Kickstart on a Floppy

The age of the floppy disk might have come and gone but the format still has its uses… 3.5″ 1.44MB floppy disks can still be had. An Amazon search performed at the time of this writing returned pages of results. However they appear to have gone back up in price, with the least expensive offering […]

Put KVM VMs on the LAN with a virtual bridge.

RedHat’s virtualization solution known as the Kernel Virtualization Module, or KVM is quite useful. KVM makes it possible to operate several virtual guest operating systems concurrently with relatively modest host hardware. Any given guest VM could then be used as an http server, a mail server, or even a directory server like OpenLDAP or FreeIPA. […]

RHEL6.x NFS Config

If you’ve still got some RHEL 6.x systems in your environment and you need them to share directories via NFS you may struggle as I did to find all the settings for turning on services and opening up ports. Here’s a step by step walkthrough of what I did: First take note of your server […]

Reset a Lost Root Password

Booting into single user mode was the prescribed method for recovery prior to the advent of systemd, (Pre-RHEL7). Recovery in a modern Linux environment requires booting the ramdisk image and chrooting into your root filesystem to make the change. If you’ve forgotten the root password on your RHEL/CentOS/Fedora machine and have physical access to the […]