Author Archives: bolt

Cygwin for Windows XP – fast mirror

Cygwin stopped being compatible with Windows XP in 2016. Following this post on stackoverflow, you can find the setup files and a (very slow) mirror that’s compatible. I made my own, considerably faster, mirror of the last Windows XP compatible Cygwin release, at http://cygwinxp.cathedral-networks.org/ The mirror date is 2016-08-30, the 30th of August 2016 AD. […]

Killing a process tree, killing a PID and all children

Here are a couple of useful functions I wrote to kill a process tree. It’s useful when dealing with tcpserver, which refuses to disconnect a client for as long as a process it started, or a child of that process, still runs. It’s also good for tackling runaway unintentional fork bombs, rogue daemons and other […]

Making a telnet server with Bash and tcpserver

Telnet servers are everywhere. They are simple, insecure by nature, outdated, and often badly implemented. Let’s do that, shall we? 🙂 A simple way to make any command line interface listen to incoming TCP connections is tcpserver, provided as part of the ucspi-tcp or ucspi-tcp-ipv6 package on Debian. Using this, we can make any Bash […]

apt-get reports Packages not found

So.. this shit again. # apt-get update Ign http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease Ign http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates Release.gpg Ign http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates Release Ign http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/main Sources/DiffIndex Ign http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex Ign http://ftp.no.debian.org jessie InRelease Ign http://ftp.no.debian.org jessie Release.gpg Ign http://ftp.no.debian.org jessie Release Ign http://ftp.no.debian.org jessie/main Sources/DiffIndex Ign http://ftp.no.debian.org jessie/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex Ign http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease Ign http://security.debian.org […]

Installing Windows XP on the Dell Vostro 1700

This is basically the same procedure as installing Windows XP on the Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo u9200, in that it needs custom SATA drivers to find the harddisk during install, as well as a bunch of other ones. For this install, I decided to actually create a driver disk, and use a real floppy drive. I […]

Windows Volume License Keys (VLK)

I keep having to look these up, especially the “Upgrade Key” at the bottom. So I stored them here. Windows Server 2016 Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key Windows Server 2016 Datacenter CB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG Windows Server 2016 Standard WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY Windows Server 2016 Essentials JCKRF-N37P4-C2D82-9YXRT-4M63B Windows 10 Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key Windows 10 […]

Installing Windows XP on the Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo u9200 in 2017

I recently picked up a brand new vintage 2009 business targeted netbook, sealed in box – the Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo u9200 (fact sheet) (review => archive). At just short of 2KG (4.37 pounds) it’s rather bulky compared to today’s netbooks, but as a rather disposable piece of equipment for travel, which I’d be perfectly fine […]