After facing issue after issue with Idera/R1soft’s PXE and CD-ROM boot media — specifically, ancient kernels which are unable to obtain network connectivity on modern hardware, I decided to roll my own PXE boot image including the R1soft agent and a few other tools with the latest Debian stable. It turned out to be easier […]
Use sysvconfig: apt-get install sysvconfig
/etc/network/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 208.85.x.x netmask 255.255.255.x gateway 208.85.x.x auto eth0:1 iface eth0:1 inet static address 208.85.x.x netmask 255.255.255.x
For many years, issues with the r8169 module have plagued Debian and related Linux distributions such as Ubuntu. You’ll see lots of ifconfig errors and stuff like this on desktop mainboards with a Realtek NIC: Oct 29 07:40:32 c1100d335 kernel: [1996163.743022] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out Oct 29 07:40:32 c1100d335 kernel: [1996163.777667] r8169: eth0: […]
Convert a XenServer HVM domain to PV (paravirtual) and back again with this simple script.
With SMP (multi-CPU) VM’s on Xen or XenServer running Debian Lenny you need to add the following kernel options if you’re getting soft lockups: clocksource=pit nohz=off