Ubuntu, Cyrus SASL auth and Postfix Friday, July 15, 2011

I have no idea why, but postfix + ubuntu + sasl (cyrus-type) are stupidly unhappy… and honestly I’m tired it it.

Making sure kvm serial consoles work (Ubuntu Lucid) Thursday, July 14, 2011

There are two parts to the serial-console-game:
1) vm base config (guest hardware config)
2) vm software config

Cleaned up KVM creation process Monday, July 11, 2011

Shortened steps that work, creating a KVM instance on an Ubuntu Lucid host server.

VMBuilder for KVM installation/management on Ubuntu Sunday, July 10, 2011

Build a basic KVM guest on:
o 192.168.122.100/24
o 192.168.122.1 - default-gw
o 4GB RAM
o 100GB disk partition
o ubuntu Lucid

Turning a series of JPG images into a single PDF Friday, July 08, 2011

This uses these simple tools:
o a camera (for the jpeg)
o a computer (for the conversion)
o netpbm utils for jpeg->postscript conversion
o ghostscript for postscript -> pdf conversion
o pdfjam (to stitch the PDF files into a single file)

Making a new RAID disk Thursday, July 07, 2011

Quick steps to make a raid disk on some number (4) drives, on Ubuntu 10.04.02.