Archive for May, 2007

Smartmontools on Windows – emailing warnings

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

For years I’ve been using smartmontools on my linux-based machines. What I’ve absolutely LOVED about it is the advance notice I’ve had of hard drive failures. Two consecutive Decembers I received an email from my server claiming that a drive was dying and had time to replace them rescuing the data. (Although the first one [...]

Yet another domain tools site.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

For a while dnsstuff.com has been my favorite dns tools web site, but there are others. Recently I was pointed to domaintools.com.    Send article as PDF   

Wikipedia download revisited

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

A while ago I wrote about various ways to have an offline copy of the wikipedia. Yes, I know there are credibility issues with wikipedia, but taken with a few grains of salt and objective thinking it is one of the single most useful references online. (I don’t count search engines here – they link [...]

Drive images – filling free space with zeros

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

So, one of the things I’ve been doing is drive imaging. I’ve got 3 systems that are to be identical (based on, of all things Freedos…) So, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to dust off cloning/imaging software. So, I’ve been using the excellent g4l (ghost4linux) which is now up to v 0.22 (I [...]

Instlux – install linux without rebooting to a cd

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

A few days ago I was researching possibilities for linux boot without rebooting to a cd. I found something interesting in instlux. Essentially, it’s a windows installer style download that can bootstrap and install a linux distribution (looks like Linkat, OpenSuse and Ubuntu are currently supported.) I’m curious to actually try this out in the [...]

Really not wanting to sit at the desk….

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

So… it’s ~70 degrees out and springish I have network cables draped over my desk to support a couple systems that I’m imaging right now and am really not wanting to sit here, but… I do have a few things to “clean out”…    Send article as PDF   

Opengroupware install on Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake

Friday, May 4th, 2007

One recent task was install opengroupware on a dapper drake 6.06 install in a virtual machine. I followed the instructions found here and ran into a slight problem. The default install from Ubuntu does not have apache in the enabled repositories. (Apache2)… following the intsructions given I first added opengroupware’s (debian sarge) repository    Send [...]

Vmware server install on Ubuntu Dapper

Friday, May 4th, 2007

I thought I had already posted this, but I looked the other day and didn’t find the article, so I’m posting it now… if it’s a duplicate, sorry… I’m still using Ubuntu’s Dapper Drake 6.06(.1) as a base install for many things… the Long term support idea fo rthe server “stuff” is somewhat reassuring and [...]

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