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VMWare Workstation Shared Folders between Windows and Ubuntu (debian) "Error Mounting"

While attempting to setup a shared folder through VMware Workstation 9.0.2 running on Windows 8 host, with a Linux Mint (Ubuntu/Debian) guest, and kept running into one problem after another.  I spent probably an hour or more just trying to figure out the problem and get it to work correctly, and finally was able to get something to work, here’s how…

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The ultimate NAS media center, with Debian based OpenMediaVault and Plex Media Server

So i’ve been slowly building my home media server for a while now, testing out different distros, different NAS software, and I have finally come to the software I will be using from now on.  Originally I started with Ubuntu, then moved on to FreeNAS, then Unraid, and finally Open Media Vault.  My main concern was having a media center server that could be used as a NAS (or something similar), but still have the ability to add software to run on it such as Sickbeard, Couchpotato, etc.  That’s when I found Open Media Vault … (more…)

cPanel Multiple Daily, Weekly, Monthly Backup Rotation with IONICE and NICE

If you’ve ever been the unfortunate person to need a weekly backup when the daily, weekly, and monthly backups for cPanel are all the same, you have probably found out that you end up being SOL one day every month.  This was unacceptable in my opinion as it defeats the purpose of having all of those backups, and luckily there is already a solution that has been around for a while now. (more…)

Error 29: Disk write error (Unable to boot using Grub)

Recently when attempting to boot an old debian linux distro off a USB flash drive using VMWare’s Workstation, I kept receiving an error saying “Error 29: Disk write error” … “Press any key to continue…” which was an endless boot loop that threw me off for a minute.  I’m sure I tried restarting about 5 times until I realized it was a very simple fix… (more…)