put tinfoil in your wallet, or put the cards in a tinfoil closure.
But then.... I came home one day and noticed the vm rebooted, and not cleanly. So it didn't start up again. I had to poke it to restart.
I was on a call for work (best test I can think of) and the vm crashed again.
Ok, so much for that.
So I just installed the latest virtualbox, installed xp and installed magicjack.
Hopefully vbox will fare better.
I hope there's some way to get this working....
Reverse engineer your magic jack software, grab your SIP credentials, and discard the hardware. It's tougher than it used to be but you have exactly the right kind of brain to do it.
Asterisk can be tough to set up but you can at least run it on your bare metal Linux OS alongside VMware or whatever hypervisor you're using. And if you need help setting it up, all the assistance you need is right here :)
His data isn't THAT important.
If he only wrote over the directory tree, then he should start learning about how filesystems work and try and piece it together himself.
Do they still make sector editors anymore?
From the point of view of a unix system, there's no difference between a sector editor and an ordinary hex editor designed to work on files.
or are you saying mount the device as a file and do it that way...
why not? everything is a file. block devices are random access.
All it takes is a bootable CD with a hex editor loaded, and a knowledge of the device you're trying to reconstruct.
This is of course assuming that the device is not physically malfunctioning.
cluster in a box. 512 atoms in 1/4 closet...
ANYBODY could have done that since all x86 motherboards still have to have all the same crap on them.
You can chop one of those babies into 1370 pieces and have a kick ass no-pc-left-behind $100 machine.
That is some impressive hardware. I might need to keep those guys in mind.
That's just what a lot of people need, though. I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2650 sucking down power in my basement 24 hours a day. Do I need all that power all the time? Of course not. I would welcome a box that sips power, especially during the 99% of the day when it's idle.
My understanding was that Intel was requiring contracts from Atom OEM's that had some pretty specific stipulations about what sort of laptops could be built with them.
Now that I think about it, there's really no reason why a home server needs to be x86-based. Most families just need them to be file servers and Internet gateways, which will run just fine on ARM. Even in a highly automated home like mine which adds things like X-10 and Asterisk, there's nothing that won't run on ARM with a mere recompile.
Hmm. ARM or Atom CPU, plus disks that spin down when not in use ... I'd really like that.