Category Archives: Ubuntu

HOW TO install GNS3 on Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian

I wrote a script to keep my Linux Mint 17.0 GNS3 v1.0 beta install updated. [Edit: The script has been updated to download the latest release version, rather than the beta version] This script has been tested on 32 bit … Continue reading

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How to convert GNS3WB to ESXi from ESXi command line:

Many thanks to David Dionne who has has submitted the following: Get the WorkBench to your esxi storage via scp or vsphere client ssh into esxi server or access the console with Alt-F1 over ipmi1.5/2 or from local keyboard and … Continue reading

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V2P – Converting GNS3 Workbench to a physical hard drive

Many thanks to Drew at Techoid.net for writing this article explaining how to convert the GNS3 VM to a physical hard drive. It should work for any Ubuntu install as well. Also check out https://rednectar.net/2012/05/10/moving-gns3-workbench-to-a-physical-machinedisk/ for a second opinion.

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Moving GNS3 WorkBench to a physical machine/disk

GNS3 WorkBench user Malaya Manas has posted instructions here on his blog to show how to port GNS3 WorkBench to a physical disk/USB. The process of converting Virtual Machines to Physical is known as V2P. It sounds a bit tricky … Continue reading

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Linking your Host PC and Guest OS to devices in GNS3 WorkBench

Once you become familiar with GNS3, the thought soon strikes – how can I get my PC to talk to the routers in my GNS3 configuration? Since GNS3 WorkBench operates within a virtual machine, the process is a little more … Continue reading

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Linking your Virtual Machine’s adapters to your Host PC using GNS3-WorkBench

GNS3-Workbench uses multiple virtualisation techniques – not only do you have to be comfortable that the GNS3 routers use virtual hardware, but you also have to understand the implications of running the GNS3 application in a Virtualised Ubuntu Machine. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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Making Ubuntu-Gnome forget “open with” settings

I tried to open a text file with Ubuntu’s Document Viewer  – turns out it doesn’t read text files.  However, now whenever I go right-click on a text file it gives me the option to “Open with Document Viewer” which … Continue reading

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