Set up Western Digital 500GB My Book 3.5″ External HDD on Ubuntu

At the same time as purchasing the BENQ monitor I finally got my backup set-up sorted. For a long-time I had been using DVD’s which is a pain & very slow task to perform, so it was time for a external hard drive to automate the task & speed the process up. I went for ...

BenQ G2222HDL 22 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor

After many years of using a small 12inch flat screen monitor I finally decided to update and beat the VAT increase that was coming in the new year & brought a new monitor that will play HD stuff on 1080p. I brought the monitor from Aria as I have used them many times before, the ...

Upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04

After preparing all my back ups I decided to complete a base install of Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10. The reason for the base install was so that I would have a nice clean install on a LTS release and also I wanted to move to Ext 4 file system as doing the normal upgrade I ...

The Shuttle has landed

Over the weekend I got around to completing the build of the shuttle bare bone unit that I brought a few weeks. . The final build parts are listed below showing the cost for the complete build. Shuttle XPC Glamour Series SN68SG2 – no CPU – Barebones £162.38 Kingston 2GB 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Unbuffered Non-ECC CL6 ...

permissions of “cd-rw/dvd drive” could not be determined 2

I’m having issues mounting my cd and dvd drives. Neither drive will read a disk but can I burn cd/dvds. Also usb connection to zen creative mp3 player & ipod are not reconised. Below is my output from fstab & message when dvd is inserted into drive. fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # ...

Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 3

Upgrade my system from ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 via the software update function. It all seemed to work fine, but took about hour plus to complete which is more down to my system (self build machine, done about 5 years or more ago) than ubuntu I would say. My first impressions is that it appears ...