Debian Wheezy Installation

After several years spent with Fedora I’ve decided to try another Linux distribution. My choice fell on Debian that I need to learn because of my work project. The tutorial describes installation of common user applications on Debian. It also offers solution to problems I encountered after Debian Wheezy installation. Please have in mind that is written […]
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Linux Core Installation Using Installation Script

A tutorial discuss Linux Core installation using an installation script that can be downloaded as an extension from Tinycore repository. Thanks to the script, installation is automated and easy thus much more preferable than manual installation. The installation steps provided below have been tested for both x86 and x86-64  Linux Core 6.x and and show step-by-step installation on Qemu virtual machine. […]
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Linux Core Installation and Remastering for Output to Serial Port

Basically they are two methods how to install Linux Core. The first option is to use a Linux Core installation script that comes with tc-install extension. One should take this option as installation process is interactive and automated thanks to the installation script. The second method is manual installation of  Core Linux and will be described  in the […]
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My Personal Fedora 17 After Install Guide

You are now reading my personal Fedora 17 after install guide. It solves specific problems related to my ASUS-K55VM-SX170V laptop.  The guide will take you through each step of installation of missing drivers for Intel wireless card, Realtek card reader and NVIDIA graphic card. It also shows installation of software that is not open-source but […]
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Bumblebee-nvidia installation on Fedora to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux

They are two graphic cards presented in my ASUS-K55VM-SX170V laptop – Nvidia 630QM and integrated Intel graphic card. Thanks to Optimus technology, switching between those graphics should be done without user touch in order to either achieve maximum performance or to save battery life. Unfortunately NVIDIA has not released driver for Optimus support in  Linux […]
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Fedora 17 and Windows 7 dual-boot on UEFI system - my success story

Two weeks ago, I bought a new laptop – ASUS-K55VM-SX170V occupied with i7 3610QM processor. My plan was to buy a laptop with such a processor that is enough powerful to run complex GNS3 labs. Occasionally I play Windows games so I decided to have dual-boot – Windows 7 and Linux Fedora on that laptop. I […]
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Part2 - Testing Equal-Cost Routes in Linux Core 4.0

Assuming you have your Linux Core compiled with enabled option MULTIPATH, we are going to create simple lab to demonstrate existence of multiple equal-cost routes in the kernel routing table. Picture 1 – Testing equal-cost routes They are two Core boxes presented in our testing topology. Boxes are connected with point-to-point Layer 3 links, residing […]
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Part1 - Recompiling Linux Core 4.7.7 for Equal-cost Routes

The article describes steps to recompile Core Linux 4.7.7 with the kernel 3.0.21 in order to have redundant multiple equal-cost routes presented in a kernel routing table. The following two points must be accomplished to get it working. 1. Quagga routing suite Quagga must to be compiled with parameter –enable-multipath=ARG to allow to copy multiple […]
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Building Linux L3 switch/router on x86 - Part9 - DHCP and Samba server Installation and Configuration

This is the last from the series of tutorials that shows building Linux Layer 3 switch on x86 hardware. The tutorial explains DHCP server installation and configuration on CentOS in order to provide IP addresses to the host on LAN. As the switch has enough hard disk space available we will install and configure Samba […]
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Building Linux L3 switch/router on x86 - Part8 - DNS Cache Server Installation and Configuration

So far we have installed CentOS on x86 hardware, installed Open vSwitch and connected wireless and wired LAN users to our Linux Layer 3 switch. Then we connected the switch to the Internet, enabled NAT and packets filtering. We configured the switch to synchronize its time with public NTP servers and provide time to host […]
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