For this next segment, using actual hardware, I went ahead and created a video. The main purpose is to highlight my methodology when I start working with real hardware.
Up to this point, this project has been done on virtual machines. which is quite a thing, as I remember back when this was not even possible for the home user. But alas, virtualization, in spite of how far it has come, is not like real hardware. It is pretty close on Type One Hypervisors, but Type two is not a perfect experience.
So watch the video, and get some insight into how we can make a server out of junk box parts.
If you have followed this series of posts, you should have leveled up. So It is time to venture out a little further afield. (more…)
I did manage to get Linux working on that old transformer from this post. So in this post I thought I would go over the results.
The purpose of the post was to determine if Linux would allow older hardware to be useful again, So I will be focusing both on the hardware comparability, as well as how well the hardware ran. (more…)
Partitioning drives is a step that comes up in many Linux installations. However it is available in all Operating Systems (OS). Everyone is partitioning their drives, whether they know it or not. However, the question of partitioning is only relevant when doing something non standard. There are reasons to partition a drive, just as there are also reasons for not doing it. There are also a lot of misconceptions concerning partitioning. (more…)