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Tutorials focusing on Linux, programming, and open-source

Adding A Disk To Linux

Learn how to add a disk in Linux. Create a partition table, before adding a partition and adding a filesystem to it. Then set it up to automatically mount on boot.

Secure Erase A Drive

Learn how to run the secure erase procedure on your hard drive in order to truly delete all the data on there. This will also improve an SSDs performance for when you next use it.

Smartmontools and Smartctl Cheatsheet

Learn how to run SMART tests for checking the health of your storage drives.

Preventing Tiny Boot Partitions

KVM - Add Disk

Create and attach a disk to an existing KVM guest.

Caches and Data Integrity

What is RAID?

Linux Software Raid

Qcow2 Conversion and Snapshotting