Tag: linux

  • Mounting, Unmounting Drives and Network Folders on Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Here is how you mount drives in linux on windows: sudo mkdir /mnt/e (specify the drive letter you want to mount) sudo mount -t drvfs e: /mnt/e To unmount: sudo umount /mnt/e Mount a network folder: sudo mount -t drvfs ‘\\server\share’ /mnt/share (remember to sudo mkdir /mnt/share first)

  • Where is Ubuntu’s Filesystem Located on Windows Subsystem for Linux?

    You can find your filesystem here: C:\Users\USERNAME-HERE\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState Or with this: %AppData%\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState And yes, that seemingly random block of text is the same for everyone.

  • Using the “find” command with real world examples

    When you’re on a mac/bsd/*nix system you will likely have access to the “find” command which is extremely useful in helping you to “find” a file. This can be particularly handy in situations where you aren’t familiar with the layout of directories on a system and need to find a config file or whatever. This […]

  • How to use screen with real-world examples

    screen is a program which allows you to run multiple terminal instances (think of them each as a window), switch between them and even detach and reattach to one later on. I will provide you with a few examples of how this works and why it is so useful: I often compile software remotely, this […]

  • How to make a bootable operating system image on USB

    If you have an operating system in the form of an .ISO file you may now want to burn it to a USB to run it as a live operating system or even to install it on a computer. This is very easily accomplished today with UNetbootin   Just download and install it (Mac, Windows, […]