ubuntu preseeding

Preseeds are poorly documented. This is a note to myself on how to reproduce an install sudo apt-get install debconf-utils # It is part of the debconf-utils package. debconf-get-selections –installer > somefile.txt debconf-get-selections >> somefile.txt “ via [ubuntu] preseeding installation 8.10 – how to preseed “encrypted directory” prompt? – Ubuntu Forums.

Synergy rdesktop shift issue

So there is a bug in Synergy where if you’ve got a Windows box as a synergy client, and you attempt to rdp/rdesktop to another windows box from that windows-synergy-client box, the Right Shift key doesn’t work. The following command will map the right shift to the left shift in X and work around this bug: xmodmap -e “keycode 62 = Shift_L NoSymbol Shift_L NoSymbol Shift_L” You may want to run xev and make sure your right-shift is keycode 62.

losetup and offsets

How to mount a filesystem inside a harddrive image # losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/diskimage

fdisk -l /dev/loop0

(example) Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 1044 8385898+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sdb2 1045 19457 147902422+ 83 Linux suppose you want to mount the partition on sdb2, the offset for that