Geographical Location Of IP Address

To find the physical location of a given IP address u may follow the link to IPInfoDb.

By default it shows the estimated physical location of your own public IP address, that is the estimated location of your own computer/ internet enabled device.

Enter the alternate IP address or domain name (website address) which you want to locate in the text box next to “Lookup an IP address or domain name” and click on submit (Go) button to see its estimated geographical location.

Please note that this is an estimate of physical location and may not match with the exact location of the computer/ internet enabled device.

How to recover Linux after installing Windows in a dual boot system……

If we install any Windows Operating System (Windows XP, Windows 7 etc) on a computer already having Linux based Operating System (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Suse etc), the system is not able to boot into Linux based OS, as Windows installers overwrite the GRUB boot loader during installation. As a result we don’t get any option to select the operating system during boot up and system boots up into Windows straight away.

This may create a lot of panic in the mind of the user as there are fears of loosing complete Linux based installations. But no need to worry as the installed Linux based system is already there. What we need to actually do is to restore the GRUB in Linux mode.

For the above problem we need to do following:

Download SuperGRUB from http://www.supergrubdisk.org/.

Burn the ISO into a CD using a CD burner tool.

Make sure your system is set up to boot from the CD (in the BIOS set up).

Reboot your computer after placing the CD so burned, into the CD tray.

The computer will boot up from CD and will load GRUB 2 and show you a screen as shown below.

grub2 screenshot

Select the option named “Detect any Operating System” using arrow keys and press enter key.

Please wait for a while, during which the superGRUB searches for the installed operating systems.

It will show up a list of all the Operating Systems installed in your computer.

Select the latest version of Linux Kernel shown from the available choices using the arrow keys and then press enter.

And you will see your system booting up into your Linux installation.

After complete loading of the Operating System you see your familiar desktop. This was all fine to boot up your system once. But to have a permanent choice of the Operating Systems we need to Install and Update the GRUB on the hard disk drive.

For this please follow the relevant instructions for your relevant distribution of Linux. For example, you may use the following link for doing the same on Ubuntu….

Update Grub

 

If your Windows-XP system is running slow…

Note:- Following instructions are applicable for Windows-XP only.

1. Go to start menu.

2. Click on Run button.

3. Type %temp% and press enter.

4. A window showing temporary files will pop up

5. Now please delete all temporary files…..by selecting all of them and pressing Shift+Del keys together.

6. Then empty the Recycle Bin, by right clicking on its icon on desktop and clicking on “Empty Recycle Bin” Option.

Hope this will help you a lot in improving speed of your system..

I know many people may laugh reading this post, but many users are not aware about such silly issues. If still your system is slow, u may ask specific queries in comments box, which we will try to reply..