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Dec 23, 2008

Custom kernels with pv-grub

It’s now possible to boot custom kernels and even alternate operating systems under your Linode instance by the use of pv-grub — a port of the GRUB bootloader into the Xen mini-os kernel.  Essentially, your Linode boots into the pv-grub kernel, looks for your menu.lst and associated kernel files, and then executes your kernel. Although […]

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Apr 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Ubuntu version 8.04 Hardy Heron is now available for installation via the distro wizard. Existing installs can, of course, upgrade.

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Nov 9, 2007

Fedora Core 8

Fedora Core 8 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not a Fedora user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template

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Oct 30, 2007

Arch Linux 2007.08

Arch Linux 2007.08 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not an Arch user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template 😉

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Oct 30, 2007

OpenSUSE 10.3

OpenSUSE 10.3 is available for install from the distro wizard. I’m not an OpenSUSE user so feel free to point out any deficiencies in the template 😉

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Oct 26, 2007

Utility to change a root password

[b]Utility to change a root password[/b] I’ve added a utility to change root password on a selected disk image. It’s [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/fschpasswd.cfm]available here[/url], off of the new [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/]Utilities sub-tab[/url]. It’s pretty straightforward. You select a disk image, enter a new password twice, hit submit and the job is dispatched to the host. Your Linode must be […]

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Oct 23, 2007

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

Ubuntu version 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon is now available for installation via the distro wizard. Existing installs can, of course, upgrade.

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Sep 3, 2007

Gentoo 2007.0

Gentoo 2007.0 disk image is up — available now through the Distro Wizard… Enjoy! -Chris

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May 1, 2007

CentOS 5.0

CentOS 5.0 is now available for installation via the distro-wizard.

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Apr 26, 2007

Debian 4.0 and Ubuntu 7.04

Debian 4.0 Etch and Ubuntu 7.04 Fiesty Fawn are now available for installation via the distro wizard. Existing installs can, of course, be upgraded via apt.

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Mar 14, 2007

Fedora Core 6 (FC6)

I’ve updated our Fedora distro to FC6. I’m pretty sure this distro requires a 2.6 kernel (which new deployments now default to). Let me know how it goes. Thanks, -Chris

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Dec 24, 2006

Gentoo 2006.1

I’ve just deployed a Gentoo 2006.1 template filesystem. Available now through the Distro Wizard. Enjoy! -Chris

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