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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…)

Tutorial How to build the Ultimate Bootable Custom USB Flash Drive with Multiple ISOs for Windows, Linux, Etc, and PortableApps for Windows Desktop.

If you’re like me at all you probably have more flash drives than you want to carry around, especially when they could all probably fit on one.  After my old 64GB flash drive took a dump I decided to purchase a new 64GB flash drive with USB 3.0 and compatibility for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.  When I got the new flash drive I was determined to figure out a way to get rid of my bulky CD case and just carry this one drive around with me.  That means getting rid of all my Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13…I think you get the point.  The problem is there’s no real easy way to create a flash drive that can store all of these, and boot into any of your choosing, and still be functional under Windows when using it for troubleshooting or repairing workstations…until now. (more…)

Using LFTP (FTP) to mirror/transfer files from one server to another

If you’ve been using linux for a while you have probably used SCP or RSYNC to transfer files between two linux servers. These methods work very well and I created another post for using a non standard port with SCP…but what if the other server doesn’t support RSYNC or SCP? Or maybe you just like using FTP or want to create a script to do automatic uploads? LFTP was my choice because it displays a nice progress bar with transfer rate.

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