Tag Archives: installation

Using sha1sum to check the integrity of downloaded files

Large downloads, such as an ISO image, should have their integrity checked before use.

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Mageia 2 installation notes

Notes taken during a clean install of Mageia 2.

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Operating system virtualization with VirtualBox

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

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Installation notes, Linux Mint Debian 201204

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.

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UID mismatch upon installing a new distribution

Locked out of /home after installing a new distro? Here's how to fix it. …

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Security and stability tuning on Linux

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.

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Planning partitions and filesystems

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.

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Software I commonly install and remove

I have found 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 … Continue reading

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Verdi installation notes, mdv2010.1/2

Notes taken during my clean install of Mandriva 2010.1/2.

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Mandriva Flash

Mandriva Flash is a complete Linux distribution on a bootable USB key, useful for so many things I don’t understand why it’s not a part of everyone’s tool box. It combines the portability of a live CD with the flexibility … Continue reading

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