Posts Tagged ‘ partition ’

Resizing GPT Partition on VMware virtual server without loosing data

Jun 25th, 2016 | By

So you want to enlarge one of your partitions on one of your virtual servers eh?  First things first, shut the instance down and then go into Edit Settings for the instance and change the hard drive to the new size. Now start up the box and go grab gdisk.  fdisk won’t work well, parted
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A few words about custom partitions and /var

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

So I just installed Debian onto my new laptop, this time through vmware with a windows 7 host because I for once have enough ram and cpu to handle virtualization, and this time I felt I was ready to custom configure a more complex partition schema based on my experience.  Not the recommended BS that
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Setup your swap partition a flash card in Debian linux

Jul 20th, 2012 | By

*A WORD TO THE WISE – DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS* Flash cards are not designed to handle heavy loads of tiny read/writes all the time and will fail sooner rather than later.. I just had my system go into the shitty with a syslog filled with 1000’s of messages like this:  [59443.104957] Write-error on swap-device
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Complete gconf / dbus / kde failure in Debian Squeeze

Mar 11th, 2012 | By

Well today was a fun day of frustration as Debian just broke down completely and vomitted all over the place.  I’ll get the insanely simple solution later but let me tell you about the symptoms first.  Mainly that nothing bloody works.  When you log into an account from shell, IE: ctrl-f2 you are greeted with
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