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Running Bootcamp 3.0 on Windows XP x64


Running Bootcamp 3.0 on Windows XP x64

Problem The installer displays the following message:

“Boot Camp requires that your computer is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista.”


Alter the Launch Condition on the BootCamp64.msi to include the XP x64 operating system (code 502). Install the program Orca to edit MSI files. Move the entire bootcamp folder to the local disk. Open Orca and select the BootCampx64.msi (usually stored in \BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\ navigate to Launch Control and change the appropriate condition to include the code 502.

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10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines * Date: April 14th, 2010 * Author: Jack Wallen * Category: 10 things, IT consulting * * * 27 When you’re dealing with a system that won’t boot, you need a robust and dependable recovery tool. Here are a few Linux tools that might save the day. ________________________________ Our consulting firm has had a rash of problems recently that required the help of Linux rescue tools. From corrupt partition tables to severely infected machines, Linux tools come in handy when the host system won’t boot. But because of the plethora of tools available, it’s sometimes tough to sift through the cruft and find the ones that are usable. So I decided to highlight some of the better tools. I hope one or two of them will find their way to your toolkit. Note: This article is also available as a PDF download. 1: Knoppix Knoppix is one of the better tools for rescuing data from sick machines. It’s a full-blown live Linux distribution with a strong, user-friendly GUI that will allow you to easily mount a drive and then copy the data (which you will locate in an easy-to-use file manager) to an external source. Of course, Knoppix comes with the full arsenal of Linux commands, which place just about everything you need at your fingertips. 2: Trinity Rescue Kit Trinity Rescue Kit might leave you wondering, “Why isn’t this tool being developed faster and on a larger scale? Although TRK is rather slow to develop, what it offers is just short of amazing. Place it on a USB drive, boot your virus-laden machine, and scan the mounted drives with clamav, antivir, bitdefender, and more. This tool is all command line, so you might have to bone up on your commands to really make use of it. 3: Avira AntiVir Avira AntiVir is a command-line antivirus tool that is fast, robust, and dependable. There is a GUI tool, but installing it is almost more trouble than it’s worth. (It requires Java.) Installing AntiVir on Linux isn’t the easiest of tasks, but it’s certainly no kernel compilation. 4: GParted Live GParted Live is a live Linux distribution that allows you to manipulate partitions on a drive. It supports numerous file systems and lets you can resize, create, and delete, partitions. You can run GParted Live from a CD or a USB drive, so it’s very portable. 5: SystemRescueCd SystemRescueCd is another live Linux rescue CD that offers numerous tools to handle numerous tasks, including partition manipulation, file recovery, hard disk testing, ftp, and disk formatting. As with most live Linux distributions, you can place SystemRescueCd on either or CD or USB drive, and it offers an easy-to-use GUI and plenty of tools. 6: Ubuntu Rescue Remix Ubuntu Rescue Remix is quickly becoming one of my favorite data recovery tools. Like all good live Linux CD tools, it includes an outstanding GUI (it is Ubuntu after all) that can help you handle tasks other tools can’t handle. You can recover and rescue Mac files/filesystems, recover data from nonstandard external drives, recover deleted files, and more. The one thing URR is missing is antivirus tools. But, since this is a Linux rescue disc, once installed, you can simply add the tools you need to your USB live CD. 7: F-Secure Rescue CD F-Secure Rescue CD is based on Knoppix and allows you to check the integrity of your installed applications. It also allows advanced data repair and recovery, as well as recovery from that ever-dreaded malware! 8: Ddrescue Ddrescue is a Linux tool designed to copy data from one file block device to another. This tool will aid you in rescuing data when your drive is suffering from read errors. Unlike many of the tools on this list, Ddrescue is not a live distribution but a tool you will use on a running Linux machine. So to rescue data, you will have to attach that troubled disk to the working Linux machine. 9: Safecopy Safecopy is similar to ddrescue, allowing you to copy files from a disk suffering from I/O errors. It also includes a tool that allows you to read data from CDs in raw mode, as well as issue device resets and simulate bad media for testing and benchmarking. 10: Linux rescue mode This is the only entry on the list that isn’t a downloadable tool. Linux rescue mode is a mode booted with the help of a Linux boot CD, allowing you to repair a broken system. From rescue mode, you can recover a root password, repair or reinstall the boot loader, and more. When you boot into rescue mode, it will typically mount your installed system into /mnt/sysimage, where you can take care of any business necessary. More rescue tools? These 10 Linux tools can help you recover, rescue, and repair a Linux, Windows, or Mac machine. Of course, plenty more tools are out there. Have you come across a Linux tool that can help you repair or recover a damaged or sick drive? If so, share it with your fellow TechRepublic members.

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Mac OS X Bootup Keys

MAC OS X BOOT UP KEYS since i always forget when they’re needed… here’s some of the os x boot keys that do stuff Command-S Boot into Single User Mode ?Command-V Boot using “Verbose” mode (shows all kernel and startup console messages) ?X Reset startup disk selection and boot into Mac OS X Server ?Shift Boot into “Safe Boot” mode, which runs Disk First Aid. A reboot will be required afterward. ?Option Boot into Open Firmware to select a boot device ?Command-Option-Shift-Delete Bypass internal harddrive on boot ?T Boot into Firewire target disk mode ?C Boot from the internal optical drive ?N Start from the Network (NetBoot) ?Command-Option-P-R Reset Parameter RAM (PRAM) and non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) ?(mouse button) Eject (internal) removable media ALSO: if you use open firmware password… you’ll need this:?Startup Manager -accessed by pressing the Option key during startup?Enter commands after starting up in Open Firmware -press Command-Option-O-F key combination during startup. How to troubleshoot a computer with Open Firmware Password enabled?If you cannot access the Open Firmware Password application and need to troubleshoot your computer by: Resetting the PRAM?Starting up in Single-user mode?Starting up in Verbose mode?Starting from CD-ROM Then follow these steps: Start up into Open Firmware by pressing and holding the Command-Option-O-F key combination during startup.?At the Open Firmware prompt, type: reset-nvram?Press Return.?When prompted for your password, enter it and press the Return key. It responds OK.?At the Open Firmware prompt, type: reset-all?Press Return. The computer restarts and you are now be able to reset the PRAM and startup in Single-user mode, Verbose mode, or from CD-ROM.

Startup ?Keystroke Description ?Press X during startup Force Mac OS X startup ?Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete?during startup Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk) ?Press C during startup Start up from a CD that has a system folder ?Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot) ?Press R during startup Force PowerBook screen reset ?Press T during startup Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode ?Press Shift during startup start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later) ?Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode. ?Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode (command line)

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Adding windows printers for all users

The following script .cmd can help, see below for help file.

@Echo off REM this command file will add a network printer to a computer remotely

REM the parameters are:

REM 1 – the name of the computer to which the network printer is to be added REM 2 – the UNC name of the printer to be added

REM for example, to add the printer called ThePrinter that is shared from the computer PrintServer REM to the computer called TheClient:

REM key this command in a Command Prompt window:

REM addglobalprinterremotely theclient printservertheprinter

REM add the specified printer to the specified computer @Echo On rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\%1 /n\%2 @Echo off REM stop the print spooler on the specified computer and wait until the sc command finishes @Echo On start /wait sc \%1 stop spooler @Echo off REM start the print spooler on the specified computer and wait until the sc command finishes @Echo On start /wait sc \%1 start spooler

HELP FILE: Usage: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry [options] [@commandfile]

/a[file] binary file name /b[name] base printer name /c[name] unc machine name if the action is on a remote machine /dl delete local printer /dn delete network printer connection /dd delete printer driver /e display printing preferences /f[file] either inf file or output file /ga add per machine printer connections /ge enum per machine printer connections /gd delete per machine printer connections /h[arch] driver architecture one of the following, Alpha | Intel | IA64 /ia install printer driver using inf file /id install printer driver using add printer driver wizard /if install printer using inf file /ii install printer using add printer wizard with an inf file /il install printer using add printer wizard /in add network printer connection /j[provider] print provider name /k print test page to specified printer, cannot be combined with command when installing a printer /l[path] printer driver source path /m[model] printer driver model name /n[name] printer name /o display printer queue view /p display printer properties /q quiet mode, do not display error messages /r[port] port name /s display server properties /Ss Store printer settings into a file /Sr Restore printer settings from a file Store or restore printer settings option flags that must be placed at the end of command: 2 PRINTER_INFO_2 7 PRINTER_INFO_7 c Color Profile d PrinterData s Security descriptor g Global DevMode m Minimal settings u User DevMode r Resolve name conflicts f Force name p Resolve port /u use the existing printer driver if it’s already installed /t[#] zero based index page to start on /v[version] driver version one of the following, Windows 95, 98 and Me | Windows NT 4.0 | Windows NT 4.0 or 2000 | Windows 2000 or XP | Windows XP /w prompt the user for a driver if specified driver is not found in the inf /y set printer as the default /Xg get printer settings /Xs set printer settings /z do not auto share this printer /Y do not auto generate a printer name /K changes the meaning of /v and /h to accept 0,1,2,3, respectively Windows IA64 | Windows NT x86 | Windows NT Alpha_AXP | Windows 4.0 /Z share this printer, can only be used with the /if option /? help this message @[file] command line argument file /Mw[message] show a warning message before committing the command /Mq[message] show a confirmation message before committing the command /W[flags] specifies flags and switches for the wizards (for APW & APDW) r make the wizards to be restart-able from the last page /G[flags] specifies global flags and switches w suppress setup driver warnings UI (super quiet mode)


Run server properties: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /s /t1 /n\machine Run printer properties: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /p /n\machineprinter Run add printer wizard localy: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il Run add printer wizard on \machine: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il /c\machine Run queue view: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n\machineprinter Run inf install: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b “Test Printer” /f %windir%infntprint.inf /r “lpt1:” /m “AGFA-AccuSet v52.3″ Run add printer wizard using inf: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ii /f %windir%infntprint.inf Add per machine printer connection: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\machine /n\machineprinter /j”LanMan Print Services” Delete per machine printer connection: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /gd /c\machine /n\machineprinter Enumerate per machine printer connections: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ge /c\machine Add printer driver using inf: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ia /c\machine /m “AGFA-AccuSet v52.3″ /h “Intel” /v “Windows 2000 or XP” /f %windir%infntprint.inf Add printer driver using inf: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ia /K /c\machine /m “AGFA-AccuSet v52.3″ /h “Windows NT x86″ /v 3 Remove printer driver: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dd /c\machine /m “AGFA-AccuSet v52.3″ /h “Intel” /v “Windows 2000 or XP” Remove printer driver: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dd /K /c\machine /m “AGFA-AccuSet v52.3″ /h “Windows NT x86″ /v 3 Set printer as default: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n “printer” Set printer comment: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n “printer” comment “My Cool Printer” Get printer settings: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xg /n “printer” Get printer settings saving results in a file: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /f “results.txt” /Xg /n “printer” Set printer settings command usage: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n “printer” ? Store all printer settings into a file: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n “printer” /a “file.dat” Restore all printer settings from a file: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n “printer” /a “file.dat” Store printer information on level 2 into a file : rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n “printer” /a “file.dat” 2 Restore from a file printer security descriptor: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n “printer” /a “file.dat” s Restore from a file printer global devmode and printer data: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n “printer” /a “file.dat” g d Restore from a file minimum settings and resolve port name: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n “printer” /a “file.dat” m p

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Windows Run Commands


The List Accessibility Controls access.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools certmgr.msc

Calculator calc

Character Map charmap

Check Disk Utility chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer clipbrd

Command Prompt cmd

Component Services dcomcnfg

Computer Management compmgmt.msc

Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl

DDE Shares ddeshare

Device Manager devmgmt.msc

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed) directx.cpl

Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr

Disk Defragment dfrg.msc

Disk Management diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager diskpart

Display Properties control desktop

Display Properties desk.cpl

Display Properties (with the Appearance Tab Preselected) control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility verifier

Event Viewer eventvwr.msc

File Signature Verification Tool sigverif

Findfast findfast.cpl

Folders Properties control folders

Fonts control fonts

Fonts Folder fonts

Free Cell Card Game freecell

Game Controllers joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game mshearts

Iexpress Wizard iexpress

Indexing Service ciadv.msc

Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid

Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws

Keyboard Properties control keyboard

Local Security Settings secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows logoff

Master Volume Control sndvol32

Microsoft Chat winchat

Microsoft Excel excel

Microsoft Internet Explorer iexplorer

Microsoft Paint mspaint

Microsoft Word winword

Minesweeper Game winmine

Mouse Properties control mouse

Mouse Properties main.cpl

Netstat netstat

Network Connections control netconnections

Network Connections ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl

Notepad notepad

Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl

Object Packager packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard osk

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl

Password Properties password.cpl

Performance Monitor perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor perfmon

Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl

Power Configuration powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes control printers

Printers Folder printers

Private Character Editor eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl

Regional Settings intl.cpl

Registry Editor regedit

Remote Desktop mstsc

Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks

Security Center wscui.cpl

Services services.msc

Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows shutdown

Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game spider

SQL Client Configuration cliconfg

System Configuration Editor sysedit

System Configuration Utility msconfig

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x

System Properties sysdm.cpl

Task Manager taskmgr

Telnet Client telnet

Traceroute tracert

User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl

User Account Management (Advanced) control userpasswords2

Utility Manager utilman

Windows Firewall firewall.cpl

Windows Magnifier magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc

Windows System Security Tool syskey

Windows Update Launches wupdmgr

Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart

Wordpad Write

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