Linux

Reinstall grub using Live-CDROM

After a failed upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 the server complains about missing disk error. The solution was to reinstall grub and reboot. The procedure is loosely described here. Boot your Ubuntu server using av Live CDROM you have downloaded from Ubuntu. Choose to Test Ubuntu since installation is not the desired option at this time. […]

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Linux

How to mount LVM partitions from rescue mode

This is a short post about mounting LVM partitions when you are using a rescue CDROM or a desktop install CDROM. The whole process is only four easy┬ásteps. Boot your rescue media. This can be a CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat or other CDROM that gives you a console access to the server. Most newer linux […]

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Virtualization

Mount VMware virtual disk VMDK-file in a physical linux machine

This example has been used on a machine with VMware Workstation 9 installed locally. To mount a VMDK-file you can use the VMware command vmware-mount like this $ sudo vmware-mount /path/to/vmdk/file/name-of-vmdk-file.vmdk 1 /path/to/mount/point In the example above we have mounted partition 1 in the VMDK-file from the disk /path/to/vmdk/file/name-of-vmdk-file.vmdk The files are now accessible from […]

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Linux

Howto mount UDF ISO-13346 ISO file in Ubuntu

This is just a short note on how you can mount a UDF ISO-file in a Ubuntu console window. # sudo mount -t udf,iso13346 -o loop ISO-filename.iso mountpoint Remember to create the mountpoint folder before you try to mount the ISO file.

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