Post tagged: boot

Alpine Boot switcher

I boot from a USB boot drive using UEFI. Because of the UEFI boot, it just a matter of copying the files from the alpine ISO to a USB thumbdrive VFAT32 partition. Partition may be set to EFI (but this doesn't seem to be required).

Since I would like to …

Installing Void Linux

I made the switch to void linux. Except for compatibility issues around glibc, it works quite well. Most compatibility I have worked around with a combination of Flatpaks, chroots and namespaces.

The high lights of void linux:

  • musl build - which is very lightweigth
  • Does not depend on systemd …

Docker on Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux Quick installation

See wiki For Alpine Linux > 3.8

  1. Un-comment community repo from /etc/apk/repositories
  2. apk add docker
  3. rc-update add docker boot
  4. service docker start

Optional: (docker compose)

apk add docker-compose

Note 2021-03-21: When I tested this, the daemon.json did not work! Your mileage may vary …

Retropie

  • DVD player
  • Bluetooth receiver
  • keyboard

  • good keyboard bindings

  • how to exit games
  • convert probox into binding keys
  • where are key codes saved

  • Write image:
  • gunzip < retropie-4.3-rpi2_rpi3.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sde bs=4M
  • Configure config.txt
  • hdmi_force_hotplug=1
  • hdmi_drive=2
  • Boot and configure keyboard
  • D-Pad => D-Pad
  • start …

CyberWorld 2017.1

Development - travis cordova build - travis ionic build

  • owx
  • common
    • muninlite (can it support plugins?)
    • flock, pwgen, ifstat
  • ow1
    • diags&tools: usbutils, netstat-nat
    • sniffer: tcpdump[-mini] 317K/617K, libpcap 191K
  • owX

    • FW/NAT
    • DNSMASQ: DHCP + DNS
    • NTP server
    • Dynamic DNS updating (mushu porker)
    • NFS
    • IPv6 tunnel
    • Provisioning server: (PXE, TFTP, NFS …

Using a NAS200 as a Print server

Last weekend I had a small weekend project to move my All-In-One Printer/Scanner from my Xen host server to a spare NAS200 I had lying around. Since the NAS200 has a i486 compatible CPU, and I had been able to run a CentOS 5 distro before, I figure it …

Diskless Archlinux

I am still to test this recipe

Server Configuration

First of all, we must install the following components:

  • A DHCP server to assign IP addresses to our diskless nodes.
  • A TFTP server to transfer the boot image (a requirement of all PXE option roms).
  • A form of network storage (NFS …

ArchLinux tips

A bunch of recipes useful for an ArchLinux system environment.

Mostly around system administration.

Custom Repos and Packages

In the repo directory, put all the packages in there.

repo-add ./custom.db.tar.gz ./*

Add to pacman.conf:

[custom]
SigLevel = [Package|Databse]Never|Optional|Required
Server = path-to-repo

See also repo-remove. A …

Kerberos howtos

Kerberos is a network authentication protocol which works on the basis of "tickets" to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner. (Source Kerberos_(protocol) )

Backups

Create backup:

kdb5_util dump _dump_file_

Restore from dump file:

kdb5_util load _dump_file_

Master/Slave …