Internet access is fine
> with broadband, or even with 33.6 kbps modem Internet connectivity if
> you're not in a huge hurry.
> Perceptions to the contrary tend to be based on doing the dumb thing,
> i.e., pointlessly insisting on starting with the kitchen sink.

True, but orthogonal.

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:51:39 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

>> The other night, I got YouTube almost-working on Ubuntu PowerPC Edition
>> with a combination of Firefox, Gnash (from current CVS), GreaseMonkey,
>> MplayerTube, mplayer, and mplayerplug-in.
> I gather that it's been close for some time.  Found this morning
> via LWN:  http://www.advogato.org/person/company/diary.html?start=35

To reiterate, it was "almost" only due to my own flub; it would have
worked otherwise. That is the very purpose of MplayerTube. For the record,
I don't have much confidence left in swfdec.

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 17:16:44 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> Hypothetically if some list-member were to start going on at immense
> length about beekeeping or quoting chapters from _The Fall of the House
> of Usher_, such that the offtopic traffic threatened to overwhelm the
> mailing list, I would explicitly don my listadmin hat and intervene

Mmmm. This was just too much to resist. Here's the least of what I could
come up with:

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