How to add extra storage on the fly using LVM. Here are the steps I used to get my 80GB Maxtor(sda) and 60GB Western Digital(sdb) to work together as one logical unit. I am also using ext3 as my filesystem because it supports on-line resizing.

  • Fresh install of Ubuntu Server 8.10
  • Run updates: sud...

After rolling out the proxy settings within my network, there is another nice feature I stumbled upon: "Networks using Windows 2003 and/or 2008 Servers as a DNS do or can block wpad request by default."

Nice if you do not use it - but kinda hard to find if you need it and don't know it.

Window...

I was a fan of WCCP for setting up transparent proxy within a network - it always seemed the easiest way but all together it only seemed like that. A lot of problems came up in the past few month on customer sides and within my installation so I decided to give Proxy Auto-Configuration a try.

Bigg...

Configuring Ciscos CallManager 4.0 and above to use NTP is not as simple as it should be. First at all, CCM 4.0 is using Windows 2000 as a base system and NTP nor SNTP is enabled there per default. Especially Win2000 is using SNTP, therefore CCM 4.0 is installing a separate NTP service which has to...

After a lot of testing and playing around with my PowerMac (which I do not own any more) I found out that Ubuntu 10.10 is working without any problems out of the box. That was the best solution for first time installation and then I upgraded to the newest version. But before I came to this conclusio...

After Vodafone UK released the 2.2.1 Update for the HTC Magic 32B everyone is going for it. Thats what I did as well, but a Over The Air (OTA) Update is not getting applied to a phone which is not stock.

NTT docomo HT-03A front

Mine was running CM 6.1 with different SPL and Recovery Image - therefore I tried more or le...

If you are working on a Apple Mac you probably know Textmate - THE texteditor for Mac. Also if you do start Python Coding you get confronted with Python 2 and Python 3 and do know that Max OS X is using Python 3 per default. The installation of Python 3 is pretty is, if you follow the instructions o...

After downloading the newest version of Ciscos Configuration Manager and all the updated packages for the UC520 I started the upgrade process for the Unified Communications 520 for Small Business. I wasn't surprised when the first error messages came up, because those things never work that smoo...

I stumbled over a very cool tool called extundelete. It promises to let you undelete/restore files you have trashed from your harddisk. I stumbled over it after deleting about 1TB of data on my QNAP Nas and actually it works pretty well and also restores the file names.

Not so amusing was the fact...

Since a few weeks my DD-WRT router running on V24-SP2 is coming up with an annoying log message concerning the DynDNS Service I am using DYNDNS: Error 'RC_IP_RECV_ERROR' (0x15) when talking to IP server

After digging around in the DD-WRT Forum I found some interesting threads trying to figure o...