Debian & VirtualBox Guest Additions Redux

In my previous look at Debian & VirtualBox we looked at installing the Guest Additions from the CD image. This time we look at enabling the backports in APT and installing it with the distributions package manager. Housekeeping As we are going to be playing with kernel's and their modules…

Debian Stretch VirtualBox Guest Additions

I discovered recently that VirtualBox is no longer in the Debian official repositories, which prevents us from installing the Guest Additions from the package manager (apt). The Guest Additions provide the drivers for the virtual hardware in a VirtualBox guest. Installing the Guest Additions is still relatively straight forward however.…

Windows 10 local account password recovery

We are going to look at a solution to reset the password on a local Windows account, this will not work for Microsoft account (use the Microsoft password reset form) or an Active Directory account (contact your network administrator). Enter your PC BIOS and set the computer to boot from…

Creators Update and BASH (Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade)

Windows 10 Creators Update brings with it a new version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including upgrading the Ubuntu distribution from 14.04 (Trusty) to 16.04 (Xenial). Remove & Replace The recommendation from Microsoft is that you completely remove the Ubuntu environment and then re-install it. To remove…