Tag: terminal

  • Setup a Headless Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Jessie on OS X

    Setup a Headless Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Jessie on OS X

    To celebrate Halloween I’ve decided to put together a guide that will show you how to install Raspbian Jessie, the (as of this writing) most current version of the Debian operating system for the Raspberry Pi. The biggest difference between this guide and the hundreds if not thousands of other guides out there on the […]

  • Flashing the IPMI firmware on a Supermicro X9DRW-iF

    I recently tasked myself with bringing IPMI up to date on a Supermicro X9DRW-iF server. This can be quite dangerous, as a bad IPMI flash can break IPMI in a way that requires you end up having to mail your hardware (RMA) to Supermicro to get it re-flashed. As such, I’m not hugely fond of doing these sorts of things through a web interface, as it depends on the network, and the Supermicro web interface doesn’t give you much in the way of feedback during the firmware upgrade process. Today, I’ll be sharing what I found to be the most stable way of flashing the IPMI firmware on an X9DRW-iF. We’ll be doing so from an OS that is installed on the hardware itself — in our case from CentOS 6.6 (this would very likely work just fine on a Debian-based OS as well).

  • Automating Your MacOS X Deploy – Part I

    Automating Your MacOS X Deploy – Part I

    In this post, I’ll begin to demonstrate how beneficial it can be to automate some of the more tedious tasks involved with setting up a new install of MacOS X Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8). In this early post we’ll focus on getting our machine to a state where it has the tools and […]

  • Tip: Easily Find Files In The Current Directory

    If we insert the following function into our .bashrc or .zshrc we can then easily run what I call a “quick find” on the current working directory. # qfind – used to quickly find files that contain a string in a directory qfind () { find . -exec grep -l $1 {} \; return 0 […]

  • Install CakePHP on Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.10

    CakePHP is a framework that allows for rapid PHP development. I recently installed it on one of my home test servers and there were a few steps specific to an Ubuntu install that were required but that were not clearly outlined in the official documentation. The version of the Apache web server that gets installed […]

  • Basic Ubuntu Linux: sudo and apt-get

    The power of Linux lies in the strength of the terminal’s ability to process complex commands. New users may be a bit intimidated by the Linux terminal, but here are two of the most basic commands you’ll need to know to do anything productive at a Linux terminal.