Fully automated Fedora Linux installation manual (create custom installation cd)

Few will deny that everybody who installs Fedora or other Linux distributions on a regular basis will realize one day that the installation can be done without user intervention. There is no doubts that it could at least save installer’s time. Let me describe how to create custom CD for fully automated installation of Fedora Core 5 (this manual is also is applicable for other versions of Fedora, RedHat and […]

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How to create custom linux ISO image?

It’s rather trivial task to make some changes into already burned installation or live CD. It may be performed to add some files to this CD or edit files on it. In any case it’s impossible to loop mount .iso file and then save it as iso9660 filesystem is read-only. So, just mount your CD or iso image to some directory by commands: sudo mkdir /mnt/image sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/image […]

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Funny aptitude trick in Ubuntu and Debian…

 

Moving Linux to remote server (over ssh via third server)

Source: server running rather obsolete Fedora Core 1 with Apache, sendmail, ftp and other stuff. Target: any Linux server with at least one hard drive of appropriate disk space installed (in this case target server was running Knoppix). Third server: any ssh running system. First of all it’s necessary to get all servers to be accessible to each other via ssh. Read your distribution’s manual to find out how to […]

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Prevent Fedora Core yum hang up

I think that everybody who works with Fedora Core noticed that software installation utility YUM hangs up sometimes. I happens for me after killing yum process during it downloads package or etc. Next time I start yum, it hangs up. Here are two commands to avoid this: killall -9 yum #to kill stopped yum rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.* #to prevent hanging up After it’s done, yum will start normally.

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