Change the hostname of a vps

You have to change the hostname in the following files:


Posted in linux, Server Setup

Create Bootable USB from Linux

Install Livecd-tools and spin-kickstarts using Yum
yum install livecd-tools spin-kickstarts

Make the partition bootable
/sbin/parted /dev/sdb
(parted) toggle N boot
(parted) quit

Run the command from shell
/usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk /path/to/live.iso /dev/sdb1

Posted in linux, Server Setup, Technical Tips

Google Repo for Linux

Add following to /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo file:

name=Google – i386

Posted in linux, Technical Tips, Third party softwares

Install VNC and Fluxbox

Reference :

Install VNC
rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
yum install vnc-server.i386

Create your VNC users.
useradd test
passwd test

Set User’s VNC password
Run vncpasswd

Edit Server Configuration
VNCSERVERARGS[2]=”-geometry 800×600″

Restart VNC Server
/etc/init.d/vncserver stop
/etc/init.d/vncserver start

Create xstartup scripts
Login user “test” and edit xstartup script.
vi .vnc/xstartup

xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80×24+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” -e ./menu &
amule &
fluxbox &

Install Fluxbox
yum install fluxbox.i386
yum install xorg-x11-xinit.i386

Posted in General discussions, linux, Technical Tips, Third party softwares

Bootable USB Drive in MAC

1. Insert your flash drive
2. Open Terminal and run :
diskutil list
3. Note the device node assigned to your flash media
(e.g. /dev/disk1s1)
4. Run :
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1s1
5. Then execute :
sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/disk1s1 bs=1m
6. Finally Run :
diskutil eject /dev/disk1s1
7. Remove your flash drive

Posted in Technical Tips

Plesk SPAM-Bounce Mails

Posted in General discussions

Timezone Setup – NTP

Create a symlink to file localtime:

# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST /etc/localtime


[bash]# chkconfig –level 2345 ntpd on
[bash]# /etc/init.d/ntpd restart

[bash]# chkconfig –list ntpd

To see if the service started successfully, you should check the system log file.

[bash]# grep ntpd /var/log/messages

[bash]# ntpq -pn

For correct synchronization, the delay and offset values should be non-zero and the jitter value should be under 100.

Posted in Issues, linux
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