Fedora – I’m coming back…..

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything Fedora, but I’ve decided that my sabbatical has to end.  With this in mind, I’m going to start slowly coming back to the Fedora ecosystem, it’ll be slow to start with, but I’ve missed it, I need to come back.  I hope you’ll have me.

See you soon.

My info if you’re interested :




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Upgrading Fedora 27 to 28

I upgraded my laptop from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 last night and I’ve got to say it’s was one of the most painless upgrades I’ve ever done.  Here’s how I did it.

1, Make sure you’re system is backed up and has all the most recent packages [I’m not responsible for a hosed system if this doesn’t work for you

dnf upgrade --refresh

2, Install the dnf upgrade plugin

dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

3, Start the upgrade [Please note this will only download the packages, it won’t install them

dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=28

4, Start the upgrade process

dnf system-upgrade reboot

Your system will reboot and start the upgrade process, depending on the speed of your system it might take awhile.

If you have any problems you might have to disable third party repos you have installed on your computer.


Fedora 27 Coloured Bash prompt

For my information, but others might find it useful.

To get this prompt


Add the following line to your .bashrc file

PS1=”[\[\033[1;31m\]\u\[\033[0m\]@\h \W]\\$ ”

To get this colour at the root prompt


Add this to the root .bashrc prompt

PS1=”[\[\033[1;32m\]\u\[\033[0m\]@\h \W]\\$ ”

The actual color code is “1;31″ inside the PS1 variable. The 1 says make it ”’bold”’ and the 31 says the color red.

1;30 Black

1;31 Red

1;32 Green

1;33 Yellow

1;34 Blue

1;35 Magenta

1;36 Cyan

1;37 White (Don’t think white would show up too well on this page)

/happy new year

Hello, welcome, how are you ?

It’s a day or so late, but I wanted to wish every one a happy new year. 2017 was a very busy year and I suspect 2018 will equally be as busy, but I wanted to extend a hand and say Hi, how are you ?

Feel free to come say hello. Nothing very exciting here, but a good ear is sometimes all that’s required.

Enjoy 2018, I hope to see some of you real soon.

nmap + zenmap + fedora

I’ve just tried to install nmap and zenmap on Fedora 27, I thought it would be as simple as

dnf install nmap zenmap

well no, zenmap isn’t found, a quick search on google and it’s actually nmap-frontend

so for my records, and anyone out there that wants to install nmap and it’s front end on Fedora 27

dnf install nmap nmap-frontend

You’re welcome.

Hello :)

You know I haven’t blogged or posted in while, so I thought I’d just write this quick post to say hello and yes I’m still about.

If you feel the need to say hello, and please feel free, then I can be contacted at prjmellors -at- gmail -dot- com