HP Laptop 11 inch Stream x360 P010NR

When I call this a fire review, I mean it covers some uncommonly answered questions and critiques.

 

Does this device run Linux distributions?  Yes.  Ubuntu 14.x and 16.x work, but I did have some display glitching when resuming from a power state.  To mitigate this, I could switch to a TTY screen and back to X (Ctrl+Alt+1 then back to X via Ctrl+Alt+7).  Same case for Ubuntu Studio.

This laptop will also run Tails distributions.  You can boot from USB in either UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode USB.

 

I also had Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on this device.  As it has 32 GB of SSD space and 2 GB of RAM, Windows 10 would constantly complain about free memory when opening a web browser.  Considering this is an Intel Celeron N2840, I did pick a x64 bit installer despite not having 4 GB+ of RAM.  Besides the error nagging, the OS did work fine.

 

I picked it up for $250 on sale at a local store.  Considering I use this for configuration and testing, the weight of about 3.5 lbs works well for me.  Also handy is the ‘convertible’ function that lets you flip the screen to the rear of the keyboard, like a giant tablet.  Windows touch and tablet use works vastly better than Linux out of the gate, but short of messing with the on-screen keyboard and doodling pictures with the multi-touch screen, I don’t use the touch options often.
When the screen is flipped, the keyboard is disabled.  Considering this also is the case in linux, I figure there is a hardware detection of when the screen is flipped to disable the keyboard from accidental presses.

 

There are 3 USB ports, an SD Card slot, HDMI output, Ethernet port, bluetooth, headphone output on this model.  The SD Card is handy to help with the limited hard drive space.  CPU wise, you have 2.2 GHz with a burst of 2.58 GHz.  Display size is 11″ at a resolution of 1366 x 768.  Maximum brightness is a little lacking, so you will have some glare issues in heavier sunlight.

 

The restore partition ate up about 6 GB iirc, however I wiped that from the drive.  When you are dealing with a 32 GB hard drive, that stings, especially if you were looking to setup a multi-boot environment off the SSD.  When I say SSD, this is also not a standard SATA one.

 

That concludes this fire review.  Especially the question of if it runs linux distros or not.

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HP Laptop 11 inch Stream x360 P010NR

When I call this a fire review, I mean it covers some uncommonly answered questions and critiques.

 

Does this device run Linux distributions?  Yes.  Ubuntu 14.x and 16.x work, but I did have some display glitching when resuming from a power state.  To mitigate this, I could switch to a TTY screen and back to X (Ctrl+Alt+1 then back to X via Ctrl+Alt+7).  Same case for Ubuntu Studio.

This laptop will also run Tails distributions.  You can boot from USB in either UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode USB.

 

I also had Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on this device.  As it has 32 GB of SSD space and 2 GB of RAM, Windows 10 would constantly complain about free memory when opening a web browser.  Considering this is an Intel Celeron N2840, I did pick a x64 bit installer despite not having 4 GB+ of RAM.  Besides the error nagging, the OS did work fine.

 

I picked it up for $250 on sale at a local store.  Considering I use this for configuration and testing, the weight of about 3.5 lbs works well for me.  Also handy is the ‘convertible’ function that lets you flip the screen to the rear of the keyboard, like a giant tablet.  Windows touch and tablet use works vastly better than Linux out of the gate, but short of messing with the on-screen keyboard and doodling pictures with the multi-touch screen, I don’t use the touch options often.
When the screen is flipped, the keyboard is disabled.  Considering this also is the case in linux, I figure there is a hardware detection of when the screen is flipped to disable the keyboard from accidental presses.

 

There are 3 USB ports, an SD Card slot, HDMI output, Ethernet port, bluetooth, headphone output on this model.  The SD Card is handy to help with the limited hard drive space.  CPU wise, you have 2.2 GHz with a burst of 2.58 GHz.  Display size is 11″ at a resolution of 1366 x 768.  Maximum brightness is a little lacking, so you will have some glare issues in heavier sunlight.

 

The restore partition ate up about 6 GB iirc, however I wiped that from the drive.  When you are dealing with a 32 GB hard drive, that stings, especially if you were looking to setup a multi-boot environment off the SSD.  When I say SSD, this is also not a standard SATA one.

 

That concludes this fire review.  Especially the question of if it runs linux distros or not.

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Cisco Noob Guide

Especially on old-school devices, you might find no one logged  any of the network topology and config details.  If you are lucky (depends on your outlook) there is no password for the console connection.  To connect over console, you will need an ethernet cable that plugs into a serial port on your config machine.  If you do have a password on console port, hopefully it’s something from your list of other device passwords.  Probably a Level-15 account.

We will be in the CLI, so all those nice GUI configs you are used to with newer devices, are not at your disposal.  So we have this guide for logging in, going into enable mode, then showing certain configurations.  This can help you map a network out, especially if you inherited it and want to document and know how it really functions.

Starting out: (Run a cable from the console port on said switch, to your machine Serial port.)

  • Use PUTTY or a similar application to connect to COM1
  • Press Enter 2x.  You should then see Console of some sort
  • Login when prompted for a password (or if none)
  • type ‘en‘ without the quotes.  This will take you to config / enable mode.
  • show ? will give you a list of available commands.
  • Start with show version to get an idea what platform and version of iOS (or PiX) you are dealing with.
  • show running-config will show you the currently running device configuration.  Feel free to archive this into a flat file for reference later.
  • show vlan is huge if you need to know the VLANs defined on the network.
    Note: Your core switch will have them defined, then other devices can reference those VLANs and route accordingly.  IF you do not have a VLAN defined somewhere, it will be useless to use as a target.

 
 

That’s my primer on dorking your way though some older cisco devices.  Granted these methods will work or be very similar in current, CLI based cisco sessions.  Happy explorations.
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Cisco Noob Guide

Especially on old-school devices, you might find no one logged  any of the network topology and config details.  If you are lucky (depends on your outlook) there is no password for the console connection.  To connect over console, you will need an ethernet cable that plugs into a serial port on your config machine.  If you do have a password on console port, hopefully it’s something from your list of other device passwords.  Probably a Level-15 account.

We will be in the CLI, so all those nice GUI configs you are used to with newer devices, are not at your disposal.  So we have this guide for logging in, going into enable mode, then showing certain configurations.  This can help you map a network out, especially if you inherited it and want to document and know how it really functions.

Starting out: (Run a cable from the console port on said switch, to your machine Serial port.)

  • Use PUTTY or a similar application to connect to COM1
  • Press Enter 2x.  You should then see Console of some sort
  • Login when prompted for a password (or if none)
  • type ‘en‘ without the quotes.  This will take you to config / enable mode.
  • show ? will give you a list of available commands.
  • Start with show version to get an idea what platform and version of iOS (or PiX) you are dealing with.
  • show running-config will show you the currently running device configuration.  Feel free to archive this into a flat file for reference later.
  • show vlan is huge if you need to know the VLANs defined on the network.
    Note: Your core switch will have them defined, then other devices can reference those VLANs and route accordingly.  IF you do not have a VLAN defined somewhere, it will be useless to use as a target.

 
 

That’s my primer on dorking your way though some older cisco devices.  Granted these methods will work or be very similar in current, CLI based cisco sessions.  Happy explorations.
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FTBliss.link

I am renewing my ownership of FTBliss.link.  For fun, I will use this to display banned user bot accounts and trend them with some data science infos.  Very like, D3 as it seems to be the standard in web outputting of such information.

It lets me do some newer web projects and shine up on some data science skills, as I like to add that to my forensic approach to troubleshooting and mapping things out.
If anyone wants to jump into this as well, by all means you are welcome to.  I’m going to start exporting the user info and details into a subTable on the site, so we can crawl and enjoy the results.  There will be lots of Russian bots. ROFL. ;)
:roflmayo:

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