Update the Firmware on a Raspberry Pi

Updating the Raspberry Pi firmware is easy thanks to a nice utility called rpi-update included by default in Raspbian but I’ve also included an extra step for those of us who use other distributions for the Raspberry Pi like Minibian(my favorite), Kali Linux, etc… Understand that rpi-update is automated and once executed it will download […]

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Auto Mount USB Drives in Raspbian

Update and upgrade the Raspbian installation. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Install the package necessary to automatically mount USB drives. sudo apt-get install usbmount Now plug a USB drive and issue the df command to view all volumes. My USB drive was recognized /dev/sdb and mounted as /media/usb0 by the system. df -hT […]

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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

You can view your version of Ubuntu with the following command. lsb_release -a user@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic Update and upgrade the system. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade If not already installed, then install the update-manager-core package from the repository. sudo […]

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Ubuntu Server 14.04 Static IP configuration

In order to set up static IP configuration in Ubuntu 14.04 you need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file. sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces You can remove the content referring to the previous DHCP configuration and add the parameters below. Change the addresses below to fit your needs. # This file describes the network interfaces available on your […]

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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Firmware Upgrade

EdgeOS firmware can be downloaded from the Ubiquity download page. First we need to see the installed version. admin@ubnt:~$ show version Version: v1.2.0 Build ID: 4574253 Build on: 06/26/13 12:48 Copyright: 2012-2013 Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. HW model: EdgeRouter Lite 3-Port HW S/N: ————- Uptime: 14:53:51 up 4:00, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.02, 0.00 I […]

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Download Test Files

While this isn’t a definitive test of available bandwidth it should help you form an idea of what an Internet link throughput is. wget -O /dev/null avoids skewed results caused by disk performance limitations. CacheFly Location: CDN wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test SoftLayer Location: USA and Amsterdam wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.sea01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip wget […]

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