Fedora / CentOS / RH

Upgrading Fedora using fedup

You can easily upgrade your distribution using fedup: First of all install the fedup package: yum install fedup -y Before starting the distribution upgrade you should be sure to have your system up-2-date: yum update If there are kernel updates etc. in the above update, you should reboot your machine before continuing. Then Read more…

Fedora / CentOS / RH

Installing Nvidia graphic drivers via YUM on Fedora Linux (RPM Fusion)

First of all, you need to install the repositories: rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm With SElinux activated, you need to configure its settings a little bit. Else the driver may not be loaded: setsebool -P allow_execstack on Now you proceed with the driver installation. If you have a current graphics card, Read more…

Debian

Creating a software raid using mdadm

Installation on Gentoo: emerge mdadm rc-update add mdadm default /etc/init.d/mdadm start Installation on Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install mdadm Installation on RedHat/Fedora: yum install mdadm You can activate the kernel module by executing: modprobe raid1 First of all, we are going to create some nodes: mknod /dev/md1 b 9 1 mknod /dev/md2 Read more…