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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Thecus N5200 Ubuntu Install #5

Continuation of the installation and configuration guide for Ubuntu on the Thecus N5200 NAS. Initial post here Original location where I first posted it in 2011 here: http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/thread/4226+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+Last installment…I have already shown you how to set up your server with what I consider essential services. The following a brief guides to other services I installed because…

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Thecus N5200 Ubuntu Install #4

Continuation of the installation and configuration guide for Ubuntu on the Thecus N5200 NAS. Initial post here Original location where I first posted it in 2011 here: http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/thread/4226+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+Now that we have Ubuntu and our RAID set up we’ll do the long bit …#===== INSTALL SERVICES/PACKAGES =====#Feel free to skip any of these services/packages. They are just…

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Thecus N5200 Ubuntu Install #3

Continuation of the installation and configuration guide for Ubuntu on the Thecus N5200 NAS. Initial post here Original location where I first posted it in 2011 here: http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/thread/4226+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+ We have already set up our hardware and installed Ubuntu, next… #===== RAID CONFIG =====# # HOW TO CREATE A NEW RAID # Useful links: help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/index.php/Quick_HOWTO_:_Ch26_:_Linux_Software_RAID sysadmingeek.com/articles/how-to-setup-software-raid-for-a-simple-file-server-on-ubuntu/…

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Thecus N5200 Ubuntu Install #2

Continuation of the installation and configuration guide for Ubuntu on the Thecus N5200 NAS. Initial post here Original location where I first posted it in 2011 here: http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/thread/4226+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+Following on from my first post…#===== UBUNTU INSTALLATION =====#Useful links:mixeduperic.com/linux/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-part-1.html User security: www.devarticles.com/c/a/JavaScript/Building-a-Secure-Web-Server/2/ Download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS ISO. 32-bit. Make bootable USB, I’m not going to describe this here. Just follow this…

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Spin down HDDs when idle

This (along with all my guides) is for Ubuntu but it could probably be done on any Debian based linux variant. It is worth setting your drives to spin down when the system is inactive. This will save some power and reduce the wear on the drive.First install your dependencies:

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Failed Boot Partition – LVM Series #3

This one is fairly straight forward. This is what you need to do if your boot partition should fail and you need to remount  the LVM logical partition in a new machine or once you’ve re-installed Ubuntu on a new boot partition.Make sure the HDDs are recognised.

Scan all disks for physical volumes:

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