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Configuring Software RAID1 after installation of Ubuntu 16

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We all know how easy it is to set up software RAID1 during install… but what if you had to do it afterward?  Say for instance you only had one HDD at the time and decided later on you wanted to add a second drive and make it into a Mirror.  Well, this tutorial will show you how to add a second drive of the same size (very important that they be the same size!) and create a RAID on Ubuntu 16 after installation.

For this example, I used Ubuntu 16.04.1 without LVM and without custom partitioning.   And I have already added the second drive to the system.…

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Custom Linux Bash Prompt

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Ok, so I had some downtime at work.  By this I meant an evening shift where absolutely nothing was going on.  So I decided to play with one of my Virtual Machines.  My Setup at work consists of my Laptop, a USB Monitor, and a standard VGA Monitor, so 3 screen in total.  On one screen I usually have a full screen instance of Kali Linux going via VirtualBox.

I found two really cool sites called Bashrcgenerator.com and Ezprompt.net.  I used both of them to create my new user bash prompts:

The reason for the two sites is they encode each part differently.  …

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Configuring multiple IPs on Debian – The Easy Way

I was recently tasked with adding 100+ ips to server at work. Normally we deal with smaller networks, like /28 or /29, but this guy had a /25 which is 128 IPs (125 usable) (Side Note: before you argue and tell me it should be 126 Usable, In our line of work, there are 3 unusable IPs instead of 2… Normally you have Network (first IP in range) and Broadcast (last IP in range), in our line, we add a Gateway (Second IP in range) which is not usable by a server) SO taking away all the unusable IPs, and of course the primary IP assigned to the NIC card, that results in 124 IPs needing to be assigned.…

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The Personal Cloud Solution everyone must have…

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A short while ago I posted on Facebook about finding a personal cloud solution that gave me piece of mind.  Last year we saw Apple’s iCloud get compromised, showing us that using these kind of services to store our data might not be the best option.  How long till services like Google Drive and DropBox get compromised?  Both of which I have no quarrel with and have used for a very long time without issue… But at the same time I am putting the projection of my documents in someone else hands.

There are of course many solutions out there, like Western Digitals MyCloud which is definitely a better option, as it puts the cloud directly in your home.…

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Rooting the Nexus 5 (The easy way)

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Nexus-5-Press-Image-001-1280x874As my original Samsung Galaxy Nexus now has a Multi-Crack Screen I decided to upgrade to the latest and greatest.  Now the LG Nexus 5 may not be the best top of the line phone that’s out there, as the Galaxy S4 and other latest tech phones do have a bit higher rating, however nothing can beat the Nexus 5 when it comes to being PURE Android.  It’s the reason I only get the Google’s Nexus line of phones, they are 100% Pure Android.  This means no Manufacturer or Carrier “BloatWare” and no special proprietary customizations.

And as with my previous Galaxy Nexus, the first thing I did when I fully charged my Nexus 5 and upgraded it to Android Kitkat 4.4.2…

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