Linux Archives

Over 80% is running on some form of Linux – so does your Mac and you iPhone. Sometimes we have to get our hands dirty on the command line – it makes you feel like a proper hacker.

Here are some pointers I picked up on my journey.

Setting up a Software RAID on CentOS and Fedora with mdadm

In this article I’ll explain how to setup a software RAID on Fedora. This will turn any number of attached USB drives into any flavour of RAID without the necessity of a dedicated enclosure. I’m using this setup for internal office data storage with redundancy, together with a Samba share. This works on any Linux … Read more

How to update CentOS 6 after EOL

In order to migrate some data off my old CentOS 6 box, I needed to install some additional packages. A final update to the last ever packages might not be a bad idea either. Sadly though I’ve missed the deadline by a few weeks, and running yum update or yum install now only brings up … Read more

How to enable WiFi on a MacBook Pro in Fedora

I’ve recently given Fedora a spin on my MacBook Pro (2011 vintage). While it installed fine, the WiFi card inside it was not recognised by default. From what I understand there is a Linux driver for the card, but the software around it is so restrictive that the driver cannot be included in the official … Read more