Tag: linux

09 Mar

Migrating XenServer Virtual Machine VDIs to KVM

After having worked with Xenserver 6.2 for over a year now, I've decided to migrate away from it. It just wasn't stable enough with SATA pass-through on my machine, and it had some really annoying bugs with the way snapshots and backups were handled:

  • Under load, my ...

21 May

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahir) VM on a XenServer 6.2 host

I had a hard time getting Xenserver 6.2 to install a new VM with the latest long-term-support version of Ubuntu (14.04). The process documented below, pieced together from several posts, leads to a fairly straight-forward install.

Fix your pygrub on the Xenserver host

Based on this post, do ...

17 Mar

One-touch scan enabling in Ubuntu Linux for the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500

Here's how I managed to get Linux to recognise scan button presses on the S1500, and automatically initiate a scan to a pdf file. You first need to download Scanbd and install it. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any apt repository for Scanbd, so I had to ...

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