In this review of DBAN I mention that it's not the most user friendly product, but if you give it a couple stabs more often than not you'll succeed. Keep in mind DBAN is open source and free. Commercial products often come with support where as open source, not so much. Now on to the DBAN review. Darik's boot and nuke is Free Software one can use to boot and nuke your HDD (hard … [Read more...]
Systems Administration & Help Desk Topics
Hardware and operating systems like Windows, Unix, Linux, BSD, Apple and everything else you can think of in-between.
How to take ownership of an expansion drive, flash drive or any drive for that matter on Windows 7 or 10 using the command prompt (CMD). Use this to take ownership then change permissions to everyone. This is useful when drive permissions get messed up and the drive gives you a permission denied or access denied error message. We will use the command prompt with elevated admin … [Read more...]
Moving you Wordpress .htaccess file to your vhost configuration files will indeed improve the performance of apache. … [Read more...]
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't allow for MySQL 5.7 via the base repository. You must tell apt-get where to grab the latest version of MySQL. Here's a cheat sheet on what to do and the order you need to do it in. But before I get into how I upgraded MySQL on my Ubuntu server, I'm going to tell you why I needed 5.7. MySQL 5.7 has some new triggers I'd like to use for logging CRUD, good … [Read more...]
Quick walk through explaining the step by step process on how to install OpenOpt on Ubuntu 14 LTS - … [Read more...]