[How-To]Mounting LVM partitions from a command prompt or a Root Shell
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Today as I booted into my openSUSE box, for reasons unknown to me, my LVM partitions failed to mount. fsck didn’t help, and and LVM based container system meant that I couldn’t use the standard mount /dev/sdxx style of mounting as well. With my /home and / configured as a LVM, the root (/) partition was active, but the /home partition was not being mounted, as a result, X and KDM wouldn’t start, giving a console login. After a bit of digging around the man files, I found thw lvm manfile and started experimenting(remember, no net access too!) and found out how to mount the LVM’d partitions.


File Associations:Changing/Removing/Adding default applications for particular filetypes in openSUSE 11 & KDE 4.1
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Consider this situation. You have multiple programs installed for a particular file type. Now double clicking it opens an application, but you want it to open in another application.

For example, you want your images to open in showFoto instead of Gwenview, so how do you go about doing this? Let me show you how to do so!


[How-To]Installing Adobe AIR and AIR Applications on your Linux System
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Recently, Adobe had released the beta version of Adobe Integrated Runtime, more commonly known as AIR, for Linux. While this is indeed good news, unfortunately it isn’t available via repositories, meaning you’ll have to download the binaries, set the permissions and install it by launching via command prompt. While this seems pretty complicated, its not really.

Let me show you how to go about installing Adobe AIR and AIR applications on your Linux box.


[How-To] Fix Nautilus File Manager Title Bar(Window Decorator) disappearing when Emerald is enabled
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Most of the how-to’s and fixes posted here, are generally my experiences and I post them on how I went about fixing it. This particular how-to was mentioned to me by my very good friend, Bharath, who had this annoying problem ofΒ the title bars of every window crashing and disappearing when Emerald is chosen as the decorator.

Generally, I’d recommend running gtk-window-decorator --replace or metacity --replace in terminal - that generally does reinitialize the window decorators. However for Bharath, this particular solution didn’t help and he kept facing the same problem


My First Ubiquity Command: Lincr It!
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
By now, you must’ve heard of Ubiquity. If not, well read on! Ubiquity is an add-on to Mozilla's extremely popular Firefox browser. Ubiquity allows you to do things - say search for something, get the latest weather updates, book reviews, so on and so forth, just by typing the commands into the Ubiquity input box - rather than by going over to address bar, typing the URL for each individual site, etc.

A Handy Wallpaper Displaying Most Common Linux Commands
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
In the past I’ve done couple of posts explaining few of the common commands. A handy one-glance reference guide is always nice, and found this on Reddit.

How To: Access ext2/ext3 Formatted Linux Partitions in Windows
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Unlike Linux which can mount and access Windows’ FAT, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS filesystems, Windows is incapable of even acknowledging and detecting a Linux filesystem. Fear not, here are 3 softwares which can help in detecting your Linux partition under Windows Ext2fsd- The most capable software of the lot. Has read/write support to your Linux partition. The 0.45 version supports replay of journal of a ext3 filesystem in case of a unclean shutdown of your Linux partition.

Enabling And Disabling Root Account in Debian/Ubuntu
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Debian and other debian-based distros like Ubuntu have, by default, has the root account disabled as a security measure.(thanks to Subbu and PICCORO for the clarification) To re-enable the root account, just open the command prompt, and type sudo passwd root You’ll get the following set of messages: sathya@sathya-laptop:~$ sudo passwd root<br /> Enter new UNIX password:<br /> Retype new UNIX password:<br /> passwd: password updated successfully<br /> sathya@sathya-laptop:~$

About
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Hi, I’m Sathyajith Bhat (aka β€œSJ”/β€œSathyaBhat”/β€œcoolpcguy”/β€œcpg”). I handle DevOps at Adobe, on Adobe I/O, the author of Practical Docker with Python: Build, Release and Distribute Your Python App with Docker published by Apress Media and an AWS Community Hero. Prior to this, I brought in DevOps practices at Styletag. In my free time, I am part of the Barcamp Bangalore planning team, handling devops and social media for BCB. I’m also a volunteer Community Moderator at Super User and Web Apps Stack Exchange, Administrator for Indian Video Gamer forums and previously have been a Moderator for Chip-India and Tech 2 forums.

Talks
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
I’ve been organizing events on small large scale since 2012. Besides organizing events, I also love talking in meetups and conferences. Below are a collection of some of my previous talks. Securing workloads on Azure Presented at the Highway to 100 Unicorns webinar, this talk at looks at some of the guidelines to be followed when improving the security of your workloads DVC15: AWS Fargate instead of Amazon EC2 instances for one-off tasks Presented at AWS re:Invent 2019 as part of DevChat, DVC15.