1. Seamless SSH

    Mon 09 June 2008
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    I'm transitioning my daily work desktop from OS X Leopard to Kubuntu Hardy. (I'll be writing more about that in the future.) My job is split between managing people and doing development and system administration for a bunch of Ubuntu boxes, so running the same platform that I ...

    Tagged as: Linux Os X Obsolete
  2. Resolving a Very Uninformative Debootstrap Error Message

    Mon 22 May 2006
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    So I'm trying to do an install with debootstrap onto a virgin partition. From my custom Ubuntu-based distribution. And I get the following error message:

    E: Couldn't find these debs: 33024830
    

    The error code itself is not Googleable, because it apparently changes for each install. (I got several ...

    Tagged as: Linux
  3. Linux Is Good, redux

    Mon 01 December 2003
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    Learning about Linux really is a constant series of cool discoveries. I've just discovered Kernel Traffic (KT). KT is a condensed version of several mailing lists covering Linux development. There are more then 3000 messages a week; reading all the traffic on all the lists would be a full-time ...

    Tagged as: Linux
  4. Linux Is Good

    Thu 09 October 2003
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    There's a command in Linux / Unix called "sudo" which temporarily gives a normal user the power of the root user. In non-geek mixed metaphors, instead of having limited access, you have a backstage pass which lets you do absolutely anything on the system. (Of course, the command needs a ...

    Tagged as: Linux
  5. Linux From Scratch

    Tue 07 October 2003
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    I got interested in a project called Linux From Scratch (LFS) about a year ago, going so far as to have a copy place print out the 4.0 version of the book. Never really did anything about it, though. This weekend I started working on the 4.1 version ...

    Tagged as: Linux

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