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Latest How to perform unattended Linux installations with Kickstart

How to perform unattended Linux installations with Kickstart

Monday, December 5, 2022

Kickstart is an automatic installation method natively available on those distributions which uses the Anaconda installer: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and its clones) and Fedora. It can also be used to install Ubuntu, actually, but in that context it acts as a layer of compatibility to the debian-native preseeding method. With Kickstart we can perform unattended, customizable and reproducible installations.

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  • VIM tutorial for beginners

    VIM tutorial for beginners

    Monday, November 21, 2022

    The Vim editor (and its predecessor, vi) is a command line editor for Linux systems. It has a long standing reputation as being the most powerful text editor on Linux. After mastering it, many users will even claim that it is far speedier and more convenient to use than a typical GUI editor packed with lots of features in its menus.

    Vim has a staggering number of features and functions, but they are all hidden behind keyboard shortcuts and commands. There are no menus or hints in Vim, as users are expected to have enough of a grasp to navigate around on their own. And this is where Vim’s learning curve turns off most new users from bothering with it. Many novices would rather stick with something simple, like nano, than deal with all Vim’s depth.

  • Set and Get environmental shell variable using c++

    Set and Get environmental shell variable using c++

    Sunday, November 13, 2022

    Environment variables in the Bash shell can be accessed or set using a C++ program. This is facilitated by the getnenv() and putenv() functions defined in the C/C++ stdlib.h library. Environmental variable expansion is a great feature of a Linux shell as it enables programmers and users to rely on the environment settings of each user separately. C++ getenv() will read all exported environmental variables and putenv() will set existing or create new variables.

  • How to clone a Linux system

    How to clone a Linux system

    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Making a clone of your Linux system is a great way to make a complete backup. This type of backup would preserve all your system and personal files, as well as any customizations and settings that you have applied to your operating system over time (assuming everything is on one hard drive). Cloning and restoring a Linux system is relatively easy, since Linux will not encounter errors if you clone it onto different hardware – at worst, you may have a few hiccups, such as the need to uninstall and install necessary drivers.

  • Full disk Encryption with VeraCrypt on Ubuntu Linux

    Full disk Encryption with VeraCrypt on Ubuntu Linux

    Monday, October 17, 2022

    VeraCrypt is a cross platform encryption solution. It can create encrypted containers to protect your files, or you can encrypt an entire disk partition on a Linux system. VeraCrypt uses the latest encryption standards, so many users place their trust in it. In this tutorial, you will see the step by step instructions to encrypt an entire disk on Ubuntu Linux.

  • Change IP address on Ubuntu Server

    Change IP address on Ubuntu Server

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    You have two options when configuring the IP address on your Ubuntu Server, and that is either a static IP address or DHCP. A static IP address allows you to manually select your IP address by configuring it on the Linux system, whereas DHCP relies on the router or DHCP server to lease you an IP address – either a reserved one or the next available one that is currently free, depending on the setup.

  • How to extend PCManFM with custom actions

    How to extend PCManFM with custom actions

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    PCManFM is a free and open source file manager which is meant to be a lightweight alternative to applications like Thunar (the default Xfce4 file manager) or Nautilus/Files (the GNOME counterpart). Although designed to by easy on resources, PCManFM doesn’t lack functionalities, and it can be extended with custom actions.

  • EEPROM CH341A programmer – Read and write data to chip on Linux

    EEPROM CH341A programmer – Read and write data to chip on Linux

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    In this tutorial we will use CH341A programmer to read, write and erase data/firmware on attached chip. This is your getting started guide to CH341A programmer. CH341A programmer allows users to attach variety of chips in order to read or backup firmware or overwrite the exiting firmware.