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Compress and Split using Nautilus, “Cannot find ang0 in all drives”, Cisco VPN Configuration

In this series, I collect some useful insights when working with Ubuntu. This time: Compressing and Splitting in Nautilus using rar or 7zip, tackling “Cannot find ang0 in all drives” and creating Cisco VPN Connections.

Some things I stumbled upon while working with Ubuntu:

Initially, Ubuntu does not support compressing and splitting into volumes. It seems that only few archive types support splitting, among them rar and 7zip:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
sudo apt-get install rar

On Windows, I always used rar, but on Ubuntu I actually opted for 7zip due to its completely free version. In the dialog box when selecting right click > compress ... it should then be possible to select 7zip and choose splitting sizes under Other Options.

For years now, I am running Ubuntu and Windows on my machine. As I installed Ubuntu after Windows, I use EasyBCD. Unfortunately, I removed some of the required boot files on my C: drive by accident — specifically ANG0, which I did not know existed —, getting the following error when trying to boot Ubuntu:

Cannot find ang0 in all drives. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

After googling and following the discussion here and here, the fix turned out to be easy:

  • Start EsayBCD from Windows.
  • Delete any existing Ubuntu/Linux entries.
  • Create a new entry for Ubuntu/Linux (choosing GRUB2 as type).

The result may look as in Figure 1.


Figure 1 (click to enlarge): Final EasyBCD configuration.

As discussed here and here, two packages need to be installed to add Cisco VPN connections:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome

Then, when selecting to create a new Cisco VPN connection, the window may look as in Figure 1.


Figure 1 (click to enlarge): Choosing Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc) when creating a VPN connection.

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