Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon coming

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The release date for the 7.10 Ubuntu release is coming soon. I’ve installed a beta into a virtual machine to see what’s what and so far haven’t had much time to play around. I seem to recall the localization question being new in the installer, but then it’s been a while since I used the [...]

The 2nd journey begins… Mandriva 2006 upgrade 2 – Part 4

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

OK, the urpmi upgrade did not go very well. I got into an unworkable corner with URPMI (segmentation fault on running urpmi). Rather than try to troubleshoot or do anything fancy I’m going to move on to the boot cd and do an ftp install from that. It looked as though things went relatively well [...]

The 2nd journey begins… Mandriva 2006 upgrade 2 – Part 3

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Mirrors are added, now it’s time to start the process. OK, everything up until now has been preparatory and hasn’t REALLY upgraded anything. I’ve skimmed over the errata and release notes (again) at http://qa.mandriva.com to make sure there isn’t anything hardware specific or urpmi –auto-select from Mandrake 10.1 specific that I need to be aware [...]

The 2nd journey begins… Mandriva 2006 upgrade 2 – Part 2

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

OK – copying of the most crucial files are done. It’s time to start the process. First I’ve gathered a list of URPMI sources that I can use from online. No local mirror this time, so it may take a while to pull all the files I need. Second, it’s time to say #urpmi.removemedia -a [...]

apt-get introduction

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

For those of you new to linux and using a debian based distribution… here is a good introduction to the world of apt-get. Apt-get is a tool for installing software, updating software, uninstalling software and even for doing complete distribution upgrades.    Send article as PDF   

Linux: Using Mandrake (Mandriva’s) URPMI tool

Monday, August 8th, 2005

As background for this, I’ve used Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva) for my main desktop since around 8.2 I can’t remember quite how long ago that’s been, but around 3 to 4 years I think. The why is something best saved for another writeup. Early on I was frustrated by installing software. I read everyone give [...]

Mandrake or Mandriva linux server setup how to

Monday, August 8th, 2005

A good how to has been posted at howtoforge.com, giving some instructions for setting up Mandrake (now Mandriva) 10.2 into a web/email serving platform. (As well as MySQL and FTP, DNS, and a few others.)    Send article as PDF   

Make your own linux livecd

Monday, August 1st, 2005

I’ve had somewhat of an addiction to the different linux livecds. I can’t seem to help but find it interesting to download and try a new one even if it’s just slightly different from another I’ve seen. I guess part of the reason is I think it’s an important and potentially highly useful area. A [...]

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