dd is a very handy tool and there are some more practical things we can do. For example if we want to dump a 3TB drive and want to preserve it and only 200GB are being used on the 3TB we can save a lot of space with gzip.
Backing Stuff up with dd
How to Use dd to backup a raw hard drive and tar gzip at once
Change /dev/sda to the drive you want to backup
If you are using the default "Image Viewer" aka Xviewer it seems to die on very large resolution files. It seems to understand to scale them but the printer will try to print and then fail.
Using "Pix" viewer seems to fix this and causes these larger files to print just fine.
Now older versions of qemu-kvm didn't throw this error say if you just had "-video cirrus" when starting qemu-kvm. But newer versions do care.
And this probably only applies to you if you are running from bash/terminal with remote kvm images.
What you need to do is remove the "-video" part and just add -vnc :5
eg. this would fix the error:
qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -boot order=cd,once=dc -m 1024 -drive........
You'll have to edit the policy.xml file to fix this:
convert -density 300 output.pdf agreement.jpg
convert.im6: not authorized `output.pdf' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/454.
convert.im6: no images defined `agreement.jpg' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3044.
sudo vi /etc/ImageMagick*/policy.xml
policy domain="coder" rights="no........
WARNING: Image format was not specified for '/mnt/space/cucm12.img' and probing guessed raw.
Automatically detecting the format is dangerous for raw images, write operations on block 0 will be restricted.
Specify the 'raw' format explicitly to remove the restrictions.
#you should manually specify the format
Proxmox at the root of your storage creates and "images"and "templates/iso" folder for VM images and iso's respectively. It ignores files in any other location.........
This is useful if you have a bunch of images/scans where the same area at the top needs to be chopped.
Sometimes the -trim option (such as the case of white space on top)is wrong and ends up cropping the image and losing some text.
ImageMagick's convert is very useful but tricky to find some things out as I find it to be less than intuitive sometimes.
Chopping off the bottom
convert -crop -0-400 image.jpg image.pdf........
This is one thing that has me wondering about SMF. It is apparently a known issue but in the latest version and new install nothing looked right because it was using http://127.0.0.1 to find everything! How on earth would it ever do this or think it is normal?
Excerpt of crazy html code it produces that causes the issue:
It has been a big pain for a long-time to install Windows from a Linux environment. I used to run a windows install server and it never worked right for some reason (the install would fail on most servers).
Before getting start be sure to setup your samba share so once you boot into WinPE you can mount the install for whatever Windows you want
path = /tftpboot/images/winstall
guest ok = yes........
yum -y install samba
mkdir syslinux;cd syslinux;unzip syslinux-6.03.zip
mkdir -p /tftpboot/libs/
cp bios/com32/modules/linux.c32 /tftpboot/libs/
cp bios/com32/libutil/libutil.c32 /tftpboot/libs/
cp bios/com32/lib/libcom32.c32 /tftpboot/libs/
#add lib path
echo "PATH libs" >> /tftpboot/pxeli........
add this style="background-size: contain;max-width: 100%; height: auto;" to your img code.
Jun 1 15:45:42 videoeditor-desktop org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory: project_data:INFO Missing folder chosen by user:
Jun 1 15:45:42 videoeditor-desktop org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory: project_data:INFO Removed missing file: MAH02949.MP4
Jun 1 15:45:57 videoeditor-desktop org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory: ui_util:WARNING Icon theme media-playback-start not found. Will use backup........
*Update so this doesn't work it must be something to do with the path of nfs or something else but the installer fails with "Installer crashed" at the end whereas with the CD/USB it works.
This assumes you've already installed and configured a separate PXE/DHCP server somewhere else and your /tftpboot directory is setup.
This is for Linux Mint 18.1 but generally applies to most versions although you may have tro change things like "casper"........
Based on this tutorial: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/overlay-images-video-using-mplayer-and-mencoder
mencoder -oac pcm -ovc raw -vf bmovl=0:0:tfifo -o $output $file
vf_bmovl: Unknown command: ''. Ignoring. ........
When you start uploading larger images in Wordpress you have to make sure your maximum attachment size is large enough and that the execution time is not too short:
[Thu May 12 16:32:25 2016] [error] [client 10.10.5.2] PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /httpdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php on line 182
Solution Edit p........
If the file size is too large you need to resize them on the fly:
convert -resize 25% *.jpg output.pdf
The resize flag takes a % I have tried without and it seems to take it as pixels and becomes way too small.
You can also play with the "-quality 25" flag to decrease file size even more.........
convert -append file1.jpg file2.jpg output.jpg
The above is all there is to it.
file1.jpg and file2.jpg are the ones to combine (the order is used)and output.jpg is the combined image.........
Thsi is very handy when doing your own kernel development.
-m specifies how much ram (in the example it is 768MB)
-kernel specifies the path to the kernel file
-net tap,ifname=tap1,script=no (the ifname=tap1 is what you need to change and setup manually).
*Run "tunctl -b" to create a tap device and use the one it gives you for ifname=
Enable networking to the outside like this:
*Note we assume that your bridge is br0 i........
libguestfs tools howto guide for managing virtual machine images.
libguestfs-tools aka guestfs tools has a lot of tools that make this very easy for you. You can easily mount partitons from an image with some of the commands below.
To mount a partition
#mount the kvmuser102821.img image and the /dev/sda1 partition from it to the local directory "mount"
guestmount -a kvmuser102821.img -m /dev/sda1 mount
Say if you have a form/button like this:
Current Direct stable URL from Fedora: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers
Direct Downoad of Stable Virtio: https://fedorap........
I was having an issue with only certain random/jpeg files with the functions imagecreatefromjpeg imagecreatetruecolor and other related ones.
This issue was annoying basically it seems like a libgd issue/bug with newer versions of PHP and it was difficult to trace-out. One very useful thing that helped me was using "php-cgi" and passing the query string as an argument eg:
php-cgi images.php source=IMG.jpg (that way you get all the error messages wh........
This happened after a customer migrated their hosting and the issue was being unable to access PHP sessions.
Warning: session_start(): open(/var/lib/php/session/sess_3e0oms763m6mrqekdnnmodlhs3, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in /register.php(202) : eval()'d code on line 1
Solution:(use the correct ownership/permissions)
chown apache.apache -R /var/lib/php........
On the same OS with the same kernels basically I cannot boot FreeBSD installer, I believe the issue is the host CPU.
One host runs an Intel and works, while an Opteron 2373 does not work despite suggestions from this thread: http://220.127.116.11/showthread.php?t=36761
I've tried cpu options like "kvm64" "Opteron_G3" and none........
One thing to remember is that you need MegaCli to do the flashing.
You also need the correct file,I tried at least 2 different Perc 6 firmwares from Dell that kept getting rejected as corrupt by MegaCli(they were really the wrong version). I have an external PCI-E Dell 6 Perc/I butI chose images from the 'Integrated" on motherboard version as it was allI could find. They are different, and below is my first time finding success.........
This is something I often setup for clients because it's very helpful for people in datacenters, this allows custom OS installs on demand, you can customize it more by using kickstart etc.. but here's a base I use before customizing more:
This little script below will install everything you need to get booting by PXE Linux.
It also assumes you set a local IP (be sure not to overwrite your existing IP) on eth0:0 (note the :0) as 192.168.1.10 and it........
qemu-img create -b centos.5-8.x86.20120308.qcow2 -f qcow2 ../kvmguests/25000-centos5.8x86.qcow2
Formatting '../kvmguests/25000-centos5.8x86.qcow2', fmt=qcow2, backing_file=centos.5-8.x86.20120308.qcow2, size=10485760 kB
-b the source/base image
-f format is qcow2 and the location of the destination image
What is so special about this? It's even quicker than creating a template with OpenVZ but this is an actual OS.
It saves time a........
I've thought for awhile that Asus has been banking on its years old reputation for quality amongst gamers and enthusiasts and I think I'm right. My Asus VE247H Monitor with a supposed 2MS refresh rate has 1 red/stuck/dead pixel but fortunately it can only be seen on a non-true black picture or against a blue screen.
I have several Asus products and find they're all of fairly poor quality. First of all their motherboards have given me the most issues of any brand, they te........
fdisk -lu VPS.img
last_lba(): I don't know how to handle files with mode 81ed
You must set cylinders.
You can do this from the extra functions menu.
Disk VPS.img: 0 MB, 0 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders, total 0 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End ........
*Make sure that the ownership is 501.501 or mobile.mobile when copying back (especially if using ssh or sftp as root on the iPhone) otherwise things will break. Eg. the contacts will be blank even after trying to update due to incorrect ownership/permissions.
iPhone Notes Location/Restore:
Once you restore the contacts and restar........
Use "ImageMagick" which can be installed easily on most UNIX/Linux distros.
Remember that it will go with the standard file listing to determine the order but I believe you can manually specify multiple jpg's in the arguments.
Convert image/jpg to PDF
convert *.jpg yourpdf.pdf
This is a very handy and free tool.
Convert DOC/TXT documents to PDF
If you wanted to convert a .doc file or text........
php won't work with absolute links
Warning: imagecreatefromgif(/images/header.gif): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /vhostsdir/httpdocs/images.php on line 15
That is how my path is structured and ONLY likes the true full path as /vhostsdir/httpdocs/images/header.gif
Why can't it work relative to the vhost directory with absolute links just like say an html link would.........
I wanted to Import/Use a .vmdk hard disk image file from VMWare. Generally you can just "point" VirtualBox to it and use it and it will work but I found an exception.
One of my Centos 4.4 x64 images wouldn't boot. I had two copies, an older one and the newer one. The older one booted as normal (once I changed the VirtualBox driver to IDE from SATA). The newer one stopped at the "GRUB loading" message no matter what I tried.
As far as........
nautilus-gksu - privilege granting extension for nautilus using gksu
nautilus-sendto - integrates Evolution and Pidgin into the Nautilus file manager
nautilus-share - Nautilus extension to share folder using Samba
nautilus-actions - nautilus extension to configure programs to launch
nautilus-bzr - Bazaar (bzr) integration for nautilus
nautilus-cd-burner - CD Burning front-end for Nautilus
nautilus-clamscan - Antivirus scanning for Nautilus
Just install the following package "nautilus-image-converter" and you will be able to right click any image and convert the size and rotate it.
My only wish is that you could also convert the image type from say tiff to jpg etc...
This is an awesome/handy/feature and great tool to have. This is one way where GNOME/Nautilus excel, the possibilities are endless to simplify and make simple/mundane tasks quicker and more efficient than ever.........
I thought it was a GNOME problem because no matter what styles I applied Nautilus wouldn't change, but it was only Nautilus that wouldn't change/update anymore so I should have known.
The only fix/solutionI knew of other than rebooting is the following:
sudo killall nautilus
I tried closing all instances of nautilus that were visible and it had no effect.
And another thing to remember is that only will appearances/styles/themes not apply to N........
Partclone is a great tool that is basically like dd only it does not waste space, it doesn't take the whole partition, yet it does the same thing as dd, only with huge space/cost savings.
Clonezilla uses partclone and is more of an integrated/easy to use suite I guess you could say. I've personally only used partclone but I wish there was an easy way to mount partclone images.
I believe with Clonezilla you can do that, so I will probably give it a shot next time.........
I'm really starting to love ImageMagick, I've used it to mass convert/resize family photos with scripts and all kinds of handy things.
Today I just learned that you can create PDF files with it too, say if you have images scanned or anything else it's very simple:
convert *.jpeg output.pdf
You can replace jpg with whatever format your files are in. One thing to remember is that you can specify the order that the images/pages are added to the PDF manu........