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Notes taken during a clean install of Mageia 2.
VirtualBox allows you to install one or more operating systems in virtual machines (VMs) on your computer without affecting your original bootloader or disk partitions. It has many uses; here I describe using it for trying new distributions without putting … Continue reading
Notes taken during a clean install of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201204. This is a supplement to my notes on installing a new distribution.
Locked out of /home after installing a new distro? Here's how to fix it. …
Most Linux distributions are reasonably secure and stable out of the box. Still, it is good practice to make sure that the default settings are appropriate for your circumstances and change them as needed.
The installers of most modern Linux distributions will set up a reasonable partition and filesystem scheme that will work fine for most people. I’m a do-it-yourselfer, however, and here’s what works for me.
I find it handy to have lists of software I commonly install and remove, both on my own computers and on boxes I work on. Having this list handy saves me time in setting up new installations and in preparing … Continue reading
Notes taken during my clean install of Mandriva 2010.1/2.