Ben Hamilton

Setting up Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS under VMware on Mac OSX

Good set of instructions on how to get Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS running under VMware Fusion on your Mac OSX machine.

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Mobile Ubuntu

…the company is aiming to rival Android and it believes that the conflict of interest from Google’s purchased Motorola has given many of its Android partners cause to look for alternative options. Ubuntu has the aim of being one such choice as a disruptive, smaller option…

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Painless upgrade to WordPress 2.5

Just did yet another painless upgrade to WordPress, which is the software that powers this web site. It is now running version 2.5 quite happily. What made this upgrade different was the fact that I did it from my laptop running Ubuntu 7.10. Every other upgrade I’ve done from a Windows platform, using the FTP […]

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More GRUB editing

Two pages I’ve found useful when playing with GRUB (a Boot loader that allows you to choose between multiple operating systems on boot up) are these: The GRUB Manual The GRUB page – particularly this one on temporarily editing a GRUB menu item It is nice to be able to re-order the menu items, change […]

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Ubuntu & Wireshark sitting in a tree

Did a google for “Ubuntu wireshark install” hoping to get some instructions on how to get Wireshark installed under Ubuntu. Found the following line: sudo apt-get install ethereal and knowing that ethereal was the former name for wireshark, I promptly entered sudo apt-get install wireshark at the command prompt. Lo and Behold, it starts installing […]

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Ubuntu VPN goodness

I’m now running Ubuntu 7.10 on my personal laptop (it dual boots with MS Vista Ultimate, but defaults to Ubuntu). Of course I want to do it all, including connecting to MS Windows VPN’s. The short set of instructions over at tipotheday were spot-on. My only addition would be to have the Ubuntu 7.10 install […]

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Editing the GRUB records

Posted more for my own benefit sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst This runs vi as the superuser, editing the grub menu, which is what controls which OS to boot into. Important for me ’cause the new laptop is now dual booting Ubuntu and MS Vista Ultimate. Just changing the default OS, now it’s Ubuntu 7.10, loving it!

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