Author Archives: Malcolm

Cool additions to the Gnome Desktop

Go to https://extensions.gnome.org and install the browser extension. Use firefox, not chrome, chrome goes haywire when you install the browser extension Then look for the following extensions and install them. Dash to Panel Arc Menu see original article here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/hr3j6k/fedora_32_is_awesome/

Resetting the Root Password of RHEL-8

Resetting the Root Password of RHEL-8 Resolution 1) Break the boot sequence by adding ‘rd.break’ at kernel stanza in grub. To do this, restart your system and when the GRUB splash screen comes: Select/highlight the kernel you wish to boot using the up/down arrow keys. Press the e key to edit the entry. Select/highlight the… Read More »

Manually importing a FreeNAS Jail

I just had this same issue today and came across your post. The reason mine crashed was because the plugin i was importing was huge (about 10GB in size). –What i ended up having to do was manually create a dataset. Im using plex as an example. zfs create zpool/iocage/jails/Plex or use the GUI –Then… Read More »

Hard Drive Burn-in Testing

Hard Drive Burn-in Testing THIS TEST WILL DESTROY ANY DATA ON THE DISK SO ONLY RUN THIS ON A NEW DISK WITHOUT DATA ON IT OR BACK UP ANY DATA FIRST 1) Run a short test # smartctl -t short /dev/sdb 2) Run a conveyance test ??? # smartctl -t conveyance /dev/sdb 3) Run a… Read More »