Category Archives: Linux

Some Linux stuff that might be useful. Covering Ubuntu, BASH scripting and whatever else falls in.

How to set a Static IP in Ubuntu – Ubuntu Network Confirguration

Setting a static IP in Ubuntu is useful for a lot of things. You may want to forward ports from your router to serve web pages, use SSH from outside your local network or set up some sort of media server.

These instructions have been tested and confirmed with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but should be fine on other versions.

How to Change the UUID of a Linux Partition

Change partition UUIDDuplicated UUID’s can be a big problem on your machine. But luckily it is easy to change the UUID of a Linux partition and can be done in roughly 1-2 minutes!

The UUID of a Linux partition is the Universally Unique IDentifier of that partition. I would say with a fair bit of confidence that in this and most scenarios, the Linux partition UUID has more of a local machine scope.

Faster DNS Servers….

DNS Servers are like phone books, they translate the the readable name of to the IP of In short, the quicker your DNS servers, the quicker the initial lookup/connection to the website…. check out namebench to find the fastest DNS servers for you!

Install MySQL 5.5 From Source (Load Data Local Infile Issues?)

Install MySQL from sourceWhy?…. LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE?

I recently updated my home machine to Ubuntu 12.04 and found MySQL 5.5 installed as default. As happy as I was to have the latest stable MySQL server, I was a bit gutted to find that LOAD DATA LOCAL was disabled as default, due to security issues. These issues may be valid but this is my local environment and I’ve got projects that require it so thought I’d waste utilize some free time fixing it.

Install Lamp Server on Ubuntu

Install LAMP server ubuntu

Install LAMP Server – Ubuntu: The command we’re all after….

Install LAMP Server on Ubuntu?

A few complex packages but all (bar linux!) can be installed with one command and then following the on-screen instructions:

(NOTE: All the commands here need to be typed into a terminal, open one by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T.)