Convert MBR Boot Drive to GPT without data loss

Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:33:26 in SSD, NVMe

Converting a SSD with the legacy MBR/BIOS partition and boot method to GPT and UEFI without losing data. Why, I'm installing a new Samsung 950 SSD and migrating the data from the existing OCZ Vertex 3 SSD that is configured as MBR. To take advantage of speed of UEFI booting and secondly to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Ultimate.

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Multiboot UEFI USB Drive

Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:34:54 in USB Multiboot

Every so often i find myself updating my USB tool kit, This post is going to deal with UEFI booting the USB key with Gparted Live with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Tools 10 x64 and Windows 10 x64 Setup in UEFI mode. I have also added the legacy BIOS/MBR mode to make it more universal.

Voyager Flash Drive

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Adding NVMe Drivers to Diagnostic and Recovery Tools

Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:36:21 in SSD, NVMe

With the impending arrival of the Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD I have been prepping my tools to migrate my office machine from a Vertex 3 SSD to the 950 Pro SSD. As with cloning the drive the necessary boot drivers will be required in the DART image to repair the install after cloning.

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Zoneminder Hashed Logins

Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:24:37 in PHP, JQuery

I use Zoneminder to monitor my driveway camera that i installed after my garage was broken into, lost all my fishing gear and mountain bike, having two of my hobbies hollowed out by the thieves was pretty gutting.

Hikvision Bullet Cam




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Raspberry Pi Irrigation

Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:37:52 in Raspberry Pi

Home automation, using a raspberry pi and opto isolated relays to control 24VAC solenoid water valves and a 12VDC water pump. 

The idea is to automate the watering of my vegetable garden utilising the rain water collected from the garage roof in two 1000 litre water tanks.

8 way relay board

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