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September 13, 2008  12:26 AM

Grub and boot errors



Posted by: Xjlittle
/root, centos, grub, grub.conf, initrd, Linux, menu.lst, red hat, vmlinuz

If you've administered or customized Linux long enough you've no doubt created a situation at some point where, during the boot process, that GRUB throws an error. We're going to discuss some of these situations below along with ways to work through them. If a file name or partition in the GRUB...

September 11, 2008  12:36 AM

Troubleshooot your Linux boot process with GRUB



Posted by: Xjlittle
/boot, /root, grub, grub.conf, Linux, menu.lst

Red Hat and subsequently Fedora and CentOS use the the GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader) to initialize the kernel and boot into Linux. I'm going to look at some of the common error messages possible when booting Linux and how to edit the GRUB boot loader to test and fix the errors. GRUB has 6...


September 9, 2008  6:00 PM

Why I like TinyMe Linux



Posted by: Xjlittle
Linux, notebook, notebook computer, operating system, tinyme

TinyMe Linux is the Operating System of choice if you have an older pc or notebook that you want to use. I have one of those and I have put it to good use with TinyMe. My wife likes to have a notebook computer in the kitchen. This way she can look...


September 8, 2008  3:37 PM

Graphical Linux File Structure representation



Posted by: Xjlittle
/bin, /boot, /home, /root, /sbin, fhs, file system, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, kernel, Linux, linux kernel

I ran across the following jpeg file on another blog. I thought it a reasonable idea to distribute this as much as possible as it is a very good representation of the Linux file...

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September 8, 2008  1:00 AM

Create an Apache Virtual Host



Posted by: Xjlittle
apache, centos, dav, http, httpd, https, Linux, virtual host, web server, webdav

Creating Apache virtual hosts allow you to use a single IP address for many web servers. I use mine for general web serving as well as secure WebDav over HTTPS. The Apache web server is arguably the most popular web server on the internet and


September 6, 2008  8:05 AM

Squid proxy server quick start



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, ftp, http, https, Linux, proxy, proxy cache, squid, squid.conf, unix, web proxy, windows, Yum

Here is a quick start plan for installing the squid-cache.org proxy server. Squid is a caching proxy server that uses HTTP, HTTPS and FTP for caching web pages from the internet. By caching web pages locally the squid server helps you save on bandwidth...


September 4, 2008  11:54 AM

Script Word and OpenOffice documents to pdf



Posted by: Xjlittle
autoit, automate, centos, gui, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, microsoft work, Open Office, openoffice, pscp, putty, scp, script, scripting, word

I ran into a situation a couple of weeks ago where it would be convenient to script Word and OpenOffice documents into pdf format. One of my jobs here is to create the network and email...


September 1, 2008  9:34 PM

Ubuntuserver is unbelievably stupid



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, grub, gui, headless, inittab, lilo, Linux, ssh, ubuntu, ubuntuserver, ubuntuserver upgrade, zimbra

Yes you read the title right. Ubunutserver is unbelievably stupid. Ok let's take it from the top. I had Ubuntuserver 7.0.4 installed as my WebDAV secure server, my son's baseball team's website, samba and so on. I run this server headless and without a gui. Note here that the normal install...


August 31, 2008  11:37 PM

To gmail or yahoo..



Posted by: Xjlittle
Browsers, firefox, internet explorer, Linux, Microsoft Windows, opera, windows

Do you like gmail? I don't. I first started using gmail a few months ago when it looked like Microsoft had a good chance of purchasing Yahoo. I've had a Yahoo account for over ten years. I've since gone back to Yahoo. No, not because Microsoft didn't buy them. I just don't like gmail. You...


August 30, 2008  11:16 PM

Single signon with Clipperz



Posted by: Xjlittle
Browsers, clipperz, cloud computing, encrypt, encrypted password, firefox, internet explorer, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, Networking, opera, saas, Security, single sign on, sso

Clipperz provides single signon capabilities using a web browser for all of your web based sites. Clipperz is an open source project started in 2005 by Marco and Giulio Cesare. I have been using Clipperz now for about six months on a daily basis. From an...


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