Unattended Ubuntu ISO Maker

Just found an awesome script online that I tested today and it works great. It’s a script that allows you to create an ISO for a unattended installation for Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. Just made myself one of those ISO’s and I’m going to try to see if I can implement it in my PXE environment. If not, I can always place it on a USB flash drive and boot from that. This makes the life of a person who tends to install Ubuntu very often (either on a virtual or a physical machine) a whole lot easier and it’s time-saving. All you need for this script to work is a running Ubuntu system (I used VMware Workstation to create a fresh net-install, and I assume that VMware Player also works) and the script itself of course. The scripts and the really easy to follow instructions are all the github page right here. Took me approx 15 minutes to install a fresh Ubuntu server, follow the instructions, and the actual creation of the ISO. Give the author a star for his efforts cause he deserves it.

Nerdgasm!!

From Wiki: The IBM 1401 is a variable wordlength decimal computer that was announced by IBM on October 5, 1959. The first member of the highly successful IBM 1400 series, it was aimed at replacing unit record equipment for processing data stored on punched cards and at providing peripheral services for larger computers. The 1401 is considered to be the Model-T Ford of the computer industry, because it was mass-produced and because of its sales volume. Over 12,000 units were produced and many were leased or resold after they were replaced with newer technology. The 1401 was withdrawn on February 8, 1971.

Nowadays there are still several of machines like these operational. For example in the Computer History Museum in Mt. View, California. The people who used to operate these machines are mostly retired now like Ken and Paul in this introduction video. It’s a great video, you should have a look at it. Now what I found very interesting is a recent fun project by enthusiasts, that had no particular practical use, except for fun. The project took three years but it was successful. As a bit of a nerd myself I had a huge nerdgasm watching the video below when you click the “Read More” link.

Continue reading

Adding cloud storage as permanent mount to Ubuntu Server 16.04

Many cloud storage services give you the option to mount your online storage as an extra drive on your operating system. This can be done really easy on any operating system that runs a desktop environment. But I wanted to add my storage as a mounted drive on Ubuntu Server, and it does not use a desktop environment so I use WinSCP and Putty to administrate my server.
I did some research on how to mount my cloud storage I use at Stackstorage. In my account info on their website they showed me that the address I have to use for WebDAV should be . This was all the information I needed to get started. Here’s a step by step guide how I did this that you can follow but keep in mind that some commands should be different depending on what cloud storage provider you are using. Click on READ MORE to read the full article and watch the video.

Continue reading

Add Ubuntu Terminal to Windows 10

Have a look at this page for instructions on how to add a terminal to your Windows 10 in a matter of seconds. I just installed it and I’m very pleased with it so far. Could this mean I will stop using Putty after all these years? I’m not sure yet but I’m going to find out really soon. Here’s a link directly to the Windows Store if you don’t need any further instructions.

 

Things you should do after installing Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi

Here are a couple of things that you should do after you’ve installed Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi. Installing the Raspbian operating system itself is very easy so I’m not going into that. You can figure that out on your own. This article is just about a couple of things that you should, or could, do after installing the operating system. Click on the “read more” link below to get started!

Continue reading

Disable IPv6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Permanently

If you want IPv6 disabled permanently on a Ubuntu 16.04 system, here’s a good way to do it. Disabling it like this should keep it disabled permanently, even after performing updates that could potentially enable it again without you knowing it. I haven’t tested it so I’m not 100% certain but if you decide to upgrade Ubuntu to 16.10 or the most recent version, it should still have ipv6 disabled after upgrading. Now let’s get to it! Simply enter the following commands in your console:

sudo echo "net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/99-my-disable-ipv6.conf
sudo service procps reload
ifconfig

The ifconfig should not show any ipv6 address. A reboot is not required, but it won’t hurt either.

Wifi networks on WAP321

I own a Cisco WAP321 wireless access point and it’s a pretty neat device because it allows you to create multiple different (separated) wifi networks. For home use that option is not really very interesting. Well unless you want guests in your house to use a different wifi network so that they won’t stumble upon you’re fileserver and find your huge collection of ‘out of the ordinary’ weird, cheap, really twisted, amateur and/or self-made porn. I’m certain there are ‘some’ of you out there where this could be a plausible situation. Not me of course, I don’t store any porn (myself), but I’m drifting off-topic so back to the WPA321.

Recently I received a list with funny names to call your Wifi network but I just couldn’t choose one in particular so I enabled to option to activate all the additional wifi networks on the device, and as of now my wifi network list is no longer filled with default modem names from all the neighbors, but looks like what you see on the image. I wonder if enabling that many networks will influence my main wifi network in a negative way due to interference or something. But then again, who cares I only use wifi for my phone, and to hack my neighbors wifi networks. Just kidding haha.

I’m seriously considering making an open wifi network with no password and monitor if and who is going to use it. Also it will send everybody who made a connection to a captive portal website and place something funny there but I haven’t been able to think of anything yet, but I will soon 🙂

How to install MP4Box on Ubuntu 16.04 Headless

MP4Box is a multimedia packager, with a vast number of functionalities: conversion, splitting, hinting, dumping and others. It can be used for performing many manipulations on multimedia files like AVI, MPG, TS, but mostly on ISO media files (e.g. MP4, 3GP). It is a command-line tool so it can be utilized by scripts like the php script that I want to use. MP4Box is included in the GPAC package.”

I want to be able to use a certain media hosting package but during installation it tells me that it will require MP4Box to continue. I tried installing it regularly (apt-get install mp4box) but that didn’t work. After doing a bit of research I decided to build MP4Box from scratch so that means compiling the source and here’s how I did that.

Continue reading

New toy to play with! ZeroShell

Recently I came across ZeroShell which is a firewall/router package that seems to be able to do everything I need. So after trying a virtual machine trial setup I decided to wipe the dust of an older physical workstation I had laying around and fired it up and ZeroShell runs great on it. I’m now going through the configuration and I’m guessing it won’t be long until I will implement it in the rest of my LAN.

World of Warcraft addons that I like and recommend for Legion

I love the fact that the game World of Warcraft allows and provides the option to use addons. I especially love the ones that let me customize the User Interface to my own liking. I run a reasonable amount of addons and I will list the most important ones in a list below. Some players believe that an experienced wow player (I like to think of myself as one of those) doesn’t need addons to play. And there’s some truth in that of course. But it’s not that I nééd them, I just prefer them because they bring some extra things in to the game that I like. So if you are one of those people, screw you and have fun looking at that same UI for more time to come. So here’s the list of my most important addons.

Continue reading