How to Make a Bootable USB

It seems that the 1.4MB floppy images are disappearing, so let’s make a boot image for usb from the other bits that are given us. Specifically let’s use pxeboot’s vmlinuz and initrd.img. Red Hat Fedora Core 2 Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 We’ll make a 7MB boot image here: mkfs.vfat -C bootimage.dd 7168 … Read more

Using DD to backup your drive

How to backup your hard drive (the type of format doesn’t matter) using dd. Boot to some rescue mode by using the install media (generally “linux rescue”) otherwise enter rescue mode manually: //explorelinux.com/recovery.html Make sure not to be booted to your hard drive, nor to have any of those partitions mounted. Now use any combination … Read more

Here we will walk through setting up a new server and explain what is going on along the way

The goals of this document will be to set up date and time, hostname, dhcp server, dns server (with DDNS), and mail server. Date and time is very important to set up: date.html Hostname is equally important to set up properly: hostname.html DHCP server instructions are here: dhcpd.html DNS (named / bind) instructions are here: … Read more

Network File Copy using SSH

Please note that &&, ||, and -, are documented at the bottom of this page. PUSH: ssh target_address cat <localfile “>” remotefile ssh target_address cat <localfile – “>” remotefile cat localfile | ssh target_address cat “>” remotefile cat localfile | ssh target_address cat – “>” remotefile dd if=localfile | ssh target_address dd of=remotefile ssh target_address … Read more