Linux

How to Install UniFi Controller on Zorin OS

Recently I got a wild hair and decided to install Zorin OS (a derivative of Ubuntu) on an old laptop I had lying around for 10 years. This laptop was previously serving as a Windows 10-based server and acting as my network controller with the UniFi Controller software from Ubiquiti installed. I have used Ubiquiti products on my network for over seven years now and would have it almost no other way.

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Checking Disks in Linux

To provide a little background: a few months back I accidentally washed a 32 GB flash drive. I waited a few weeks for it to completely dry out and then did not use it for almost four months. I formatted it recently in Windows and it did not seem to exhibit any issues, but I wanted to know with more assurance that it was reliable. Continue reading…

How to Upgrade Ubuntu Distribution Versions in 5 Simple Steps

A few days ago I was attempting to install the OpenSCAP security compliance evaluation tool on a system I had running Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) LTS. The base package of OpenSCAP was in my distribution’s repositories and I was able to easily install it. But, it turns out the SCAP Workbench┬ápackage, which I also really wanted, was only available in Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus). My choices were to attempt to build from source with directions for Fedora or upgrade my current Ubuntu distribution to 17.04. Continue reading…