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Change the hostname of a vps

You have to change the hostname in the following files: /etc/hosts /etc/sysconfig/network /proc/sys/kernel/hostname

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: 32-bit [google] name=Google – i386 baseurl= enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=

Posted in linux, Technical Tips, Third party softwares

Install VNC and Fluxbox

Reference : Install VNC ————— wget 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 VNCSERVERS=”2:test” VNCSERVERARGS[2]=”-geometry 800×600″ Restart VNC Server /etc/init.d/vncserver stop /etc/init.d/vncserver

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

Posted in Technical Tips

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Timezone Setup – NTP

Create a symlink to file localtime: # ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST /etc/localtime #date [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

Posted in Issues, linux
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