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How to Install Raid Array on a GNU Debian Linux Box

Linux does a far better job managing FakeRaid than any Software Drivers. I know that Disk Partition software in SUSE, Fedora, Debian Lenny+ and Mandriva provide Raid Array Setup

Debian FTPMaster meeting, now with the one and only official documentation of the archive

Here we are, still writing code, still doing 16hour days, still keeping the archive cronjobs disabled, still having fun.

DebConf10 to take place in New York City, USA in August 2010

New York City, USA, October 30, 2009 – The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf10.

Howto make deb file from source code in ubuntu / debian Linux with Checkinstall

This post shows you how to make deb file from source code in ubuntu / debian Linux with Checkinstall

Building Debian (and Ubuntu) Meta Packages

Over the last few weeks I have been building a bunch of Debian packages (aka debs) for a new Ubuntu server roll out. Most of the packages are either updates to existing packages or meta packages. Building meta packages is pretty easy, once you know how.

Self-indulgence Advisory

I downloaded the latest versions of Ubuntu and MEPIS, and burned both a Live CD and bootable USB drive for each. Object: same as always, looking for a Linux distro that Just Works.

Building a 15W Debian GNU/Linux system

Recently I managed to find out that there is a new chipset out there, the Intel i945GSE, which runs at about 11W TDP, including the soldered-on-board N270 atom cpu. And I convinced myself that this could get my new homeserver.

Eeebuntu eeevolves with Debian Linux

The team behind Eeebuntu, an ASUS Eee netbook-optimised version of Ubuntu Linux, has announced that compatibility issues with Ubuntu 9.10 – Karmic Koala – has led them to abandon Ubuntu and build their work upon Debian Linux from now on.

How To Enable Networking In Xen Guests On Hetzner’s New EQ Servers (Debian Lenny)

This tutorial shows how you can enable networking in Xen guests (domU) on Hetzner’s new EQ servers

WTF Debian? Let’s get some sensible dependencies

On Saturday a kernel update meandered its merry way from the repos and then didn’t install cause dpkg crapped out with a “disk full” error. The “disk” in question being sda1 aka my boot partition.

Nordic minidebconf at FSCONS 13-15 November 2009

We are a gang of Debian users and developers who are going to organize a minidebconf at the FSCONS free society conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference is held 13-15 November, which also are the dates the minidebconf will be held.

25+ Useful Linux and Unix Cheat Sheets

In this post , I have collected almost 27 Cheat sheets available for Linux users. These Cheat sheets will contain Linux command lines, Linux security, Linux administration, Gnome/KDE, sed/awk/vim, and distribution specific codes.

5 useful pdf manipulating tools for ubuntu / debian Linux

PDFedit is free and open source tool for manipulating PDF documents. You can use it to read, change and extract information from a PDF file.

Koha on Debian Lenny + Squeeze mixed HOWTO

Koha is a full-featured open-source ILS. Developed initially in New Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd and first deployed in January of 2000 for Horowhenua Library Trust, it is currently maintained by a team of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe.

Patch KernelCheck To Make It Work Again [Ubuntu/Debian]

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). Unfortunately, KernelCheck hasn’t been working for a few months do to some changes made on Kernel.org website.

Kernel 2.6.32 for Debian Squeeze

The entire Debian kernel team assembled for a four day meeting at the annual Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland, Oregon, to set out the key features for the forthcoming version 6.0 (codename Squeeze) of the open source Linux distribution.

Don’t swap like a sucker OR How to tune swap settings on Linux.

Even with the 2.6 kernel, and all it’s wonder, default swap settings are fairly liberal in my opinion. The good news is, vm.swappiness can be adjusted via the proc filesystem.

Install vsftpd in ubuntu|debian |linuxMint

vsftpd, which stands for “Very Secure FTP Daemon”, is an FTP server for Unix-like systems, including Linux. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. It supports IPv6 and SSL. Since version 2.0.7 vsftpd supports explicit and implicit FTPS.

Eeebuntu 4.0 to drop Ubuntu for Debian

The team has decided to move away from Ubuntu in its next release. Instead, Eeebuntu 4.0 will be based on Debian Unstable.

Bits from the kernel team

Debian on EEEPC 900HD

After working with the original EEEPC 701 (a.k.a. 4G) for a couple of months, I decided it would be worth it to upgrade to the EEEPC 900HD.

Bits from the release team: Planning, request for help

Release planning: Proposing a new freeze date is not easy. Taking into account all of the feedback we have received, both online (by e-mail, IRC) as well as in person, and some challenging release goals we have set for ourselves, we propose freezing in March 2010.

Install Pidgin 2.6.2 on Lenny

The version of Pidgin that is in the Lenny repositories has some problems. It’s an older version and does not work with Yahoo messenger, usually you can’t get the proper certifcate from Yahoo in Pidgin.

Installing hardware RAID monitor on IBM xseries 345 model 8670, IBM Server RAID monitoring via IBM’s RAID software RaidMan on 32 bit (i386) Debian Etch

Following my prescriptions the company where I work for has bought two hard drives for one of the servers we use for website hosting. The two drives are with capacity of 80GB.

Getting Stanford’s “Karel the Robot” to Run in Debian’s Eclipse

The instructions and files available from the website are only available for Windows and Macintosh platforms. The process is not that hard, but if you’re new to Java and Eclipse, you’ll likely be thrown by this. I couldn’t find any documentation on how to do this after extensive searching, so here it is.

10 years in Debian now

I don’t want to count the packages that I am involved today but I am concentrating on Java related stuff. We got OpenJDK into Lenny and since DebConf9 it is our default JDK.

Debian Workshop 1 at New York City

So Debian-NYC, mainly the DebConf10 local team, organized a workshop for people interested on Debian packaging. The nice people of drop.io offered their handy location in Brooklyn.

Linux Users Can Try The Chrome OS Browser Right Now

Google spilled some choice Chrome OS guts yesterday, leaving us with a heap of files to sift through. The best part? It included the browser. Google’s files have been pulled, but Linux users can still download Chrome for Chrome here.

Debian packaging: Changing permissions and ownership of dirs

Now the thing is I need to give this user permissions for the dirs it will need to own/write and so on. I already have the dirs listed in debian/dirs and I don’t want to hardcode anything else in the rules or in the postinst.

Setup Debian Lenny PV & HVM DomUs (64-bit) sharing same image device at Xen 3.4.1 & Libvirt 0.7.1-10 Dom0 on top of F12 (rawhide) with 2.6.31.1 pvops enabled kernel

The posting bellow provides a workaround for failure of straight forward virt-install Debian Lenny 64-bit DomU via location http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-amd64/ .

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