Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Add SystemRescueCD capability to your USB stick

For Linux users: Creating a bootable SystemRescueCD USB stick. The SystemRescueCD is an invaluable resource and should be in every techs toolkit. Kudos and much thanks to the developers!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ubuntu install hangs on partitioning @43%

Many sites are recommending setting up the partition table on an SSD using:
  • fdisk -H 32 -S 32 /dev/sdx
Unfortunately for a complex partitioning scheme this causes Ubuntu partman to hang during installation (at 43% in my case).

I discovered that:
  • fdisk -H 224 -S 56 /dev/sdx
Works just fine.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Overview for installing Ubuntu via network

Simple overview for installing Ubuntu via network.
  • Ubuntu Server is the OS we will install in this guide.
  • Note: this is just the big picture, other guides can instruct on setting up the various DHCP, DNS, TFTP, and HTTP servers.
  • The main idea is to focus on the fact that once the detail work is done (and most local networks have these setup) there's basically only 3 major steps to net install nirvana.