1. How to Deploy Firefox with Bookmarks and Addons

    Published Dec 07, 2017.

    Unlike Chrome, managing Firefox is a bit of a pain. However, I can't bring myself to pull it from our system images. I like Firefox! Documentation floating around the web is a mix of old, wrong, or doesn't fit my goals. I want to:

    • Bundle company bookmarks
    • Set some settings …
    Read on →
  2. Export-WindowsImage from ESD to WIM can't be mounted

    Published Nov 28, 2017.

    Today I was converting an ESD to WIM. When mounting the WIM with Mount-WindowsImage, I got an error: an attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

    It seems like a simple Export-WindowsImage from ESD preserves the ESD format instead of actually converting it to WIM. I …

    Read on →
  3. How to create a Compressed DDRescue Image

    Published Nov 14, 2017.

    As disk sizes explode, I've found myself having to mirror disks which I don't have enough storage for. My tool of choice is ddrescue. However, it doesn't support compression because it needs to be able to seek through the output as it rescues data. A solution I've found is to …

    Read on →
  4. Hide a Partition from Windows Using Linux

    Published Oct 26, 2017.

    I use CloneZilla to create Windows recovery images for users. The general idea is they boot the USB and with very few steps can restore their PC to a "factory" state. The drive consists of two partitions—the CloneZilla boot partition, and a data partition. I have had problems with …

    Read on →
  5. Adventures in XFS Defragmentation

    Published Jul 30, 2017.

    I've got a server at home I use to store personal media and stream it to my TV with Plex. I was having issues with lagging during streaming. After some inspection, it didn't seem to be a constraint on CPU resources causing the problem, but IO. After disabling other IO …

    Read on →

Page 1 / 5