Monday, December 12, 2011

Mount Ext4 partitios in Windows

Ubuntu partitions are incompatible with Windows, we can not read and write to them  from widows. Ext4 partitions can be read  from windows if you install a simple utility in Windows.
 Download ext2fsd from
 Find out  Ext2Fsd-0.51.exe from the above site and install it. The following screen shots are self explanatory.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

how to clone ubuntu installation

Here is a quick way to  build an exactly similar  ubuntu installation on another computer.

$ dpkg --get-selections >my_pakages

on the machine that you want to clone. Install a clean copy of Ubuntu on the target machine. Copy the file my_packages to the target machine.
Run the following command on the target machine.
sudo dpkg --set-selections < ./package_names
sudo apt-get -u dselect-upgrade