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How to Install PhPMyAdmin on Centos 7 from source

Dear Friends,

First of all we will install required repositories.

[root@itpings opt]# rpm -Uvh
[root@itpings opt]# yum -y install epel-release

Now we will install apache, mariadb, mariadb-server and php56

[root@itpings opt]# yum -y install httpd mariadb mariadb-server php56w php-mbstring php-mysql php-soap

Once installed we will download phpmyadmin from

[root@itpings opt]# wget

unzip the content and move it to /var/www/html and rename the unzipped content to phpmyadmin

[root@itpings html]# unzip
[root@itpings html]# mv phpmyadmin

Now Change the ownership of the folder

[root@red html]# chown -R apache.apache phpMyAdmin
[root@red html]# chmod -R 755 phpMyAdmin

Now we will copy config.sample file to config.ini.php

[root@itpings html]# cp

Now we will edit and only add root user and password of mysql ( Make sure you have root user and password of mysql)

/* User used to manipulate with storage */
 $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlhost'] = '';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlport'] = '';
 $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] = 'root';
 $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = 'itpings123';

Now to visit phpmyadmin visit http://<your-ip-address>/phpmyadmin and provide the above user and password.



Salman A. Francis
YouTube: Linuxking
Facebook: LZHProject, Linuxking77

How to Add Physical Disk to Increase Size of /dev/mapper/centos-root

Dear Friends,

I ran into a problem where my openstack machine ran out of space. My Logical FS /dev/mapper/centos-root was only 50GB and most of the space was lost.


I Added a new 500GB HDD (sdb), created partition with parted (sdb1) and gave the below commands:

[root@stack opt]# pvcreate /dev/sdb1
Physical volume "/dev/sdb1" successfully created

Next Check your Volumes with “vgdisplay” command

[root@stack opt]# vgdisplay 
 --- Volume group ---
 VG Name centos
 System ID 
 Format lvm2
 Metadata Areas 1
 Metadata Sequence No 4
 VG Access read/write
 VG Status resizable
 Cur LV 3
 Open LV 3
 Max PV 0
 Cur PV 1
 Act PV 1
 VG Size 465.27 GiB
 PE Size 4.00 MiB
 Total PE 119109
 Alloc PE / Size 119109 / 465.27 GiB
 Free PE / Size 0 / 0 
 VG UUID TrvUI3-Xt7U-6vzF-5RtW-OfK0-OCOy-Tejrb6
 --- Volume group ---
 VG Name cinder-volumes
 System ID 
 Format lvm2
 Metadata Areas 1
 Metadata Sequence No 5
 VG Access read/write
 VG Status resizable
 Cur LV 0
 Open LV 0
 Max PV 0
 Cur PV 1
 Act PV 1
 VG Size 20.60 GiB
 PE Size 4.00 MiB
 Total PE 5273
 Alloc PE / Size 0 / 0 
 Free PE / Size 5273 / 20.60 GiB
 VG UUID 9LDtLm-52Un-1QJA-yc3q-13vE-LqEc-hX0kiU

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Convert pkcs12 key to bks format for Android

Dear Reader,

If you ever want to convert a pkcs12 format key to bks format for Android follow the below instructions.

First of all downlaod bcprov-jdk16-1.46.jar file

[root@itpings certs]# wget
–2017-06-30 17:05:40–
Resolving (…
Connecting to (||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 1876535 (1.8M) [application/java-archive]
Saving to: ‘bcprov-jdk16-1.46.jar’

bcprov-jdk16-1.46.j 100%[===================>] 1.79M –.-KB/s in 0.02s

2017-06-30 17:05:40 (89.3 MB/s) – ‘bcprov-jdk16-1.46.jar’ saved [1876535/1876535]

Now Convert the File as follow with keytool

[root@itpings certs]# keytool –importkeystore –srckeystore user.P12 -srcstoretype pkcs12 –destkeystore user.bks –deststoretype bks –provider org.bouncycastle.jce.provider.BouncyCastleProvider -–providerpath bcprov-jdk16-1.46.jar
Enter destination keystore password:
Re-enter new password:
Enter source keystore password:
Entry for alias 1 successfully imported.
Import command completed: 1 entries successfully imported, 0 entries failed or cancelled
[root@itpings certs]# ls


Salman Aftab
YouTube: LinuxKing
FaceBook: LZHProject

Linux Practical Security Course

Dear Members ,
I am happy to announce that Linux Practical Security by LZH Project is complete. We will launch it shortly. Please support us by buying and rating this course. For first 20 buyers there will be a discount of $5. Total cost is $25. You can also book your copy by sending me email to Please take a look at the introductory video here:

Openstack dashboard gives error “Error: Unable to retrieve information”

So today i ran into one more issue with Openstack , the error showed up  when i logged in to the dashboard and clicked on Project–>Instances.

What i saw terrified me because is saw “NOTHING” !

A day before i had the same issue and i thought it’s related to RAM so i restarted and everything started and operated normally, but this time the reboot didn’t help.

So i started scratching my head and started wondering what might be the reason. I searched internet but no success. I searched log files but nothing made sense at that time, so i rebooted one more time and an Error appeared saying something like “Openstack glance-registry api error limit reached ” So that gave me a head start that it has something to do with system being low in space.

A df -h showed that / is 100% full. I removed some unnecessary files , rebooted the system and Viola !

All started to work Normally.


Make Sure you have enough space with OpenStack


Word Press Plugin Install Error

Hey Guys , so i installed WordPress on Centos 7 and it was successful, but then i faced an Error while installing the plugins. The Error was “Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content”

It asked to connect with FTP , but kept on failing.


Just Give apache permission to www directory and the content beneath it.

[root@itpings]# chown -R apache.apache -R www/ <--- Now Restart httpd [root@itpings opt]# systemctl restat httpd.service <-- Now Try to download the plugin and should work. Thanks, Salman Francis.