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Linux: Replace Disk in MD

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On my lab machines, I use a pair of physical disks, configured in a RAID 1 with MD, with LVM on top of that.  This gives me a lot of flexibility with full redundancy. However recently I had a failure of a drive. Identify the Failure Here is what MD was telling me after I […]

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Bash: Dynamic Volume Group Mounter

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This is similar, but an enhanced version of my custom_mount.sh previously published here: Bash: Automatically Mount File Systems on Volume Group if Present. This previous version was just a simple init script.  This updated version is designed for newer Linux distributions that use Systemd instead of Init. The Code The majority of the work is […]

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Linux KVM: Bridging a Bond on CentOS 6.5

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Today we are going to hop back into the KVM fray, and take a  look at using CentOS as a hypervisor., and configuring very resilient network connections to support our guests.  Of course these instructions should be valid on Red Hat Linux and Oracle Linux as well, though there is a little more to be […]

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Voyage Linux: Dialog Error with Apt

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This can happen on other Linux distributions, however, in this case, I found it on Voyage Linux, which is a Linux distribution for embedded hardware. The Error Here we are dealing with an annoyance whenever you use apt-get or aptitude. debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog<br /> debconf: (No usable dialog-like program is installed, so […]

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Voyage Linux: Locale Error with Apt

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Voyage Linux is an embedded linux distribution.  I use it on some ALIX boards I have lying around, it is very stripped down, and as such there are a few annoyances which we have to fix. The Error This issue happens when attempting to install/upgrade packages using apt-get or aptitude. perl: warning: Setting locale failed.<br […]