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By the request of a few users, I pulled together a Red Hat 8.0 distro and made it available through the Distro Wizard. It requires 450 megs, but has about 100 free. Once I get some feedback (and I expect to get some) I’ll make any changes and bring the size inline with the actual […]
Linode.com version 1.0.55 contains the ability to specify a custom “root” kernel param in your Linode Configuration Profile. With the root= kernel param, you can specify an alternate block device. This is useful for (but not limited to) root LVM setups. Valid characters are A-Z, 0-9, _ and / Enjoy! -Chris
You can now create up to a 32 MB uncompressed initrd image, and specify that image in your configuration profile for use as an initrd when your Linode boots. This is helpful in two-phased boot-up procedures, required when using LVM on your root partitions, or perhaps even running distro-upgrade procedures. To create an initrd image, […]
Updates for Red Hat 9.0 Distros. The Red Hat 9.0 Small distro is now only 670 MB minimum size. If you’ve already deployed Red Hat 9.0 small or large, run the following commands to bring yours up to date: [code] # Remove some wasted space (About 60 megs or so) rpm -e wireless-tools telnet-server hwcrypto […]
The Red Hat 9.0 (Small) distro has been updated to contain a fix for sm-client, part of sendmail, failing to start. If you’re using the RH9 small distro and see this when starting sendmail: Starting sendmail: [ OK ] Starting sm-client: No local mailer defined QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set or this in your […]