Create Bootable USB from Linux

Install Livecd-tools and spin-kickstarts using Yum
yum install livecd-tools spin-kickstarts

Make the partition bootable
/sbin/parted /dev/sdb
(parted) toggle N boot
(parted) quit

Run the command from shell
/usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk /path/to/live.iso /dev/sdb1

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Google Repo for Linux

Add following to /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo file:
32-bit

[google]
name=Google – i386
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Install VNC and Fluxbox

Reference : http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server

Install VNC
—————
wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
yum install vnc-server.i386

Create your VNC users.
useradd test
passwd test

Set User’s VNC password
Run vncpasswd

Edit Server Configuration
VNCSERVERS=”2:test”
VNCSERVERARGS[2]=”-geometry 800×600″

Restart VNC Server
/etc/init.d/vncserver stop
/etc/init.d/vncserver start

Create xstartup scripts
Login user “test” and edit xstartup script.
vi .vnc/xstartup

xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80×24+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” -e ./menu &
amule &
fluxbox &

Install Fluxbox
————–
yum install fluxbox.i386
yum install xorg-x11-xinit.i386

Bootable USB Drive in MAC

1. Insert your flash drive
2. Open Terminal and run :
diskutil list
3. Note the device node assigned to your flash media
(e.g. /dev/disk1s1)
4. Run :
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1s1
5. Then execute :
sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/disk1s1 bs=1m
6. Finally Run :
diskutil eject /dev/disk1s1
7. Remove your flash drive

Bootable Linux USB drive

1. Download the version of Linux you wish to install in USB drive

2. Download Unetbooin application from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/unetbootin/unetbootin-windows-357.exe?use_mirror=nchc

3. Open the application Unetbooin

4. Select the second option “Diskimage” and select ISO mode

5. Make sure you have selected the correct location of your USB drive

6. Then click OK

7. When it finish copying, select reboot now and boot from your usb drive

Auto reload in Google Chrome

Create a bookmark with the following code as the URL

javascript:
timeout=prompt(“Set timeout [s]”);
current=location.href;
if(timeout>0)
setTimeout(‘reload()’,1000*timeout);
else
location.replace(current);
function reload(){
setTimeout(‘reload()’,1000*timeout);
fr4me='<frameset cols=\’*\’>\n<frame src=\”+current+’\’/>’;
fr4me+='</frameset>’;
with(document){write(fr4me);void(close())};
}

Click the bookmark with the tab you want to auto-reload active.
Set the time interval (in seconds) or set it to zero to cancel auto-reload.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=1a37ccbdde5902fd&hl=en