How to connect to a Cisco Device using USB Console

This article was written using instructions for Ubuntu, but was actually tested on a Raspberry Pi. Cool, eh? Install minicom $ sudo apt-get install minicom Find the device $ dmesg | grep ttyUSB [ 5.494345] usb 1-1.2: Moschip 2 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB0 Note the device: In this case it is… read more »

Install PHP 5.3 on Ubuntu 17.10

I know, I know, I know, I know! I need to update my code! If I haven’t said it already, I know! But… I don’t have time to updated hundreds upon hundreds of lines of code, so I’m taking the easy way out. I found the steps to do it here: The system I’m… read more »

Setting a default gateway in Linux

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a networking noob and I’m always trying new things to gain a better understanding of how networking works. Personally, I find it fascinating, but the deeper I dig, the the deeper the whole seems to go. One issue is that most of my test devices (mostly Raspberry… read more »

Install VMware Workstation Player on Ubuntu 16

I recently upgraded my trusty 2 core, 4GB desktop to a Hex core with 16 GB of ram and now I’m ready to start managing a few virtual machines. I’ve tried using VirtualBox in the past, but never got the hang of it. I’ve been using VMware Player for a couple of years and love… read more »

How to recover files from a MAC that will not boot with Linux

I recently had a situation where one of our office Mac laptops failed to boot. I’ll likely need to reinstall the OS, but wanted to make sure I had all the important files before attempting this procedure. Items Needed: Flash drive for your files. Linux LiveCD (I’m using an old CentOS 6.3 cd) Network Connection… read more »

Common MySQL / MariaDB Commands

Log into mysql client: General Linux # mysql -u username -p Enter password: **** mysql> _ Plesk – Linux: mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow ` Plesk – Windows: (Untested) C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\admin\bin>dbclient.exe –direct-sql –sql=”select * from databaseservers where type=’mysql’ and host=’localhost'” WHM / cPanel mysql -uroot If this does not work, you might try using the root… read more »

Install ownCloud Server on Ubuntu 16.04

Software Installation Install Apache web server and dependancies sudo apt-get -y install apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.0 Install PHP and required supporting modules sudo apt-get -y install php php-mysql php-curl php-dom php-gd php-ldap php-mcrypt php-zip Install MariaDB database server sudo apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client Install ownCloud server Download the current ownCloud software cd /var/www/html sudo wget Extract… read more »

Install ownCloud on Ubuntu 14.04 Using Docker

This article was written based on the exact step-by-step process used to create an ownCloud Server using Ubuntu 14.04 with Docker from a new 512MB Cloud Instance from Codero Hosting. Each step is documented starting from the initial log into the server. Requirements: SSH root access to the server. Use of Nano text editor. Update… read more »

WordPress Tips and Tricks

I am, by no means, an expert WordPress user. I do, however, have a few very useful administration tips that you’re likely to run across every now and then. Changing the Domain Name This is actually pretty simple and only takes 3 MySql commands. Warning! In each of the following commands, make sure you are… read more »

Install ownCloud on CentOS 7

This installation assumes you are starting from a fresh CentOS 7.x Installation with no other services installed. Update your OS yum -y update Install Apache, SSL, PHP, MariaDB and Nano yum -y install httpd mod_ssl openssl php php-mysql php-posix mariadb-server mariadb sqlite php-dom php-mbstring php-gd php-pdo nano *php-posix required for ownCloud’s occ command line configuration… read more »