I wanted to generate a password hash for use in the /etc/shadow file. My local Linux Mint (Ubuntu) Desktop already has mkpasswd available, your distribution may vary.
This prompts for the password and will generate the hash.
The command to list the directories using the most inodes is: However, I first needed to narrow down the directory under root that might be causing the problem: showed that the root directory (/) was the problem. But I did not need to scan all... » More
This Powershell script will use nslookup to query a DNS Server to get the hostname and use that result to set the computer name. If you use this you will need to amend as necessary including the address of the DNS Server (I have added the Google one... » More
The scenario is a small private network connected via a switch and using 192.168.0.* addresses. One of the machines (let's call it RTR001) on the network has two network interface cards. One with an address on the 192.168.0.* network and another... » More
I was testing a HP EliteBook 2730p with Linux Mint 17.2. The laptop/netbook/tablet comes with a touchscreen and stylus. USB booting did not work for me but I was able to network/pxeboot an installation. When it came to drawing on the touchscreen I was... » More
I needed to convert a number of small subversion repositories to git so that they could be hosted publicly on GitHub and some hosted on our private GitLab service. I am adding a few notes here of what I did to help my future self. If it helps anyone else... » More
I wanted to make a short video recording activity on an Android device while on a Linux Mint desktop. To do so I did the following: Install Java if you do not already have it installed. Install the Android debugger (if not already... » More
I received the following error message when trying to run a Java JNLP file: Application Blocked by Security Settings Your security settings have blocked a self-signed application from running Assuming I trust the program I found I could get it to... » More
I had the following error message when trying to assign a job via Slurm (with Environment Modules installed). Since this has come up a few times for me I thought I would detail the solution: This appears to be a problem related to the version of bash... » More
I wanted to be able to install DokuWiki with a single code base serving multiple wikis. This would have several advantages especially making updates easier. There are a variety of ways of doing this, and thus a variety of instructions around the web.... » More