Today, I finally set up my new OCZ SSD hard drive:
All I had to do to convert my M1530 running Ubuntu over was use the cp command:
mkdir /mnt/root && mount root_partition /mnt/root
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/target
cp -a /mnt/root/ /mnt/target/
You might also have to repeat for other partitions like boot and home. cp -a is awesome. It does exactly what you need for this process. Now my computer runs perfectly (other than me having to tweak grub a little for the right boot options). The only issue is you will have to move the contents of /mnt/target/root in this case to /mnt/target after this is done, as there’s an issue with dotfiles being copied in the root directory of the source.
So, today I was invited to Google Group chat for the first time. This would be really cool on a terminal that’s not equipped with an IM client, since it’s all done through the web with flash and magic. But, since I don’t like having 2 IM clients running at the same time (Pidgin and the Flash one from Google), I decided I needed to rip out the Jabber Group Chat Room name from the invite page. I got some tips from this site, and wrote a Greasemonkey script to do so.
All you have to do is copy the room name into the Join Chat window, and put in groupchat.google.com as the server. I hope you find it useful. If anyone knows how to make this a link that GNOME will throw at Pidgin, let me know. That would be awesome.