When you are adding a new disk to an existing Linux system, you will need to format and partition it, add a file system to it, and then mount the disk to some path where you plan to access it from. This might sound complex or like a lot of steps, but it really only takes a few minutes. The following tutorial will make it very easy.
In this tutorial we will use CH341A programmer to read, write and erase data/firmware on attached chip. This is your getting started guide to CH341A programmer. CH341A programmer allows users to attach variety of chips in order to read or backup firmware or overwrite the exiting firmware.
LEDE/OpenWRT is a Linux-based operating system which can be used as an alternative to proprietary firmwares on a wide range of routers.
Installing it provides increased security, let us tweak our router and give us a wide range of software packages to install from the system repositories.
Installing packages is
very easy, thanks to the
opkg package manager, but often the available
space on common routers is quite limited. In this tutorial we will see how to
extend the available system space using an USB device.
Checking the file system for errors is an important part of Linux system administration. It is a good troubleshooting step to perform when encountering bad performance on read and write times, or file system errors. In this tutorial, we will explain a procedure on how to force fsck to perform a file system check on the next system reboot or force file system check for any desired number of system reboots, whether it is the root or a non-root mount point.
NTFS stands for New Technology File System and is developed by Microsoft for use on their Windows operating systems. NTFS is normally used on Linux systems, but has been the default file system on Windows for many years. Linux users are probably used to seeing drives with the ext4 file system, which is ordinarily the default and certainly the most widespread in the Linux realm.
The partition table of a hard disk holds all the information about where each partition begins and ends. If the partition table gets deleted or becomes corrupt in some way, most likely your operating system will not be able to boot or you will face other hard disk issues. But there is good news: if your partition table is lost, it is possible to recover it using software such as testdisk.
The boot partition flag is used to indicate that an MBR partition is bootable. Although MBR has been superseded by GUID Partition Table in recent years, MBR is still very prevalent across many systems. The boot loader resides on a bootable partition and is what tells your system where to look for the operating system.
MySQL is probably the most famous Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). Developed as a free and open source software, it was originally backed by the MYSQL AB company, but is now owned by Oracle. In MySQL the “storage engine” used for a table determines how data is handled.