Archive for November, 2009

Mapping encrypted volume groups to disk partitions

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I’m about to try installing a Fedora 12 test image onto the spare disk partition in this computer, but it’s taken me a while to work out which partition actually is spare. The reason: most of my filesystems are in logical volumes on LUKS-encrypted devices.

So, for my own reference as much as anything else, here is how to map an encrypted logical volume back to an actual disk partition.

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80s computer games I remember

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

When I think about it, I can remember more games I used to play on my Commodore 64 than I expect to.  Here’s what I’ve managed to recall.

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HPLIP 3.9.10

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

To head off the question before I’m asked it: no, HPLIP 3.9.10 will not be in Fedora 12.  We will stick with 3.9.8.

The 3.9.10 release contains a completely re-written print filter, 27 thousand lines of new code, all of it written by HP with no outside review.  There is no public source code repository for HPLIP so 3.9.10 is the first time this code has seen the light of day.