Boot Ubuntu via virtualbox inside windows

This comes from a site: This is a tutorial I wrote up and posted up on my blog. I recently got Windows 7 and Ubuntu running in a dualboot. However, since I’m using more of Windows now I figured I should probably find a way to run Ubuntu inside my Windows. VM’s are great, but it’d be better if I can actually boot into my existing Ubuntu partition. So…

April 20, 2011

Changing hostnames on Ubuntu 10.10

There are 2 different ways you can change hostnames on Ubuntu 10.10.  One of them is just a temporary change until you reboot the computer, the other changes the hostname of the machine forever.  Here is how you do both. To make a temporary change to the host name: 1. Start shell or terminal 2. at the prompt enter: hostname whateveryournewnameis This changes it to the new host name until…

February 4, 2011

Ubuntu 10.04 Thunderbird minimize to tray

Previously I have been using kdocker to minimize my Thunderbird to the tray area of my Ubuntu system. With 10.04 and Thunderbird 3 kdocker no longer works. To correct that issue I started using a new program called Minimize to Tray Plus This addon for Thunderbird works the same as kdocker but it actually works for 10.04 and Thunderbird 3. Here is what I did to get the addon in…

February 3, 2011

Ubuntu: Replacement SH or shell

I have been using Ubuntu for a while and I love the fact that the terminal or shell is so versatile. What takes multiple steps in a GUI you can accomplish with a command from the command line. This is great, and especially so since you dont run the risk of using up your memory or any other resources on the machine but I often find myself wondering, is there…

November 27, 2010

EVE Online

I have started to play the game EVE Online in the last week or so. I figured it would give me something else to do besides play World of Warcraft. Not that I dont like wow or anything, I just needed a change. So I started the trial account of EVE. I have to say that its pretty good. I have enjoyed playing it thus far and will probably get…

November 8, 2010

Ubuntu: Printing to Network Printer

I recently encountered an issue with a network printer that was rather perplexing.  I did not readily come to the correction until I had put some time into it. Here was the situation: We have a network printer that I added to my machine via the admin/printing section in ubuntu. I listed the printer in the network section, so I selected it and then hit apply.  It created the printer…

September 13, 2010

Ubuntu: Move active window to another monitor

If your like me, I have have 2 monitors attached to my Ubuntu workstation.  When using Windows you could always get programs like Multimon or Ultramon that allowed with the click of one button to move the currently active window to the other monitor and vice versa, but there has never been anything like that available for Linux.  Until now.  By utilizing a xdotool and a small bash script and…

August 23, 2010

Ubuntu: PGP encrypt file

If you have already setup your PGP key within the system you can encrypt a file with your pgp key by doing the following command from a terminal or shell: gpg -c filename

August 19, 2010

You might be a network administrator if:

What is the difference between layer 2 and layer 3 in the OSI model? What is the difference between a hub, switch, and router? What is a VLAN? What is the difference between TCP and UDP? How do you distinguish a DNS problem from a network problem? What is a runt, Giant, and collision? What is a broadcast storm? What is the purpose of VRRP? What is a VPN? What…

August 13, 2010