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How to: Linux Dual Boot on Dell 7710 with Windows 10, NVMe SSD, and UEFI

subtitle:  Linux doesn’t see Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD on Dell Precision 7710 laptop preloaded with Windows 10 Here are the steps I took to get LinuxMint 18 installed on a laptop with a NVMe SSD and UEFI while … Continue reading

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Add Virtual Network Interface to Ethernet Card

Want your single physical network adapter to have multiple addresses?  In Linux, it is very easy to add new addresses to your existing card, just use the ifconfig command: $ sudo ifconfig eth1:0 192.168.100.252 (eth1 is the physical adapter, 0 … Continue reading

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Boot from ISO using GRUB2

Goal is to install new OS from an ISO image without creating a boot CD. Step 1:  Format hard disk to be used with a boot partition.  (set boot flag) Step 2:  Mount partition, create new directory named ‘boot’ (in … Continue reading

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Subversion (svn) on shared web host (bluehost) and Linux client setup

This explains how to configure and use a Subversion client from a GNU/Linux box*  to connect to a Subversion server on a shared web host account.  (bluehost.com)  If you have already set up a shared key for password-less ssh access … Continue reading

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HDD vs SDD

Since I’ve been working with virtual machines lately, my tiny Solid State Drive is filled up.  This was easily remedied by adding a traditional Hard Disk Drive.  I was surprised at how much difference there is between these two devices … Continue reading

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Partitioning a USB Drive

While I was away on business last month, I had two different occasions where I needed to boot a computer with an alternate OS to repair something that wasn’t right.  I used Trinity Rescue Kit for both of these tasks … Continue reading

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Bryson Helped me Bring Back the Internet

Last week our Internet access stopped working.  My not-so-old Linksys router had stopped working.  It would stay on for a few seconds and shut itself down.  This was the second Linksys to die on me, so I decided to ditch … Continue reading

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Blog is Out of the Closet

If you can read this post, then my blog site is now coming to you via a real server in a datacenter, and not my 700MHz Celron with 256MB of RAM through a home cable Internet connection.

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Only 37 Hours to Safety

I installed my two new SATA2 750GB drives with an “enlobal bearing” fan blowing on them and created a Linux software RAID1 array. I’m now in the process of copying the contents of my failing 600GB RAID5 array. Very exciting … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS Desktop and Server in Use

I’ve been busy installing and using the latest version of Ubuntu lately. Desktop With my recent move to use mint.com instead of Microsoft Money, and my almost complete satisfaction using Google Apps (email, calendar, contact list, most documents and spreadsheets) … Continue reading

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