Category Archives: Linux

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver on a Dell XPS 15 9570

I was in the market for a new laptop and was planning on just going with the newer version of my current laptop. I have had a Lenovo t460s for a couple of years and have been generally happy with … Continue reading

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Installing Spotify on OpenSuse Leap 42.3

I recently switched from Fedora to OpenSuse Leap on my home office PC. I’ve been a Fedora user for a couple of years but had primarily used SUSE for a long time prior to that. Purchasing a new M2 SSD … Continue reading

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Fedora 25 to 26 Upgrade and VMware Workstation Pro

Today I upgraded my home office PC from Fedora 25 to Fedora 26. The upgrade went smooth with the exception of the proprietary NVidia drivers for my GTX 1060 not working at 1st boot. A quick run of `akmods –force` … Continue reading

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Building ccminer-cryptonight for Monero mining with NVidia GPU’s on Fedora 25

I was playing around with Monero crypto-currency mining this weekend and was able to easily get the CPU miner working on my Fedora 25 workstation. I wanted to use my GPU as well since I recently upgraded to an NVidia … Continue reading

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Adding an isolated network to my home lab

Last week I set up a Satellite server in my home lab so I could test out deploying systems via kickstart. I wanted to kickstart the VM’s using DCHP and PXE but I didnt want the DHCP server running on … Continue reading

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Packstack install fails with Mongo Connection Error

Last night I was installing OpenStack Kilo using packstack via the instructions for CentOS 7 on RDO. I tried installing the stack using the following command, which should have resulted in a full OpenStack install on a single VM with … Continue reading

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Building NVidia Driver 340.76 with Linux 4.0.4 on Fedora 21

This evening I updated Fedora 21 on my Thinkpad W510 laptop and the kernel upgrade brought the laptop to version 4.0.4. The previous 3.x kernel worked perfectly with my Nvidia drivers but installing the Nvidia drivers in the 4.0.4 kernel … Continue reading

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Installing Fedora 21 and ESXi 5.5 on my new Shuttle DS81

As I previously wrote, I recently assembled a new workstation for the home lab that I will be using as both a Linux and ESXi host. I’ll be using it as an admin workstation while not traveling (Linux) and then … Continue reading

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Using old disks to serve data using a VM and Linux software RAID on CentOS or Red Hat 7

I have been contemplating adding a 2nd NAS storage device to my home network for a while. I currently have a Netgear ReadyNAS 2100 system with 8 TB raw storage. The ReadyNAS works terrific but I have a few old … Continue reading

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Burning a Linux boot ISO to a USB drive on a Mac.

I always forget the exact commands to use when I have to burn a Linux ISO to a thumb drive on my MacBook Pro. I am burning a SuSE boot ISO in the example but this procedure should work for … Continue reading

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