How to set the Boot Volume from CLI in OSX

CLI, Macintosh, OSX, XServe
I've run into this issue a number of times a year, including today again, and I have to dig up the email I sent to myself last year with the command line in it. If, like us, you have a bunch of headless Xserves and you're trying to (re)install OSX on them you might have run into this. How the heck do you change the boot volume to the CD/DVD in the drive when you have no keyboard/mouse access or remote desktop? Well turns out it's quite simple (as usual). Just issue the command below from a ssh session (make sure the install CD/DVD is in the drive first):Run diskutil list to make note of the CD drives partition number (usually /dev/disk1s2 if the system has one Hard drive only).Run…
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Good old TTY…

atom, CLI, rss
I love tty. I love command line. I love vi. Well if you agree with any one of these statements, you have to check out startty.com. It is absolutely simple and stunning at the same time. All you need is a telnet connection (you can even do it across serial terminals). Here is how it works:- sign up for a account with a real email address.- wait for confirmation email, click the link inside the email to confirm and create your startty account.- login to startty.com website and goto the configuration screen to setup your panels.- setup your 8 panels with different content- bring up a terminal window and telnet to startty.com on port 50000 (telnet startty.com 50000)Now go and grab the oldest computer you can find, hookup a wise…
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HDHomeRun: Multicast

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, Multicast, OSX
Using hdhomerun_config command you issue the following (after tuning into the channel ofcourse):1) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/target none2) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/channel qam:a) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/streaminfo3) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/program4) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/targetMCast Address is in range of: 224.0.0.0 --> 239.255.255.255
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HDHomeRun: Automatic Channel Scan from command line

CLI, HDHomeRun
The CLI version of hdhomerun_config supports running an automatic channel scan.The CLI version of hdhomerun_config can be downloaded from:http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1923Usage:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan For example:OTA ATSC:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner0hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner1Digital Cable:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner0hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner1
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HDHomeRun: To save the RAW TS stream to disk

CLI, HDHomeRun
To save a 30 second unfiltered clip of a broadcast stream:1) Use HDHomeRun Config (GUI) to choose the physical channel.Ensure VLC is not running for the next commands...2) Open a cmd prompt and change into the HDHomeRun program directory:cd "C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun"3) Set the filter:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/filter 0x0000-0x1FFE4) Save the stream to disk:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF save /tuner0 sample.ts5) Wait 30 seconds and stop the stream by pressing Ctrl-C.
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HDHomeRun: Linux/OSX command line reference for hdhomerun_config

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, OSX
You use hdhomerun_config to manually configure HDHomeRun to stream video to a PC running VLC...You will need:VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/hdhomerun_config - http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19231) Discover HDHomeRunRun "hdhomerun_config discover" to find the HDHomeRun units on the local network.If you have more than one HDHomeRun on your network then replace the wildcard FFFFFFFF Device ID in the examples with the Device ID of the HDHomeRun you wish to control.2) Run a channel scanhdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner03) Set the channelAntenna:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel 8vsb:Cable:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel qam:Note that the channel is the physical ATSC channel, not the channel advertised by the TV station. Antennaweb.org is a good site for determining which stations are nearby and what physical channels they operate on: http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspxCheck the signal strength using the following command:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF get /tuner0/status4) Select the program…
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