Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Monday, 27 September 2021
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Good article here on how to change Microsoft 365 without worrying about registry keys.
- Run a CMD prompt
- type cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun
- To change to e.g. Current channel do the following
- Type OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Current
- Type OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
We need to prepare the disks as GPT labeled as they are > 2TB.
For each disk:
- parted -a optimal /dev/sdx
- mklabel gpt
- mkpart primary 0% 100%
- set 1 raid on
- align-check optimal 1
- mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=raid5 --raid-devices=5 /dev/sdx1 /dev/sdx1 /dev/sdx1 /dev/sdx1 /dev/sdx1
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Dual booting my ASUS TUF laptop between Windows and Ubuntu 10.
The tools supplied by ASUS with Windows allows the battery charge to be limited to a specified %, the most agressive being 60%, in a bid to preserve battery life. Most laptops that are docked keep the battery at 100% and this kills the battery.
Found a good answer here:
I didn't have enough reputation on the site to leave a like or comment so I'm showing my appreciation here.
I did install tlp using "sudo apt install tlp" but not certain this is required.
The reason I am not certain that TLP is required is because all the kernal modules listed in "tlp-stat -b" are showing as inactive and laptop not supported.
I've just unplogged my laptop and will let the percentage drop to below 60%, reconnect to the mains and see if the charging stops as hoped.
Monday, 7 December 2020
Excellent step-by-step guide here:
Many thanks for this great content.
Sunday, 22 November 2020
I'm running WSL2 and docker on my main machine and have noticed that even though Virtual Box will run, the reliability of the VMs is somewhat sub-par and often involves crashing.
I have taken to installing various Linux distros such as Ubuntu and Parrot on SSD drives in removable USB3 housings.
The main issue with installing Linux from USB boot media is the installation interferes with the Windows UEFI boot loader and can leave Windows unbootable without repairing this. However, if you do fix the Windows boot loader it stop Linux booting. There is probably a way to fix this but I haven't spent the time to do so yet.
My workaround has been to use Hyper-V to install Linux to a the removeable drive, however Hyper-V has an issue seeing the drive to add sometimes.
I found the answer here.
By following the proceedure at the bottom of the post, Hyper-V is able to see and add an SSD drive in a USB3 enclosure. This is limited to disks though, removable devices won't work in my experience.
Thanks to reid1000 you can follow the steps below:
- In Disk Management, offline the disk
- Right-click the disk and go to Properties > Policies tab
- Select the option "Better performance" then click OK. If prompted to restart your computer, click No.
- Again right-click the disk, go to Properties > Policies tab
- Select the option "Quick removal (default)" then click OK. If prompted to restart your computer, click No.
- In Hyper-V Manager, turn off the virtual machine. Then, open its settings and add the physical hard disk to the SCSI Controller.