BusyBox / (initramfs) while booting Linux

After a couple of clones, I was troubled with an awful looking BusyBox prompt… I had to update this post about cloning¬† since this does not seem to work anymore. I’m confused because it has worked a couple of times before, without any problems. I should say though that when I did my cloning with…

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Cloning a drive and/or partition on Linux

Cloning! As a senior Apple administrator one of the basic tools in my arsenal is cloning a disk or partition. The software that I’ve always loved using was Carbon Copy Cloner. I’ve used this software successfully with OS X clients as well as OS X servers. Just do an incremental clone before applying that one…

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Some Linux / Tech / Security 101 stuff

So what’s the deal with this blog… Documentation is essential in IT. I’m positive that I’m not arrogant when I’m saying that I’m better in documenting than the average IT-er. But, there are still a lot of things that are only in my head and not on a piece of paper or better yet: digitally,…

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WordPress maximum upload fix

What bothered me immediately about my WordPress installation was the maximum upload limit of 2 MB. I quickly saw that you can’t alter it anywhere in WordPress itself. I went searching (I almost said ‘Googling’ but for security and privacy reasons I’m using ‘DuckDuckGo‘) on the net and found out that this is a very…

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CentOS 7 – Install and configure WordPress

Now it is really time to install WordPress. We’ve already have the LAMP stack up and running. With the LAMP stack up and running you can do A LOT web based stuff. Linux Apache MySQL PHP are the main ingredients to create a solid foundation for everything that is webbased. It’s really not too hard…

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CentOS 7 – Install LAMP stack

With my new administrator, I want to install WordPress. WordPress needs the LAMP stack. This stack is well known software for the Linux community. LAMP stands for Linux Apache MariaDB (formerly MySQL and a fork of it) and PHP. The LAMP stack is very important. When you have all components running, you can configure a…

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CentOS 7 – Create an administrator

Maybe not in the right order, but now your admin user. You’ve probably already setup a user besides root, maybe even an admin user, when you installed the CentOS sever. But anyway, it’s easy! Lets take a couple of steps to create an admin user. When you install CentOS like we did here, it is…

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CentOS 7 – Configuring SSH

When you’ve just installed your CentOS machine, the daemon for SSH (sshd) is installed with it and it’s running. It needs some configuration though.¬† Basically you want to secure it a bit and make it more difficult for hackers to compromise your machine. There is one config file that encompasses all configuration as it seems….

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CentOS 7 – Now what?

After doing the initial CentOS 7.4 installation I want to push further. I’m installing a server on a SSD VPS to host my blog and later expand it with a mailserver (yet to be decided) and Owncloud. That being said, there are a few basic things I’ll need for my cloudpro.zone server. As said in…

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CentOS 7 – Basic installation

It’s not to hard to install my new favorite Linux distribution CentOS from scratch but there are a couple of things, like partitioning, that should be done properly. Here my basic installation, which is the basis of this blog. These are really some first steps on CentOS, so prepare for some REAL basic stuff. It…

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