Changing the Selected Item Colour in Ubuntu

  • Luke Browning
  • June 12, 2012
  • Linux

First of all, this is more of a reminder for myself as to how to change the selected item colour on Ubuntu (12.04). The steps are very simple and are as follows… »

Backup and Restore a Disk Image In Linux

  • Luke Browning
  • March 11, 2011
  • Linux

Here's a simple and easy way of making a backup image of your disk. It uses dd (used for low-level copying) to copy either an entire disk or just one partition, into either a gzipped file or onto another disk… »

SSH into UWE Externally

  • Luke Browning
  • November 18, 2009
  • Linux

If you're not living on campus at UWE and you are based in BIT, it's often useful to be able to access your files on the UWE systems without having to go into the University… »

Grub 17 Error

  • Luke Browning
  • November 17, 2009
  • Linux

After performing a few software upgrades, including my kernel, I got a Grub Error 17. I use Linux Mint and at the time used Windows Vista. Both OS's were installed on separate drives and, of course, I use Grub to select which to access. Now I'm not sure what caused the problem, but it happened randomly as far as I could tell. A quick search on the internet tells me this is because an "Invalid device requested". The problem didn't happen just the once either, it has happened a couple of times so that's why I'm writing up my solution… »