Using sfdisk to recover a partition table on Linux

As he re-entered the sfdisk dump manually in the remote recovery console, using the devil’s editor (vi), he was silently thanking the Linux developers for not screwing around with the file system when it cannot be mounted. Messing around with partition tables, disk volumes, and similar critical configuration parameters can …


Using Shared Resources from your Linux workstation in your RemoteDesktop (RDP) environment and Windows Server

If you, like me, are using Ubuntu – or similar – for your daily stuff and need to connect to a Windows Server by using RemoteDesktop (RDP) / TerminalServer, you may find that local (Linux) resources are not made available to you on the Windows side. The Remmina client on …


rsyslogd eats CPU on OpenVZ

All of a sudden, rsyslogd on an Ubuntu installation running under OpenVZ is using 100% CPU. One alternative is to replace rsyslogd for syslog-ng, but if you want to “fix” rsyslogd instead, here’s how: service rsyslog stop sed -i -e ‘s/^\$ModLoad imklog/#\$ModLoad imklog/g’ /etc/rsyslog.conf service rsyslog start Credits: