Archive for January 2013

Unable to resize ec2 ebs root volume

I have followed many of the tutorials that pretty much all say the same thing which is basically:

1. Stop the instance
2. Detach the volume
3. Create a snapshot of the volume
4. Create a bigger volume from the snapshot
5. Attach the new volume to the instance
6. Start the instance back up
7. Run resize2fs /dev/xxx

However, step 7 is where the problems start happening. Read more

git clone with submodules

With version 1.6.5 of Git and later, you can use:

git clone --recursive git://
cd bar

For older Git versions, just use:

git clone git://
cd bar
git submodule update --init