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Das Kissenlager in der Planungsphase, mit Notizen
Platten leimen
Der Kissenschrank, a.k.a. Sideboard
das gesamte Ensemble

VMWare Fusion tools – certificate expired

When installing VMWare tools in my Mavericks VM, I got an error that VMWare tools can’t be installed due to an expired certificate. (resetting the clock doesn’t help… 😉

VMWare Tools can be downloaded from VMWare update server, e.g.:


The downloaded TAR contains a ZIP.
The ZIP contains the OSX Fusion app.
The Fusion app (in its package content) contains the VMware tools ISO files.

darwin.iso for newer OSX versions.
darwinPre15.iso for older OSX versions, such as Mavericks

The full paths are:
com.vmware.fusion.zip\com.vmware.fusion\payload\VMware Fusion.app\Contents\Library\isoimages\darwin.iso
com.vmware.fusion.zip\com.vmware.fusion\payload\VMware Fusion.app\Contents\Library\isoimages\darwinPre15.iso

Mount the according ISO image to your client, install VMWare tools.

connect to VMWare fusion VM via hostname

ping ubuntu1804server
ping: cannot resolve ubuntu1804server: Unknown host

can be solved by installing libnss-mdns in the guest OS.
The guest can now be addressed by

ping ubuntu1804server.local


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Plex on raspberrypi

Since Plex offers offical packages for raspberry systems, installing plex got really easy. The official installation documentation can be found here but misses a few steps when setting up on a freshly setup raspi:

curl https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
echo deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plexmediaserver
Link to the official docs…

Mounting exFAT drive on raspberry

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils 
  1. create a mountpoint, e.g. ‘mkdir /media/Malaga/’
  2. use ‘sudo blkid’ to get the UUID of the attached USB drive
  3. extend /etc/fstab by an entry like:
UUID=5B86-AAAA /media/Malaga exfat defaults,auto,umask=000,users,rw,uid=pi,gid=pi 0 0

Then remount all mount points:
sudo mount -a

Using Knoppix to backup a whole Windows disk as ISO

Are you trying to finally get rid of your old laptop, but don’t know if it contains still some data that might be relevant some day? If it still runs, just boot it up with a recent Knoppix boot medium and backup its data.

The default settings of mkisofs can’t handle deeply nested paths well, so I suggest the following parameters:

mkisofs -input-charset iso8859-1 -iso-level 4 -udf -o /path/to/destination.iso -V your_volume_label /directory/to/backup

Note: For easy handling of the data in OSX, you should copy the ISO file to a backup disk that’s formatted with exFAT filesystem.