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RFT: “ubd=mmap” experimental config option

Jan 11, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Request for Testing! I would appreciate it if some of you would test a new option which changes the way UML writes to your filesystem files, and post your experiences here. Normally, UML uses the standard open/close read/write library calls. The problem with this is that it duplicates data in the host’s page cache, and […]
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Fedora Core 1 distro available

Nov 22, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Fedora Core 1, available through the Distro Wizard. [img]http://fedora.redhat.com/images/header-fedora_logo.png[/img] http://fedora.redhat.com This is a minimal install, RPM list to follow. Thanks and Enjoy! -Chris
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Free Upgrade to Linode 96, help test Host4

Nov 4, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I am looking for 10 to 15 brave souls, er, existing Linode 64 customers who are currently at ThePlanet that would be willing to migrate their Linodes to Host4. At the same time, you will be [b]upgraded to the Linode 96 plan for free[/b] — you will [b]continue to pay the Linode 64 prices[/b]. Host4 […]
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Updated Gentoo Linux 1.4 Filesystem

Oct 30, 2003 by Christopher Aker
➡ Updated to latest emerge sync (ssh, glibc, etc) ➡ Reduced minimum size from 780M to 730M ➡ General cleanups -Chris
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Updated RedHat 9.0 Small filesystem

Oct 29, 2003 by Christopher Aker
➡ Removed unncessary packages from the default install ➡ Reduced minimum size from 670M to 550M ➡ Updated to latest packages (ssh, glibc, etc) ➡ General cleanups -Chris
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Updated Debian filesystem

Oct 29, 2003 by Christopher Aker
➡ Now uses shadow and md5 passwords ➡ Removed unncessary packages from the default install ➡ Will generate ssh keys on initial boot ➡ Reduced minimum size from 100M to 80M ➡ General cleanups -Chris
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Red Hat 8.0 (Small) available

Sep 16, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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 […]
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Custom “root=” kernel param

Sep 4, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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
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initrd support

Sep 3, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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, […]
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Red Hat 9.0 Updates – update script

Jul 7, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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 […]
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Fix for sendmail for Red Hat 9.0 (small) Distro

Jun 24, 2003 by Christopher Aker
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 […]
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