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Creating a dd/dcfldd Image Using Automated Image & Restore (AIR)

Creating a dd/dcfldd Image Using Automated Image & Restore (AIR)

Automated Image & Restore (AIR) is an open source application that provides a GUI front end to the dd/dcfldd (Dataset Definition (dd)) command. AIR is designed to easily create forensic disk/partition images. It supports MD5/SHAx hashes, SCSI tape drives, imaging over a TCP/IP network, splitting images, and detailed session logging. To date, the AIR utility has only been developed for use on Linux distributions. In its simplest form, AIR provides a convenient interface to execute the dd set of commands. It eliminates the risk of "fat fingering" an error in the shell terminal and ultimately makes using the dd command more user-friendly for those who are not as experienced. Please note that using the AIR front end still requires some basic knowledge of how the dd (or dcfldd) commands work.

The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the third in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

How To Roll A Kernel the Ubuntu/Debian Way

How To Roll A Kernel the Ubuntu/Debian Way

The Linux kernel is the heart of your Ubuntu Operating System. The kernel that comes with Ubuntu should contain all of the drivers you need, but just in case you would like to tweak your kernel or if for some reason you need to recompile for some special reason this guide will help you.

Configuration Automation & Centralized Management With Puppet on Ubuntu

Configuration Automation & Centralized Management With Puppet on Ubuntu

This is a step by step tutorial on how to install the server component of Puppet (puppetmaster) on one machine, and the Puppet client (puppetd) on another. We then perform a simple test to make sure Puppet is working properly. If you're not familiar with Puppet, it's a configuration automation tool that allows you to centralize management of the various *nix flavors running on your network. Puppet supports central management of the important aspects of your systems, such as: files, packages, users, services, cron, mounts, etc.

Creating a read-only mirror of your SVN repository with SVK

Creating a read-only mirror of your SVN repository with SVK

Say, you've got an SVN for your OpenSource project and would like to mirror it to some remote location that hosts opensource projects (such as SourceForge.net or dev.java.net). I'll skip the phase of an account and project registration and assume you've already got your credentials and SVN repo url. I also assume you are on Debian or Ubuntu and your SVN is up and running under Apache httpd.

How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it?

How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it?

This mini-tutorial shows how to modify a small option of a standard Debian/Ubuntu package to accomodate your personal preferences and rebuild and install this package on your system.

Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2

Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2

This tutorial describes how to set up an audio streaming server with Icecast2. In order that Icecast2 can stream audio to listeners we install Ices2. Ices2 is a program that sends audio data to an Icecast2 server to broadcast to clients. Ices2 can either read audio data from disk (Ogg Vorbis files), or sample live audio from a sound card and encode it on the fly. In this article we will let Ices2 read .ogg files from the local hard disk.

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package.

How to Set up Network Bonding in Ubuntu 6.10

How to Set up Network Bonding in Ubuntu 6.10

Network Bonding, otherwise known as port trunking allows you to combine multiple network ports into a single group, effectively aggregating the bandwidth of multiple interfaces into a single connection. For example, you can aggregate two gigabyte ports into a two-gigabyte trunk port. Bonding is used primarily to provide network load balancing and fault tolerance.

Installing Ubuntu or Kubuntu, 6.06.1 LTS "Dapper Drake", on a Single/Multi -Boot RAID System

Installing Ubuntu or Kubuntu, 6.06.1 LTS "Dapper Drake", on a Single/Multi -Boot RAID System

This guide describes how to install Ubuntu (Ubuntu+GNOME) or Kubuntu (Ubuntu+KDE) 6.06.1 LTS ("Dapper Drake") on a single or a multi -boot RAID system. It is meant as a variation of Ubuntu Wiki FakeRAID HowTo document, but digested and with minimum commentary. Its goal is to allow new Ubuntu users to complete an entire installation inside of 30 minutes, almost entirely by copy and paste.

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