Monthly Archives: August 2014

Linux live CD with SSH (sshd) enabled

Since grml ( provides the possibility to pass a command line parameter (ssh=<password>) to start the sshd inside the live system it’s the perfect base for creating an ssh-enabled-live-usb-system. Download your flavour (i586/amd64, the grml-small suites our needs) of grml … Continue reading

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How to turn a PXE-incapable into a PXE booting computer for under €4.00

I wanted to start a computer using PXE which was not capable booting over the network (PXE). This computer also could not boot USB so my only alternatives were: Put the PXE loader on a floppy and booting that — … Continue reading

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Shutting down mythtv slaves while master backend keeps running

It took me several attempts to get it work: I have already have a 24/7 running server. This server should become the master backend so it can server videos, music, etc. but because my old PCI card are incompatible with … Continue reading

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Create virtual machines (e.g. vagrant base box)

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Generate a customized linux installer (ISO or preseed)

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Install ubuntu on a headless system using PXE and SSH (NetworkConsole)

For installing ubuntu on server machines I had to open the cases for mouting a graphic card for the installation process. I did not want to sit at the server machine for the whole installation process so I searched for … Continue reading

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