Post installation setup and checks pfsense

This entry explains some steps I made when I had to reinstall my router due to a problem explained here. Checking Hard drive performance Let's check hard drive performance: /root: diskinfo -t /dev/ada0s1a /dev/ada0s1a ... TS32GMSA370 # Disk descr. D007501916 # Disk ident. Yes # TRIM/UNMAP support Seek times: Full stroke: 250 iter in 0.025302 … Continue reading Post installation setup and checks pfsense

Recover information when pfsense router doesn’t boot

In this entry I'm going to explain how I could recover information from my router (APU1D4) when router doesn't boot. Since a couple of days I get this error message booting device: elf64_loadimage: failed to read section headers I have to say that I had installed pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE on my router, this distribution is based … Continue reading Recover information when pfsense router doesn’t boot

Problems after installing Debian GNU/Linux on Thinkpad T470p

In this entry I would like to explain the problem that I faced with my new Lenovo Thinkpad T470p after installing Debian GNU/Linux Buster as a second operating system in the box. I have to notice that I was playing a little bit with Microsoft Window 10 Pro installed by default just to know how … Continue reading Problems after installing Debian GNU/Linux on Thinkpad T470p

Install and setup my LAN with pfSense v2.4.2

Much time after I bought my APU1D4 I could install pfSense on it and I'd like to share some notes about this process with you. Let's start with router hardware specifications: APU1D4 specifications Mainboard: APU ALIX Engines APU.1D4CPU: 1 GHz AMD G-Series T40E APU Dual coreRAM: 4GB DDR3Network: 3 x 1 Gbps Ethernet portsWirelessCompex WLE200NX … Continue reading Install and setup my LAN with pfSense v2.4.2

Installing Nike SportWatch GNU/Linux Driver

Long time ago I bought a Nike Sportwatch (sportband) and as I use Debian GNU/Linux at home I wanted to manage my device with Linux. I searched for a Linux driver and I found comsport driver so I decided to give it a chance. You could download the driver from here. $ tar xvzf allcomsport-0.1.tar.gz … Continue reading Installing Nike SportWatch GNU/Linux Driver

Checking Hard Drive health on GNU/Linux (Part II) or ntfs-3g problems

In the previous entry we discard the hardware problem, so it's time to hunt the software problem. As far as I know NTFS file systems are managing by ntfs-3g package in Debian 8 so my next idea was test if this I/O error happened with other kind of file systems, VFAT for example. So I … Continue reading Checking Hard Drive health on GNU/Linux (Part II) or ntfs-3g problems