Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Partitioning setup for Linux from Scratch in VirtualBox

I’ve finally taken the plunge and committed, to untarring and compiling, a bucket load of source code to complete Linux from Scratch. I’ll be documenting some of my setup here. I’m far from an expert, that’s why I’m doing this, but if you have any constructive criticism I’d be glad to hear it. I’m using […]

6 Useful Bash tips I wish I knew from day zero

Here’s a few bash commands tricks I wished I’d been shown when I first picked up the shell. Please share any additional favorites you have. Repeat the last command with sudo How often do you type… yum install long-list packages-devel Only to be told… You need to be root to perform this command. Execute the following […]

CentOS: clvmd startup timed out

I received the following error, on CentOS 6.5, when configuring a High Availability cluster. This also cause the computer to freeze on the os boot. clvmd startup timed out The fix was found here and involved an edit of /etc/lvm/lvm.conf. This required a minor change to the library_dir line as the location of these libraries […]

Planning the cluster configuration

This post is part of a series that will deal with setting up a MySQL shared storage cluster using VirtualBox & FreeNAS. In this post we specify some brief details of the cluster configuration. Please note this post will be updated in the near future.  

Monitor /tmp usage on Linux

Just a quick post to show how to monitor usage of /tmp on a Linux system. Setup a cron job as follows… * * * * * df -h | grep “/tmp” >> /tmp/tmp.log This job will run every one minute logging details of /tmp usage to a file called tmp.log. To report on this […]