Linux : How to change User and Group ID

There might be some (rare) circumstances where you would like to change a UID or GID on Linux system. If you know what you are doing and the implication behind this change (see warning comment below), this can be achieved using the commands below. Change User ID (UID) :

Example :

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ScreenOS : SSL error accessing the WebUI

If you are using the WebUI to manage your Juniper SSG / ScreenOS device, you probably encountered the following error accessing the page lately : ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH If you use a browser that allow SSLv3, you will be able to access the device. However as we all know the weakness of this protocol, it isn’t ideal… Read More »

Linux : How to add rc.local in Debian 9

On Debian 9, the traditional “rc.local” has been deprecated. For traditional Linux users and administrators, there is a way to get it back using SystemD. See the procedure below : 1. Edit the non-existing file “rc-local.service” :

1.1. Add the following content to “/etc/systemd/system/rc-local.service” :

2. Edit the “rc.local” file :

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Windows : Google Chrome freeze shortly after opening

I have encountered the following issue/symptoms with Google Chrome (version 56.0.2924.87) on Windows 10 : – Google Chrome crash shortly after opening, the application become unresponsive even while going to settings – Single tab opened with the default Google page – No 3rd party extension, only Google defaults After digging around, I found that the… Read More »

Category: PC

Linux : R1Soft failed backup of LVM configuration

Having the following error while executing a R1Soft backup on a Linux server? Failed backup of LVM configuration Failed to execute command ‘lvm.static pvs -o pv_fmt,pv_uuid,dev_size,pv_name,pv_mda_free,pv_mda_size,pv_all,seg_all,pvseg_all,vg_all,lv_all –nameprefixes –noheadings –units b –nosuffix –unquoted’ This seem to be related to the latest version. Apparently Idera are aware of the issue and working on a permanent fix. In… Read More »

ScreenOS : ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH accessing WebUI

You probably encountered the following error if you are a fan of using the Juniper SSG/ScreenOS WebUI using a “modern” browser : ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH Well, since the latest clustered SSL exploits, the vast majority of browsers decided to disable some protocols and ciphers for everyone’s safety. To work around this issue, you may use the following… Read More »

Windows : Convert Server 2016 Standard to Datacenter

Windows evolved a lot in the last years, what was once a headache for system administrators is now behind us since a few years. Microsoft now allow to convert a installed Windows Server 2016 Standard to Datacenter without having to re-install. To achieve this, you will need to have in hand your Windows Server 2016… Read More »

Windows : BSOD 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF880018C9836, 0xFFFFF880009A9008, 0xFFFFF880009A8860)

I had the luck of experiencing the following blue screen on a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller server at boot lately : *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF880018C9836, 0xFFFFF880009A9008, 0xFFFFF880009A8860) Related facts with this server : – Haven’t been rebooted since two years – Windows Updates haven’t been run for two years – Running minimalistic… Read More »