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Christopher Aker

Finnix LiveCD Recovery Distribution Support

Nov 23, 2005 by Christopher Aker
[b]Finnix LiveCD Recovery Distribution Support[/b] I’ve added support to the LPM that allows you to utilize Finnix as a recovery/rescue/bootstrap distribution. It occupies none of your disk space, autoconfigures your network interface and swap files, and contains enough admin utilities to get just about anything done. To quote the [url=http://www.finnix.org/]Finnix website[/url]: [quote]Finnix is a self-contained, […]
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Updated Debian Filesystem to Sarge

Jun 7, 2005 by Christopher Aker
Updated the Debian Distribution to latest stable (Sarge). -Chris
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Planet Linode – RSS Aggregator

May 7, 2005 by The Linode Security Team
In the spirit of the various Planet based RSS aggregators comes [url=https://www.linode.com/planet/]Planet Linode[/url]. For an example of some other Planet sites, check out [url=http://planet.debian.org/]Planet Debian[/url], [url=http://planet.gnome.org]Planet Gnome[/url], and [url=http://planet.ubuntulinux.org/]Planet Ubuntu[/url]. Any Linode customer is welcome to have their blog added to the [url=https://www.linode.com/planet/]Planet Linode[/url] site. To have your blog listed, please open a Support Ticket […]
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Filesystem Helpers

Apr 22, 2005 by Christopher Aker
New feature in the LPM: Filesystem Helpers [b]What is it?[/b] Currently, the only helper that’s been implemented is “Disable updatedb”, which disables any cron jobs that run the updatedb command. This should help, if not eliminate, the high nightly load averages experienced on the hosts when a number of Linodes run updatedb at the same […]
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Updated Gentoo Linux 2005.0 Filesystem

Mar 30, 2005 by Christopher Aker
Brought Gentoo up to date, to 2005.0 profile. Please let me know if I missed anything. -Chris
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CentOS 4.0 now available

Mar 14, 2005 by Christopher Aker
CentOS 4.0 now available through the Distro Wizard. [img]https://www.linode.com/images/logos/centoslogo-64.png[/img] “udev” is installed, but won’t run on startup. To enable (if you know what you’re doing), grep for “udev” in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit and uncomment the line. It’s likely that this package can just be removed completely. I also disabled bdb in /etc/my.cnf, which is needed since it […]
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Ubuntu 4.10 now available

Jan 26, 2005 by Christopher Aker
I’ve create an Ubuntu Linux disk image, available now through the Distro Wizard. [url=http://www.ubuntulinux.org/][img]https://www.linode.com/images/logos/ubuntu_logo.png[/img][/url] [code]adduser alsa-base alsa-utils apt apt-utils aptitude at base-config base-files base-passwd bash bind9-host bsdmainutils bsdutils bzip2 console-common console-data console-tools coreutils cpio cramfsprogs cron dash debconf debconf-i18n debianutils dhcp3-client dhcp3-common diff discover1 discover1-data dmidecode dmsetup dnsutils dosfstools dpkg dselect e2fslibs e2fsprogs ed eject […]
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Retrieve Your Log in Information

Nov 14, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I’ve deploy a new feature that enables you to retrieve a lost username or lost password. To reset a lost account password, you’ll need the username and any payment or invoice ID (which are located on the emails you receive each month or during signup). This will NOT work for accounts until they are activated… […]
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CentOS WORLD-WRITABLE /etc/shadow file

Oct 4, 2004 by Christopher Aker
The CentOS images (both the old and the recently updated version) have a world-writable /etc/shadow file. This image was in fact built from scratch and was not online at any point. I can only account this towards a mis-configuration of some kind when I built the image. If you’ve deployed CentOS, please perform this as […]
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Updated CentOS Filesystem

Sep 15, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Brought CentOS up to date. -Chris
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Updated Gentoo Linux 2004.2 Filesystem

Sep 15, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Brought Gentoo up to date, to 2004.2 profile. -Chris
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