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Add Default Gateway to Linux

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 23:35 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: Linux, Tech

Which version of Ubuntu am I running

To find out which version Ubuntu is installed simply type the following in to a console:

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 1:22 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux

CentOS Fixing Error writing fstab Read-only file system

If you’ve accidentally broken your /etc/fstab file and rebooted and found yourself in the repair console.   You might run into some issues while trying to fix it.

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 22:06 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mount SMB shares in Ubuntu

Here is a quick guide on how to install CIFS and use it to mount SMB shares (aka Windows shares) in Ubuntu.  This is tested on Ubuntu 12.04 but should work on most recent versions as well as other Debian releases.

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 23:05 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
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Which is faster iSCSI or NFS when used as an ESXi datastore

I have a QNAP NAS (which is an excellent bit kit by the way), and I have 2 servers running ESXi 4 and 5 respectively.  I had some free time tonight so finally got around to setting up both an NFS and an iSCSI datastore on the NAS.  I was curious as to which would […]

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 0:45 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux, Vmware

Change Ubuntu keyboard layout

To change the layout of the keyboard in ubuntu 12.04 use the following command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 13:06 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Change Ubuntu Time or Timezone

It took me a while to figure out how to change the timezone in Ubuntu 12.04.  it wasn’t at all intuituve, so to save you the bother here are the commands you’ll need:  

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 13:04 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Assign a static IP to Ubuntu

When installing a new Ubuntu system it sets up the network cards to use DHCP by default.  I like to give my servers a static address.  So here are the instructions detailing how to assign a static IP to Ubuntu.  These instructions were written with Ubuntu 12.04 in mind, though will probably work on most […]

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 23:44 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Move the titlebar buttons to the right in Ubuntu 12.04

If like me you don’t like the way that Ubuntu is looking more and more like OSX these days here is something you can do to help restore some normality back to your desktop.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 0:36 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
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Add a new disk to a Linux system

This is the procedure I use to add a disk to any of my fedora / centos / redhat systems.

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:05 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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