When I started, I had no real knowledge of kickstart files. Now I know a little, and I figured I could share with other CentOS/Red Hat admins how one might customize a kickstart file to create a LiveDVD ISO.
Subject to changes: Windows 7 is where I find myself spending most of my time: At home it’s my game machine, and at work … well, it makes a passable platform for my email and web browsers. So, that’s where my keyboard and mouse live. However, at both home and work I have an Ubuntu (Linux variant) system next to the Windows box, and occasionally I add my laptop (also running Ubuntu) to the mix. I use Synergy to control the Linux systems from the Windows system, and use SSH tunnels to secure the connection. Here’s how I do it.
There are two ways to do this – the easy, safe way, and the somewhat cleaner but more dangerous way. I’ll be providing the steps for doing it the not quite so easy, somewhat more dangerous way, as it makes your partitions look nicer. This is probably the most unsafe way to do it, and there’s probably easier ways to accomplish what I’m trying to do, but here’s what appears to have worked.
I finally got the job I’ve been wanting for, oh, nearly a decade now (if not more). In this job I’m the go-to admin for the servers (almost all CentOS based) that support a large (3000+ device) network. Cisco routers run the network, and we have servers that are connected to “monitor” ports. One of the principle tasks of these servers are to allow network engineers to run packet captures. Thing is, interesting things can happen as far as IPv6 is concerned when you have systems getting IPv6 router advertisements on server interfaces that don’t actually do more than just accept packets …
I now am the master of backups at my new place of employment. I’ve been learning a bit about Backup Exec, and ran into an interesting issue. In the hopes of preventing others from taking the three or four days it took me to track the issue down, I relate the experience here.
A quickie blog post about Google Voice, a service where Google provides you the ability to read your voice mail or ring multiple numbers from one phone number.
This isn’t a “how to get it working” post, but a “how to fix it if you suddenly can’t boot either OS.”
Google has added a social networking application to GMail, called “Buzz”. Here are some of my thoughts on it.
Certain apps used here at my workplace seem to prefer the actual version of Java 5 rather than the faked one from Java 6. Here’s a quick how to that might help you get your apps working.