Shallow Thoughts : : Oct

Akkana's Musings on Open Source Computing and Technology, Science, and Nature.

Sat, 14 Oct 2023

Annular Eclipse Party

[Annular eclipse, afocal with cellphone camera through H-alpha scope] The path for the Oct 14, 2023 annular eclipse passed right over my house. What luck!

We'd driven a few hours to see the last annular eclipse, in 2012, from Red Bluff, CA. The opportunity to see one from home, without needing to drive anywhere, was not to be missed.

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[ 19:22 Oct 14, 2023    More science/astro | permalink to this entry | ]

Fri, 06 Oct 2023

QEMU Windows Guest: Easy File Sharing with QEMU's built-in SMB

Last year I wrote about my efforts to share files in QEMU between a Linux host and Windows guest. Someone in the comments pointed me to WinFSP and WinSSHFS, and I was able to get file sharing working that way, after installing both those packages on the Windows guest.

But I recently found a much easier way, using QEMU's built-in SMB handler.

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[ 08:02 Oct 06, 2023    More linux | permalink to this entry | ]

Sun, 01 Oct 2023

Create a Windows 10 that Boots off a USB Stick, from Linux

In 2019, I wrote about struggling to get any sort of Windows booting off an external USB stick, in order to Install Lenovo Firmware Packaged as a .exe on a Linux Machine. I ended up needing to borrow a real Windows machine and install Rufus on it.

In 2023, things are much better. Aki at atkdinosaurus has written a clear, concise tutorial on that topic: How to create a Windows 10 installation on a USB stick in UEFI mode. I love that it's all command-line, so you can duplicate the steps exactly.

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[ 10:07 Oct 01, 2023    More linux | permalink to this entry | ]