I'm running a VM under Ubuntu 13.10 running debain squezzy net install and using openvpn with transmission bittorrent client and every 3 days or so the service stops and I have to manually restart it. I suspect some sort of memory leak somewhere but I don't know how to diagnose it. Nothing shoots out at me in the logs. Any help would be awesome.submitted by mattfox27
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I have a 2tb drive that has 80gb worth of space used. The rest is wasted space. I want to use that 2tb drive for something else. I have a 500gb drive that I would like to replace it with -- without reinstalling everything.
I have used dd to image the boot partition. I'll be using dd to image it back. I'm sure there are a few extra necessary steps to make it work. Those are the parts that I need help with.
I am pretty sure the /etc/fstab has references to the UUID of the drive and that'll need to be changed. I know the swap partition will be missing, that's OK, for now as I can comment that out till I decide resolve it.
I know that dd doesn't copy the MBR and that grub will need to be installed. I believe that has to be done on the drive once it is booted, but I can't boot it without those existing first.
How does one go about creating the MBR and updating grub 2 to make that drive bootable?submitted by jdblaich
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A very interesting discussion is taking place in the Haiku mailing list right now. A developer has created a working prototype implementation of the BeOS API layer on top of the Linux kernel, and he is wondering if the project is worth pursuing.
Though personally I don’t like Linux operating system resembling Windows (I had really bad experiences with Windows and lost a lot of data in the past at a critical phase in my student life and OS resembling Windows reminds me of the same), but I have seen Zorin OS to be quite popular among the new users, specially those who are converting from Windows to Linux. Even I used Zorin OS for sometime in the past, but once I upgraded Zorin to the next release, it became Ubuntu and all Zorin specific customization are lost. However, the recent Zorin OS release is supported for 5 years (till April 2019) and possibly you don’t need to upgrade it for quite sometime, given the customization I am recommending in this article.