Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

How to shrink Ubuntu 12.04 guest VirtualBox image

If you have done a lot of adding and removing of files on your Ubuntu 12.04 guest virtual machine, either by installing and uninstalling software or building and rebuilding source code or any other means you will eventually find that the dynamic virtual disk image size has increased and is much larger (on the host) […]

Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I attempted to open a reference manual in PDF format today on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precie Pangolin) and was sorely disappointed to find that the default application, Evince Document Viewer, had no search or find feature. Unforgivable. Here is how you can install Adobe Reader and make it your default PDF viewer – just enter […]

Installing Ubuntu 10.10 with full disk encryption

This is the best guide I could find for setting up Ubuntu with full disk encryption. Just make sure you use the alternate CD so that you have the advanced setup options necessary to set up the encryption. Yes, it even works with the latest version, Ubuntu 11.10. The guide is very thorough, walking you […]

Unable to build vmhgfs module

I had trouble building the vmhgfs module (the one that allows shared folders between guest and host computers) when trying to install VMWare Tools in Ubuntu 7.10 running in VMware Workstation 6.0.2 build-59824 on Windows XP. I was getting the following error: Trying to find a suitable vmhgfs module for your running kernel. None of […]

How to automatically start VMWare Tools in Ubuntu

To start VMWare tools from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gnome) do the following: Click System \ Preferences \ Sessions from the panel. In the Sessions window click the Add button. In the New Startup Program window enter the following in the Name field: VMWare Tools Enter the following in the Command field: /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox –minimize Click OK to […]