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weekend plans; server [Oct. 28th, 2005|09:55 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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My new server arrived sometime in the past few days. (I have things shipped to work and I hadn't been to work since last Wednesday....)

So tonight's all about setting it up. Of course no install CD had the right drivers, so I just built a kernel on another host and netbooted it with NFS root.

Few billion things to do next, but at least I have ssh up on it now, so I might be done with the 50 trips up and down the stairs from my office to the garage.

The weekend's plans in general:

-- do what I want, with zero scheduling
-- catch up on life errands
-- catch up on [selective] email
-- relax
-- sleep

Note the absence of anything related to zombies or candy or parties or thinking about coordination of any sort.

Update: 51. can't ssh in without a password. (debootstrap sets up root with no password)
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Comments:
From: rynfitz
2005-10-29 06:07 am (UTC)

no halloween here either.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-29 01:19 pm (UTC)
People install things from CDs? Maybe you need an Ubuntu Port (http://www.ucc.asn.au/services/ubuntu.ucc) (also installs Debian).
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-29 07:29 pm (UTC)
Whoa, nice!
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2005-10-30 01:07 am (UTC)
c'mon, you know you want to...

http://www.freebsd.org/
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-30 02:50 am (UTC)
If I had any desire to (perhaps for testing something?) I could run it under Xen.
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2005-10-30 03:37 am (UTC)

heh- well what made you try linux for the first time?

i'm guessing it wasn't because you just had to test something...
maybe because you had some deep internal inkling that there just *might* be a better way to do things?
with these "fun" install issues you detail, maybe now is the time to scratch that itch?


haha i sound like a jehovah's witness- "have you heard the good news?"

PXE installs are old-hat for FreeBSD btw :)
http://www.tnpi.biz/computing/freebsd/pxe-netboot.shtml
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-30 03:49 am (UTC)
I ran FreeBSD for years before I switched to Linux. Go away.
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2005-10-30 04:13 am (UTC)
hahah- well why didn't ya just say so :P
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-30 04:42 am (UTC)
*shrug*

Yeah, LiveJournal originally ran on FreeBSD.
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