How to create a LIVE Thumbdrive of Ubuntu

Try Ubuntu without installing or changing your Windows setup. This article shows you how to create a Ubuntu “live” (will boot and run on your Windows computer) USB thumbdrive or CD. The process is completed in Windows. Running the live disk will not modify your Windows computer or setup. It does allow Windows users to use Linux commands and programs – without installing Linux. Continue reading

Use DD to Burn an Image File to SDCard

How to use the (Linux) DD command to burn an image file to an SDCard.
This process will create a tool to UNBRICK your Nook Tablet. The process is completed using the Ubuntu Live USB Thumbdrive that I show you how to create. This allows Windows users to use Linux programs and commands without installing Linux to their computer. I have instructions for building the thumbdrive and for how to use the DD command. Includes video of the process. Continue reading

Intro to Rooting & Modding Nook Tablet

Want to know what “rooting” is good for? How does it CHANGE my tablet? How do I “root” it? Is it worth it? What do I loose? In this and the associated articles, I will answer those questions. I also give a general review and comparison of the Nook Tablet to other tablets that I own. This is the first of a series of articles on the Nook Tablet. Other articles (see the list at the bottom of this article) address other, more specific issues of the Nook Review and suggestions for rooting and mod’ing the Nook Tablet. Compare the Nook Tablet to Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and other Android tablets. Links to videos & guides for rooting & installing ICS & other custom ROMs, doing backup/restore, fixing “bricked” units, etc. Continue reading