BrokenFloppy TV

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BrokenFloppy TV
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BrokenFloppy Productions logo
Format Webshow
Genre Informational, Tutorial
Origin USA
Created by Cypress
Starring Cypress
Language English
Producer(s) Broken Floppy Productions
Location(s) USA
Running Time Variable
Network NA
Frequency NA
Original Airing 2004/2005 - 2009
Total Seasons NA
Total Episodes 8 (+1 Extra)
Additional Information
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website (defunct)

BrokenFloppy TV was a video project branching off of BrokenFloppy (a computer-themed blog) in either Summer of 2004 or early 2005. The website and videos were run mainly by Cypress. The shows focused on interesting topics, such as hacking soda machines as well as network attached storage, dvd ripping, etc. After seven episodes, the show went on hiatus until early 2009 when a new episode was produced, and there was a hint of trying to release monthly episodes depending on scheduling, but ultimately the show stagnated.


BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 1

In this 1st installment of BrokenFloppy TV, I show you all how to hack a coke machine, in order to get the information stored on it. The show is not very technical. It is more of a pilot episode, or a lost episode, but we like to keep it for the fun times. I do _ not_ want to hear about you wasting 2:30 minutes of your life watching it

BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 2

In this episode of BrokenFloppy TV, I show you how to easily mod your computer, without spending to much money.

BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 3

In this episode of BrokenFloppyTV, we show you how to encrypt your files, burn/rip a dvd, and how to easily play your mp3s from your portable player/computer on your stero for less than $5.

BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 4

In this epsiode of BrokenFloppy TV, I show you how to create a wireless network, and then, I walk you through how to enable some security features to keep your wireless network secure.

BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 5

In this episode of BrokenFloppy TV, we show you how to use the live OPHCrack CD to crack passwords on Wind0wz computers. We also walk you through the process of protecting yourself against attacks with such tools as OPHCrack and CHNTPW.

BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 6

In this episode of BrokenFloppyTV, I teach you how to convert DVDs into Ipod or PSP compatible video formats using only free tools.

BrokenFloppy TV — Episode 7

In this episode of BrokenFloppyTV, you will learn how to set up your very own NAS (network attached storage) using your old computers and harddrives.

BrokenFloppyTV — Episode 2009×01

Dualbooting Windows 7 and eeeXubuntu on an Asus EEEPC

What you will need:

  • Windows 7 beta iso
  • eeeXubuntu iso
  • blank CD & DVD
  • external DVD drive

Burn Windows 7 beta to the dvd drive. Start the eeePC and tell it to boot from the external DVD drive. Decide where you want to install Windows 7. I suggest that you chose a blank partition or that you format the one that you want to install to since this is a beta and funny things might happen. Make sure your data is backed up before attempting to install. You can get a product key by following the steps outlined by this LifeHacker article.

Once Windows 7 is installed, please download any updates available for it. The 7000 release, which is the one shipped as Windows 7 beta has a mp3 corruption bug. You can read about it on Ars Technica. The fix is available on Microsoft’s site in Knowledge Base Article 961367

Out of the box, the install does not have drivers for the LAN or WiFi. What you will need to do is download the Ralink Wireless LAN drivers from Ralink. You will also want to download the ACPI drivers so that your function buttons work. You can download the driver from here. Run the .msi file to install the drivers.

The installation of eeeXubuntu will be slightly more difficult as it will require us to manually partition the hard drive.

Follow the video directions for partitioning. An article detailing the complete process of partitioning will be coming out soon.

BrokenFloppyTV — Extra — Comic

Special party episode.


Series User Link Notes
Broken Floppy TV - Complete Series Famicoman Also contains extra 'comic' episode

External Links (defunct)