How to make and mount an NTFS volume in linux

Sometimes you just want to have a removable USB drive that you can move easily between linux, MAC and/or Windows PCs. The easiest way is to use the Windows filesystems as there is compatibility (sometimes with a bit of config such as this) across the board. First install DOS file system tools…

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NFS Client & Server

NFS is probably the simplest file sharing solution for non-Windows systems – it is great for Linux to Linux shares. You can find some workarounds or third party apps which will let you mount NFS shares in Windows too but I’ll be using SAMBA for Windows shares (search this blog or look in for the…

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Setup wifi adapter in linux

This little guide should help with configuring a USB WiFi adapter in Linux – this was in Ubuntu 12.04 but should work for later releases and other Debian based Unix versions. I recently configured my Raspberry Pi to use a wiki dongle but this guide didn’t work for some reason. This guide still works though…

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Tech documentation, guides, etc

As a way of introduction, I plan to include some documentation and ‘how to guides’ in this blog. They will largely focus around my own home server set up or the stuff I’m messing about with on the Raspberry Pi.My server currently serves (no pun intended) a number of purposes including hosting my DVD collection,…

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