Monthly Archives: May 2009

Burn Audio CD from MP3 files (using k3b)

On 64Studio 3.0 Beta 3 (ubuntu based) I needed to burn an audio cd from MP3 files. First I have installed my favorite burning software, k3b:

sudo apt-get install k3b

Then I found that is not capable of recording directly audio from mp3 files, so I have installed also the libk3b2-extracodecs:

sudo apt-get install libk3b2-extracodecs

And it worked!

Great program k3b!

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Howto recover grub after windows installation

To recover grub:

Boot with a live CD (in my case I use Ubuntu 8.10 live CD)

sudo grub

root(hd0,0)

setup(hd0)

quit

To put windows boot option on grub:

Run fdisk -l to see the partition where windows is installed (normally NTFS or FAT32). In my case the result was that the NTFS partition was the thirs (sda3 NTFS). Now we have to edit the grub boot options and configure it accordingly (third partition will be number 2, because for grub the index starts on zero)

Edit …. and put the following lines at the end of file:

title Windows

root(hd0, 2)

makeactive

chainloader +1

�The parameter hd0 means that it is on the first disk (in my case I only have a single sata disc on this PC)

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