Ubuntu 10.10 initial steps

Just a few of the common extra packages and config settings I do. Install ssh-server and kernel headers apt-get install linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic ssh VirtualBox (if hardware can handle it) echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -  apt-get update apt-get install virtualbox-4.0 Install beep (nice …

Fixing Ubuntu 10.10 motd

In /etc/update-motd.d are where the per login motd is generated. First, if you want to add stuff, look at 99-footer # motd.tail is reserved for the admin to append static # trailing information to a dynamically generated # /etc/motd. # # To add dynamic information, add a numbered # script to /etc/update-motd.d/ I have custom …

Redhat 6 guest host in VirtualBox

Just do yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc and then run the guest installer script. After the restart, if you have a shared folder, it may put it at /media/sf_sharename and have permissions issues. Add your user the vboxsf group and reboot should fix it for you.

Install netatalk and avahi on Ubuntu 10.04

Quick setup of netatalk and avahi on Ubuntu 10.04. Simply, apt-get install netatalk avahi-daemon Next configure services. netatalk first. cd /etc/netatalk/ Enable the server options. vi afpd.conf ubuntu -tcp -ipaddr 0.0.0.0 -guestname nogroup \ -admingroup admin -savepassword Setup some shares. vi AppleVolumes.default ~/ "$u Home Directory"  allow:$u rwlist:@admin options:usedots,upriv perm:0775 veto:/lost+found/ /path "shareName"   allow:@admin …

Best Product Review Ever

Last year, a fellow admin where I work had the opportunity to provide one of the best product reviews EVER. It did get some attention, the product manager did call and ask for us to take it down. We had hoped that the attention then would have gotten some problems with it resolved. But, no …

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