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Ubuntu

Howto Install VirtualBox 1.6 in Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy Heron) including USB Support

Post date: July 27, 2008, 18:07 Category: System Views: 3403 Comments
Tutorial quote: VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) LAMP Server Setup

Post date: June 22, 2008, 18:06 Category: System Views: 4394 Comments
Tutorial quote: In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux,Apache, MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.
FreeBSD

Using Software RAID-1 with FreeBSD

Post date: April 28, 2008, 17:04 Category: System Views: 6035 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have you ever needed a software RAID solution for a low-end server install? Perhaps you've wanted your workstation to take advantage of the redundancy provided by a disk mirror without investing in a hardware RAID controller. Has a prior painful configuration experience turned you off software RAID altogether on Unix systems?

Since 5.3-Release, FreeBSD comes with gmirror(8), which allows you to easily configure a software RAID 1 solution.
FreeBSD

Downgrade FreeBSD ports

Post date: April 16, 2008, 01:04 Category: System Views: 4736 Comments
Tutorial quote: Step by step utilization of portdowngrade in FreeBSD
FreeBSD

ZFS Quick Start Guide

Post date: March 27, 2008, 20:03 Category: System Views: 9791 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ok, ZFS is now in the tree, what's now? Below you'll find some instructions how to quickly get it up and running.
Debian

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

Post date: March 25, 2008, 10:03 Category: System Views: 3234 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Debian Etch). The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).
Linux

LVM Howto

Post date: January 13, 2008, 14:01 Category: System Views: 3317 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is an attempt to collect everything needed to know to get LVM up and running. The entire process of getting, compiling, installing, and setting up LVM will be covered. Pointers to LVM configurations that have been tested with will also be included. This version of the HowTo is for LVM 2 with device-mapper and LVM 1.0.8.
FreeBSD

Startup in FreeBSD

Post date: December 31, 2007, 18:12 Category: System Views: 3950 Comments
Tutorial quote: rc.d is place for startup related server program. See the example to see how it works.
Unix+clones

Create your own init.d scripts

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: System Views: 7634 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have a Linux executable that you would like to run as a daemon? Making your own init.d scripts can be a bit tricky, but I can help you out.

The directory /etc/init.d/ is a location on a Linux file system that contains scripts for changing init states.

For details on Linux run levels look here.

The run levels that are most important to us are 2, 3 and 5.

VERY basic sample init.d script (Replace italics respectively):
Unix+clones

How to Kill a Process

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: System Views: 3188 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever working in KDE or Gnome, your application freezes and even the close button doesn’t work? Then it is time to pull out the “kill” command. We can use a combination of the grep and ps command to find our process and when we find the PID number we can effectively kill the process without having to restart KDE or Gnome.
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