Category Archives: How To

How To Install GNOME GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

How To Install GNOME Desktop In CentOS

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed CentOS without the GUI we can always install it later.

This quick guide will cover how to install the GNOME 3 desktop on CentOS 7, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using CentOS as a desktop.

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How To Install KDE Plasma GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

How To Install KDE Plasma Desktop In CentOS

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the GNOME graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed CentOS without a GUI installed we can always install one later, or optionally we can install a different GUI.

This quick guide will cover how to install the KDE Plasma desktop on CentOS 7, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using CentOS as a desktop.

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How To Fix MariaDB 10.0.29 SELinux Update Failure

Fixing Failed MariaDB Update

I have this server to set to automatically perform a ‘yum update -y’ once every 24 hours in order to keep it automatically up to date. After the most recent MariaDB update to version 10.0.29-1.el7.centos in CentOS 7.3 I found that it failed to start back up correctly, here’s how to fix it.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server On CentOS Linux

Install MSSQL On Linux

In December 2016 Microsoft made their SQL Server database available in Linux. Here we’ll cover how to install and perform basic setup of MSSQL in the RHEL based Linux distribution CentOS.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server On Ubuntu Linux

Install MSSQL On Ubuntu Linux

In December 2016 Microsoft made their SQL Server database available in Linux. Here we’ll cover how to install and perform basic setup of MSSQL in the Ubuntu distribution of Linux.

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How To Install DNF Package Manager In CentOS/RHEL

Install DNF Package Manager

DNF, or Dandified Yum, which is the next major version of the Yum package manager was introduced with Fedora 18. As of Fedora 22, it has become the default package manager.

As you may know, the Fedora Linux operating system is essentially a bleeding edge testing ground for packages that may be included in RHEL/CentOS based distributions in the future.

It is therefore likely that in some future release, RHEL/CentOS will also make use of DNF rather than Yum to take advantage of the new features, so let’s take a look at what’s involved in installing and using DNF in CentOS Linux so that we can be ready for it when it’s made default.

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How To Join CentOS Linux To An Active Directory Domain

Join Linux to Windows domain

Here we’ll show you how to add your Linux system to a Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) domain through the command line. This will allow us to SSH into the Linux server with user accounts in our AD domain, providing a central source of cross-platform authentication.

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14 Simple df (Disk Free) Command Examples For Linux

df Command Examples In Linux

The ‘df’ command is used to quickly print an overview of the disk space in use on different partitions and file systems.

df comes from the GNU Coreutils package and should be available by default in Unix/Linux based operating systems.

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How To Convert A VHD File To VMDK

Convert VHD To VMDK

Here we’re going to show you how to convert a VHD file to a VMDK file using VBoxManage, which is part of VirtualBox and is freely available.

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How To Shrink A Volume In Windows Server 2016

Decrease Disk Space In Windows Server 2016

In this example we shrink the file system of a volume in Windows Server 2016, freeing up space which can be used to create a new partition, or otherwise further decrease the size of the virtual disk to reclaim the space assuming the hypervisor supports this action.

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