Thursday, 7 April 2011

Been a while...


...but I wanted to document this somewhere, so I can refer to it in the future.

I received a LaCie 500GB "rikiki" drive today that i'd ordered off of Amazon. This is a great little drive that is powered off of the USB port, so no need to lug around an extra power adaptor :) The plan is to use it with both my MacBook at home, and my Win7 machine at work.

Unfortunately, the built-in setup software only allowed 468GB for Mac only, and 32GB Max as a 'shared' partition (both Mac OS X and Windows). So I decided to format it completely on my windows machine, creating a 500GB NTFS fileshare. Little did I know at the time, that Mac OS X has just Read-only access to NTFS shares by default... :(

However, following these simple steps allows the drive to be mounted as read/write;

Open Terminal
'diskutil info /Volumes/volume_name'
'sudo nano /etc/fstab'
'LABEL=volume_name none ntfs rw'
ctrl-x to exit, y to save
Restart and reconnect the drive

This enables the NTFS share to be mounted as read/write! :)

Monday, 10 January 2011

INE Training

Blimey, I can't believe it has been so long since my last Blog post!! Time has really flown by with the Christmas holidays and everything...

As mentioned previously, my work are happy for me to purchase INE online training. Over Christmas I took advantage of their '12 Days of Christmas' offers, and purchased their CCSP Class-on-Demand and got CCVP Class-on-Demand for free, yay!

I also picked up their IP Multicast Class-on-Demand and received the IPv6 Class-on-Demand for free also.

The CCSP videos are going well so far, and I've made plenty of notes. My plan is to sit the exam when I'm at Cisco Live! at the end of the month. I'll then have approx. 3 months to finish off the other exams before they are made redundant in Apr/May this year.

I'd also previously planned to start my CCIE studies this year, so will be doing some of that reading also (as I went to the effort of programming my 2Do app to remind me to read different sections every couple of days!)..


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