Arthur's Journal

A journal of all the tidbits of information I gathered through the years.

Entries for the ‘Operating Systems’ Category

Automated Linux Network Backup Solution

Introduction I needed a backup solution that would back up multiple servers to a single location. In order to accomplish this task I created a small Linux machine running CentOS with a cron job that will remotely connect to these machines using SSH and run the backups. Once the backup job is complete it will […]

Login to Linux machine using SSH without a password

Introduction I decided to setup a small Linux box that would login to my Linux boxes to backup with rsync (will post how I did that later). In order to do this with a script I had to setup SSH to log me in without a password otherwise my script would prompt me for the […]

How to: Time Machine Backup to Network Drives

Introduction I wanted to setup Time Machine on my Macbook to backup to my network drive. However after some tinkering I come to realize that by default the Time Machine program can not do this unless it was formatted using the apple file system. After some research and some testing I have come up with […]

How to: Setup Cisco IOS to authenticate via Active Directory

Introduction This guide will show you how to setup Cisco IOS authentication via Active Directory. This guide is based on Cisco 2600 Router and Windows Server 2008 R2 using NPS.   Active Directory NPS Setup   This section assumes that active directory is already setup and running in your environment. Now for the fun part. […]

How to: Setup SSH terminal access on Cisco IOS

This tutorial will show you how to enable SSH terminal access on your Cisco IOS device. The first few commands may already be set on your router, if this is the case you may skip them. Set a hostname on your router using the hostname command: ‘hostname Edge’ Set a domain name on your router […]

OS X Lion Clean Install with Bootable CD

This quick guide will show you the steps needed to create a bootable OSX Lion CD and then will describe how to do a clean install of the OSX Operating System. Make a bootable CD of Lion First you will need to obtain a copy of the Lion installer application. Locate the Lion installer application […]

Installation of Street View on Google Maps unsucessful

Usually this happens when the trying to update Street View, Voice Search, etc. and the signatures do not match.  Either there was a hacked version of this installed or something happened.  I found a fix for this, this requires the Android SDK (adb atleast).  If you have this run the following commands: adb root adb remount […]