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  • Peter Mahoney 1:38 pm on February 18, 2016
    Tags: install, server, ubuntu, usb   

    I was having all kind of trouble installing Ubuntu Server today. I tried writing the disc image to a USB in a variety of ways, but it kept failing at various points of the install, check disks never succeeded, and I couldn’t help but notice I wasn’t even seeing a couple of the screens I expected too.

    Over lunch I found this:

    Due to changes in syslinux, it is not currently possible to use usb-creator from 14.04 and earlier releases to write USB images for 15.04 or later; we believe that it is also not possible to use usb-creator from a 15.04 or later system to write USB images for earlier releases. For now the workaround is to use a matching release of Ubuntu to write the images, but we intend to issue updates soon to work around this incompatibility

    So the issue was the computer I was creating the USB on wasn’t compatible with the Ubuntu server image I was creating.

    Here’s the solution:

    1. Right click your ubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso > Open with Disk Image writer
    2. Choose your usb drive and click Start Restoring… and follow the instruction.
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  • Peter Mahoney 3:08 pm on July 8, 2013
    Tags: gwibber, , twitter API, ubuntu   

    Gwibber and the new Twitter API 

    I noticed Gwibber, my social networking app for Ubuntu, stopped updating my Twitter status after the API was updated. Basically, it was broken.

    And as of yet, it’s not been patched.

    Here’s a fix I used to get Ubuntu updating my Twitter account again.

    pkill gwibber
    sudo gedit "/usr/share/gwibber/plugins/twitter/__init__.py"

    Then search and replace “api.twitter.com/1” to “api.twitter.com/1.1”


    For the sake of honesty, I’ll admit I didn’t find this fix myself, I found it here.

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