Author: Alex

How to change the VeraCrypt interface language in Linux

Currently, preliminary versions of VeraCrypt have an interface in French, German, Russian and other languages. When localization support is added to the stable version, and this will be done in VeraCrypt 1.25, then to get VeraCrypt with the interface translated into your language, it will be enough (more…)

How to get web page content and cookies of .onion sites in Python

A program that receives data from the Tor network must work with cookies, for example, in the case of a parser, it can be cURL, PHP script, Python script, and so on.

In the article “Web site parsing in command line” there is an example of working with cookies in cURL, but how to (more…)

How to repair an LVM disk using fsck

How to repair an LVM disk

If, due to errors on the disk, the system cannot boot, then usually in the emergency mode console you need to check the disk partitions, approximately as follows (you need to specify your disk name and partition number):

umount /dev/sda2
fsck -y /dev/sda2

But (more…)

How to determine why Linux boots into Emergency mode

How to determine the exact reason why Systemd falls in emergency mode

A Linux system can go into an emergency mode shell if it encounters problems during boot.

The screen prompts you to execute the command

journalctl -xb

to find the causes of system problems.

It (more…)

Why doesn’t the kill command kill the process?

What are the differences and how to use the kill, pkill and killall commands

How to shutdown a process by process id

Each of the kill, pkill and killall commands are used to stop processes in Linux. In “How to use ps command to monitor Linux processes”, we looked at a number of ways to identify processes, including name, command, user, and terminal. We (more…)

How to use ps command to monitor Linux processes

The ‘ps’ (processes status) command is a built-in Unix/Linux utility for viewing information regarding the selection of running processes on the system: it reads this information from virtual files in the /proc file system. It is one of the essential system administration utilities, especially (more…)

How to install the Active Directory PowerShell module on Windows Server, Windows 11 and Windows 10

The Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell is one of the main tools for domain administration, managing objects in Active Directory, and getting various information about AD computers, users, groups, etc. Any Windows administrator should know how to use AD as a graphical snap-in (usually These (more…)

PowerShell with administrator rights: how to run and verify

How to run PowerShell as an administrator

Some commands and cmdlets require elevated privileges. Examples of actions that require administrator rights are service management (install, start, stop, uninstall) and package management (add and remove package providers, install and remove packages).

For (more…)

Error “Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked” (SOLVED)

After a sudden power outage, unsuccessful update or adding a new disk to /etc/fstab, you may face the problem that your system does not boot, or rather, boots into the console or into a black screen. Sometimes the problem is compounded by the fact that the system administrator cannot even get (more…)

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