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Install Bare Bones Debian 7.4 Wheezy Server

This article is a quick “how-to” on setting up a simple, clean and lean Debian server. Also including setting up SSH to remotely connect to the server.

Debian Wheezy Installation

After several years spent with Fedora I’ve decided to try another Linux distribution. My choice fell on Debian that I need to learn because of my project. The tutorial describes installation of common user applications. It also offers solution to problems I encountered after Debian Wheezy installation. Please have in mind that is written from […]

Debian-Installer in a Cloud, part 2.

I finally manage to create an image of the Debian Installer automatically, with no key or password transiting on the Cloud or the network, and without using the ec2-api-tools, which are non-Free. Thanks to Eucalyptus for implementing the attribute InstanceInitiatedShutdownBehavior in euca2ools 2.1.2.

Debian testing (wheezy) keyboardless install

I couldn’t find an end-to-end document online about this just bits and pieces here and there. Let me describe how to install Debian testing (wheezy) without a keyboard using an USB flash drive and ssh.

Bootstrapping Debian Unstable

It turns out that the following is all it takes to install Debian Unstable in a chroot jail under Ubuntu, and then to log into that jail as root

Automated Customized Debian Installation Using Preseed

I’ve always wanted to create a custom Debian installer CD with a preseed file for automated installation. This post is the first step in realizing that dream. There are many steps and details involved in the process but creating a CD with a preseed.cfg file is the easiest because it’s repeatable step-by-step. So that’s where […]

How to Assemble a Home Network Storage Server

My OS of choice is Linux, and for this small, headless system, Debian seemed ideal. Installation of Debian is generally smooth and simple, but I managed to complicate things by trying to install from a USB flashdrive.

Debian on an old laptop – advice from Make Tech Easier

Like Price, I’ve done my share of minimal Debian installations, then building up the system with just the packages I need. That’s especially necessary when you have a very small hard drive, like the 3 GB disk in my now-12-year-old Compaq Armada 7770dmt, which is running Debian Squeeze with Xfce right now.

Debian on the DreamPlug

So let’s say you want to put Debian on your DreamPlug. You do, of course, because running some other operating system is in poor taste, and you’d be embarrassed telling your friends. How do you do it? You can’t use d-i.

Debian on Thinkpad Edge 11″

This has been several months since I didn’t use much my laptop, an Asus S5N: it was crippled by a short battery life and was hit by several bugs, most of them targeting the i855GME graphic chipset thanks to the use of GEM and KMS in the latest Xorg. I did not want to invest […]

Installing Debian

The next stage in the great pro­ject to migrate back from Debian from OpenSol­aris: installing Debian. Wow, it’s so much easier these days! Here are my ran­dom notes from the install.

Debian on an iMac (100%)

I nervously installed Debian as soon as the machine arrived. What if it did not work, would I have to use OS X for the next three or four years ? Luckily, everything went well, and the procedure is much simpler than it looks

Installing Debian Squeeze

Over the weekend I tried installing Debian’s new release, “Squeeze”, on my Vaio TX650 laptop. I used a “net install” CD, the one that installs only the bare minimum then goes to the net for anything else.

Mintifying Debian

Happily, another of the virtues of LMDE is that is aims to be fully compatible with her parent and, therefore, one can always do a regular Debian installation with the advanced options he or she needs and then mintifying it by adding the Mint repositories. The result does not look exactly like a fresh LMDE […]

Installing Debian Squeeze from Hard Disk

Unfortunately the Debian installer does not work on my Dell desktop box. I still wanted to do a fresh install of Squeeze, and the only sensible option for me is to install off hard disk. This method may work well even if I have working install USB stick/CD media.

How to install debian on Samsung Galaxy Tab

The instruction of setting up debian in G1 is in saurik’s site here.. But some of the information are outdated, as the rooting is very simple now and the busybox comes with one click z4root

Debian Minimal Install XFCE4

The objective is to complete a minimal Debian install with XFCE4 Desktop Environment. Its essential to keep the installation small light fast clean with no clutter.

installing debian on hp proliant dl120 G5 server over LO100 virtual media & kvm.

For successful installing of Debian Lenny on hp proliant dl120 G5 server provided by masterhost over LO100 virtual media & kvm ( assuming some advanced ILO or how that shit is named is bought) require

How to install Linux Debian

Today I’ll show you how to install Debian into your server. Basically, Debian is way straight forward and quite easy to install for beginners

The New Debian Server

In our conference call on August 19th Brendan gave me some pointers about the installation that I would be doing of the Debian ‘Lenny’ Linux software onto the new server. He said it would be fairly straight forward…and parts of it were and other parts of it weren’t.

How to install Debian – my way

There is the easy way that you just install everything that the installation CD tells you or you can do something like the followings. My way of installing the Debian may be a little more ( ) complex but after understanding it, the whole process will be quite automated and quick.

A Debian server at 150Mhz, 32Mb

I made the original swap for the experience of setting it up in Debian stable, and to see if a machine running at 150Mhz can fill those roles as easily as one running at 550Mhz, but better than one running at 120Mhz or 100Mhz. (And maybe even 166Mhz, if that’s worth adding.)

Debian Squeeze on a ThinkPad X201

The goal here is to have a working ThinkVantage button to access the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition, as well as a fully functional Windows 7 and Debian Squeeze dual-boot. The key to this is to not touch the Windows/Lenovo MBR. Do not install Grub to the MBR!

Install debian server in a linux chroot environment

Running Linux system inside a chroot environment allows a system admin to decrease an impact on a production server when the server gets compromised. Change root will change root directory to all current running processes and its children to a chroot jail

Debian Doesn’t Love Me!

Debian doesn’t love me. I dunno what I did to incur such defiance, but one thing is for sure: I’m very grateful for the folks at Mepis, and Canonical, Sidux, and others who can tame Debian and make it usable by ordinary folks.

Freshly Squeezed Debian: Installing from Live DVD

A graphical, wizard-like installer (like Ubuntu’s) is not available; the installer runs in a terminal. (Other than nice anti-aliased fonts, there’s not much difference between the current graphical installer and the traditional ncurses-based installer anyway, so you’re not missing much.)

A Slimline Debian Install: It’s Easier Than You Might Think

I’m taking about machines with maybe 256MB-512MB of memory and a CPU around the 600MHz mark. My new thing in these situations is to deploy the latest Debian in a slimmed down form.

Install Debian Linux from USB boot memory stick

There are more and more Laptops nowadays which do not have a CD/DVD-ROM facility build in but are able to boot from USB memory stick. This small guide provides all needs on how to create a bootable USB memory stick to install a Debian without a need for CD/DVD drive.

Installing Debian Linux; experiences, thoughts and opinions…

Staying true to my keenness to act upon random urges, I decided to install Debian on my Linux box, replacing Fedora.

It’s that time of the decade: I’m reinstalling Debian

Throughout all of that, it’s still running the original sid that I put on it when it was new, dist-upgraded since then, copied to new disks via tar and netcat, but never reinstalled. So it’s probably been less than my average of 10 years on a given Debian install.

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