Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How to Create Bootable Windows 10 USB on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

1. Open Disks app on Ubuntu and format the drive NTFS

Do It The Hard OCD Way:

2. Grab the source code from WoeUSB: https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB

3. Open Terminal and create a location for WoeUSB:

4. sudo mkdir /opt/woeusb

5. cd /opt/woeusb  && git clone https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB.git

6. In order to run mk-build-debs you need to install devscripts

7. sudo apt-get install devscripts equivs gdebi-core -y (NOTE: Remove when your done for security of your system)

8. Then prep the environment: sudo ./setup-development-environment.bash

9. cd /opt/woeusb/WoeUSB/ and then run sudo mk-build-deps

10. sudo gdebi woeusb-build-deps_*

Do It the Fast...I Don't Have Time, I'm Busy Way:

2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get install woeusb -y


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How to Fix "The Specified Virtual Disk Needs Repair" on VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

You try to enlarge the disk and you run into the error about the disk needing repair.

Verified that works on VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu 18.04.1

1. Open terminal on the machine you have VMware Workstation installed

2. /usr/bin/vmware-diskmanager -R /path/to/.vmdk file

3. Go to settings of the VM and try your advanced operation to compact the disk or expand it. Bam...done.