CentOS Archives

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

How to install Unreal Engine 4 on CentOS 7

I usually write about Unreal Engine over on my other website, because it tackles more 3D related topics – but compiling the engine from source is a bit more “blood and gore” thing so I thought it best placed here with all the other Linux topics. Anyway… Today we’re installing Unreal Engine on a CentOS … Read more

How to install an rpm file on CentOS

On extremely rare occasions (LOL) we get precompiled binaires we can install on our Linux systems. Depending on the distributions, we may end up with an rpm file. I always forget how to install them when this happens – probably it happens so very rarely. Here’s how we can do that. Installing rpm files with … Read more