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LINUX / UNIX: Adding a new SATA harddrive using parted instead of fdisk.

Here we'll go over how to connect, configure and format a SATA I / II hard drive on Linux.  The intent for this drive ultimately was to share the drive through SAMBA between our home PC's and to hold home movies from the Sony HDR-SR7 camcorder I have.  Ultimately, I will be using this drive and [...]

Networking: Sharing folders between Windows and Linux using Samba

There are plenty of ways to share resources and files between two or more computers.  You could do things like: Email yourself an attachment. Use FTP between the two PC's. Use SSH between the two computers. Use sneaker-net: copy the files to Flash Disk, DVD, CD, (gulp) floppy etc. and walk over to the other [...]

Linux Pixma Printer Configuration: Canon Pixma iP4000 / iP4100

INTRO Printing, can become one of those nagging things if you don't have it going yet.  This is especially true on Linux.  Though it's 2009 at this time, Linux is still lagging in printer support though that margin between Linux and Windows is shrinking rapidly.  Having been already logged into my Linux partition I thought [...]

Dynamic IP’s: How to find external IP of your Router / Linux machine and ‘ssh’ to it.

Working remotely from various places, I needed to have access to my Linux machine at home. Unfortunately for me, my DSL IP was dynamic and at the time my ISP would change this IP several times a day. That was good for maybe only a few hours and then it would change to something completely [...]

Windows / Linux: Mutually accessing various filesystems on the same PC.

Especially true with dual boot systems, sharing files between two different operating systems on a single PC can become a time consuming task.  One thing many new users do when they install a Linux on a different partition of the same machine, is to try to connect to the other operating systems and files they [...]

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