Mounting Google Cloud Storage FUSE with fstab


I'm extremely new to GCP, but I explicitly joined it because I wanted a storage solution where I could mount directly to my machine and just work normally without having to manually drag and drop things to ensure they are backed up. Not only is it easy, it's really cheap. To ensure my day-to-day is smooth, I ensure that, upon booting up my machine, my GCP bucket is mounted automatically. In order to do this, there are a few things I had to tinker with in order to make it happen. The configuration file /etc/fstab contains the necessary information to automate the process of mounting partitions. For mounting GCP storage in this case, I will be using fstab. Since…

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How to make Windows USB flash install media from Linux


I've already shared how to do this on my forum, but thought it would be beneficial to share it here as well, since many not view the forum. After trying many ways of creating a bootable flash drive for installing Windows shown online, I successfully found a method that actually works. Requirements: Gparted sudo apt-get install gparted USB flash drive Instructions: Insert the USB flash drive, then open gparted. In the upper right corner of gparted, click on the dropdown menu and select the USB drive. Note the filesystem. In this example, lets assume it is /dev/sdf In the main window in gparted, delete all of the partitions and format the drive as NTFS. After formatting, right-click the drive…

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