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Mount an NTFS drive on CentOS 7

This tutorial will cover how to mount an NTFS drive on CentOS 7. We’ll use the open-source version of the NTFS for Linux driver by Tuxera, NTFS-3G. The Prerequisites To mount an NTFS drive, start off by adding the remi-release and epel-release repos to your installation #Epel Repo: yum…

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Install and Configure ZFS – CentOS 7.6

We’ll look at installing and configuring ZFS on CentOS 7.6 today. Why ZFS? “It is an enterprise-ready open source file system and volume manager with unprecedented flexibility and an uncompromising commitment to data integrity. ZFS is a truly next-generation file system that eliminates most, if not all of the shortcomings…

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Install AWS CLI – CentOS 7.6

The AWS CLI gives you a way to interact with Amazon Web Services (AWS) via command line. This comes in real handy when you need to automate tasks such as scaling EC2 server instances, uploading files to S3 buckets, moving files to Amazon S3 Glacier, etc. We’ll be focusing on…

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PHP Composer – Command Not Found

Composer lets you manage PHP package dependencies on a per-project basis. You install Composer like so: sudo curl -sS | php Moved it to the suggested location: mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer Still got “composer: command not found” when verifying the install? Simply create a link to the /usr/bin location and voila!…

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Install GUI with VNC – CentOS 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7

Running a headless (terminal only) server is great and all but sometimes a GUI helps. We’ll be installing GNOME 3.28 on CentOS 7.4. This comes really handy when you want to remotely administer a server and keep the bloat to an absolute minimum. Start off by issuing the following at shell:…

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Logging RSYNC output to file

Logging RSYNC output to file can be cumbersome but useful at times. Cumbersome because if you’re transferring a large number of files then the log file becomes intelligible but useful in cases where you need to track successful vs. unsuccessful transfers. You can use the logged output of RSYNC to track…

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Failed to Detect and Mount CD-ROM – Kali Linux 2018.3a

Kali Linux threw this error message during the installation procedure. Troubleshooting this was frustrating as none of the fixes, which were about mounting the USB drive to /cdrom, worked for us. We then decided to play with the options in the utility we used to create the bootable USB, Rufus.…

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