dd is a low level copy/convert program used to copy content byte for byte. Personally I have used this during disk cloning, which often involves a lot of data.
From the moment you press enter on your dd command, you have no feedback whatsoever until the command succeeds or fails. Which often leads to this feeling…
Setting a static IP in Ubuntu is useful for a lot of things. You may want to forward ports from your router to serve web pages, use SSH from outside your local network or set up some sort of media server.
Duplicated UUID’s can be a big problem on your machine. But luckily it is easy to change the UUID of a Linux partition and can be done in roughly 1-2 minutes!
The UUID of a Linux partition is the Universally Unique IDentifier of that partition. I would say with a fair bit of confidence that in this and most scenarios, the Linux partition UUID has more of a local machine scope.
So, you are using Ubuntu, everything is great. You have customized it to your exact liking and are happy with your speeds. Just a few niggles left, and today’s is…..
Ignoring broken packages in Ubuntu or any other distribution of Linux using Aptitude package manager would usually be a bad thing and it’s not recommended. Maintaining a system of broken packages kind of defeats the object.
BUT, I recently came across a situation where I had to install a 32bit version of Chrome on my 64bit Ubuntu.
Some recent changes to Ubuntu have changed the way we set a static IP in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. Previously we could change the /etc/resolv.conf file adding in our static IP details. But due to some internal changes I’m finding it more stable to make changes in the graphical interface…. nm-connection-editor, as these new changes are overwriting the file with some generated content.
UPDATE: I have written some instructions on how to set a static IP in a more ‘Linux’ fashion. Check them out here (for wired connections only)
Recently I’m seeing quite a few people asking how to remove scrollbars from their page, both vertical and horizontal scrollbars. What I’m going to explain isn’t just for removing scrollbars but can also be used to make them appear permanently.
Why?…. LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE?
I recently updated my home machine to Ubuntu 12.04 and found MySQL 5.5 installed as default. As happy as I was to have the latest stable MySQL server, I was a bit gutted to find that LOAD DATA LOCAL was disabled as default, due to security issues. These issues may be valid but this is my local environment and I’ve got projects that require it so thought I’d
waste utilize some free time fixing it.