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Friday, April 15, 2011

Simple GUI Tool for Applying Patch in Drupal

This post will teach you "How to apply a patch to your file" in a Windows operating system.

If you are not the shell kindda user or a command prompt buff, you can use this small but effective GUI ( (Graphical User Interface) ) tool for applying patch to your Drupal files. I've noticed the various kind of errors esp in modules such as UberCart, Advanced Users and also when your web server is using a PHP 5.3.x version, and applying the "relevant patch" seems to be the only solution.

Download this awesome tool here ==> http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html. There are 2 versions, namely the 32-bit or the 64-bit. Download and install the relevant software with respect to your Operating system (32 bit or 64 bit).  You might have to restart your computer after the installation.

Here's how you apply the patch using Tortoise SVN:

Before you apply the patch please backup your database and the file system (your drupal folder on the web server) else you might repent later on...

1. Download the relevant patch from Drupal. Click on the patch.

2. A Window will open from where you can select the folder you want to patch. Yes, the folder and not the file, (Tortoise will automatically detect the relevant file that's needed to be patched).

3. Finally go to File and Save.

Done!!!!

Update [19/May/2012]: I found a more detailed description on this topic on the Tortoise SVN website. Here's the link: http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-patch.html

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Facebook Shortcut(s)

Shortcut #1: How to START or Go to a New Line in the Comment Box (New Facebook || FB)

As everyone of us must have noticed, it's not possible to press enter and go to the new line unlike the earlier comment box, making it difficult for people to post smileys, emoticons, comments the way they would like to. & today I happened to find a simple solution to this obscure problem. Simply, Press (Shift+Enter) in your comment box. Eureka!!! & it's done...

N.B: Visitors are welcome to post the FB shortcuts they discover in the comment box.

Thanks!!!! 


Saturday, April 2, 2011

BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart - What to do?

I just tried to install Windows 7 (32 bit) Ultimate edition on my friend's 4 year old Toshiba Satellite Laptop. Firstly I created another D:\ (can be any label of your choice.. E:\, F:\ etc...) Primary Partition from the default single C:\ drive partition. For installing an OS, a Primary Partition is recommended.

The installation went fine until the time the computer restarted? & Lo!!! I got this queer BOOTMGR error!!!!!!!!!!!! 

After Googling here and there for the solution... I eventually arrived at one. Follow the steps below:

1. First go to your BIOS (at the time of restart) by pressing F2 and change your Boot Priority to CD\DVD.

2. Save and Exit and the computer will restart. An option like "Press any key to boot from CD will be displayed on your screen.... " Press any key.... After sometime the windows Installation Menu will appear.. Select your option (which is not important... I mean any option can be selected..") and click next...


3. Click 'Repair my Computer'
At the prompt to select your OS installation, click the button that says 'Load Drivers'. This should bring up a explorer-style drive browser.

Then just right-click on the drive you tried to compress, and deselect 'Compress this Drive', which should still be ticked on. Hit apply, and apply to subfolders/files. Usually it must be the C:\ drive.. You can go to your C:\ drive by clicking on My Computer or Computer... Once the C:\ drive is displayed.. Right click on it.. Select Properties.. and then Uncheck "Compress this drive to save disk space" & Reboot.

Your Problem should resolve!!!!

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