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  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa - Another version of Ubuntu is here, at the time of writing it's 20.04 "Focal Fossa" but these steps apply to former and (near) future versions alike to upgrade your existing install. The amount of time required to perform the upgrade… ...
  • Removing a Repository in Ubuntu - From time to time you have to prune your repository list for one reason or another.   In this case, I have had an invalid virtualbox repository listed for some time - as consistently reported whenever running an apt function.  To… ...
  • Installing TP-Link Omada Controller on Ubuntu - I recently purchased a TP-Link EAP-225v3 and the results have been nothing short of extraordinary.  My former access point, a D-Link DAP-1650 as mentioned here, was neither great nor particularly inexpensive.  The TP-Link hardware is near business class and relatively… ...
  • Install GUI on Centos 8 / Centos 8.1 - Typically I perform minimal installations when I install any distro of Linux.  Occasionally, albeit very rarely – it can be useful to have access to the X-Windows / Gnome desktop GUI.  From a bare metal install, the following will add… ...
  • Transferring a Random Directory Over SSHFS (or any mount) on Linux - This is just kind of for fun - I recently had a situation where a random directory needed to be transferred between servers on a daily basis.  This actually has a business use, but you might have to get creative… ...
  • Removing all Empty Directories in a Subtree on Linux - Another simple and not often used solution to a problem you may not of know you have.  This is more of a housekeeping command; or can be using to effectively prune / clean up landing directories that accumulate "stuff" over… ...
  • Error Message: Unit -.mount is masked. - Received the following error message when attempting to restart a network service recently.  I do not have a technical explanation for what this means, however, i believe it may be attributed to using a proxy port forwarded - or possibly… ...
  • SSHFS – Too Many Levels of Symbolic Links - I've found using SSHFS for network mounts to be quite convenient.  Mainly between remote servers and other machines that connect to my host via AutoSSH.  This works relatively well - it seems to maintain a persistent connection when mounted from… ...

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