Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

No matter what OS you’re cloning, using “dd” via command line will still work.  I personally tested while cloning a 1TB Ubuntu hard drive to a fancy new 1TB SSD. Backstory: I purchased a new Dell 7737 laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive, which turned out to be slower than watching paint dry compared to the old SSD I’d been… Continue reading Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

Ubuntu can mount ISO files, and IMG files after converting them to ISO

Today I needed to create an OEM Microsoft Office 2007 CD and found that I could download the disks directly from the Microsoft site. However, the files that I downloaded were in IMG format. At first I was puzzled, but quickly (via Google) found out that they were essentially ISO files. However, I did not… Continue reading Ubuntu can mount ISO files, and IMG files after converting them to ISO

Ubuntu Hardy Heron sound broken

Recently I was having a consistent problem with the sound on my Dell Inspiron 1720, which is running on Ubuntu Hardy Heron. It would consistently stop working all together, and I had a terrible time finding the cause of the problem. If I viewed a flash video on the web, the sound would die afterwards.… Continue reading Ubuntu Hardy Heron sound broken