Linux

Installing Vagrant on CentOS 7

This short post describes how to install the latest version of Vagrant using the libvirt provider on a fresh CentOS 7 (Minimal install). I will not do any security measures to harden this config, anyway not in this post. Vagrant supports different providers in addition to libvirt, like VirtualBox and VMware. I prefer libvirt because […]

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Linux

How to mount LVM partitions from rescue mode

This is a short post about mounting LVM partitions when you are using a rescue CDROM or a desktop install CDROM. The whole process is only four easy¬†steps. Boot your rescue media. This can be a CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat or other CDROM that gives you a console access to the server. Most newer linux […]

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Linux

Using the USB31000SPTB (AX88179) on CentOS 6.5

This post is a short HOWTO and describes how to get the Startech USB31000SPTB network adapter working on CentOS 6.5. USB31000SPTB uses the AX88179 chipset and is a USB3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller.¬† This adapter works without any modifications on Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 LTS. I am using kernel version 2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64 in this post […]

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Linux

Remux MTS (AVCHD) files to MKV using mkvmerge in linux

This post came to life because I did not manager to get my newly aquired Raspberry Pi 512MB version revision 2 running raspbmc to play my MTS files without freeze/rebuffering. One solution was to overclock the Arm processor to 1000MHz, but then I struggled to find a way to get the CPU temperature down. The […]

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Virtualization

Howto enter VMware ESXi license key after it has expired

“Disable VMware ESX” is the warning message that is displayed when you open your VMware vSphere Client after the 60-day evaluation period has expired without typing in a new license key for your free VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 install. You cannot type in the license key in the vSphere Client after the evaluation period has […]

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