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Cloning a VirtualBox machine running CentOS causes network interfaces to fail

January 11th, 2013
When you clone a VirtualBox machine in order to create a new virtual machine (as opposed to creating a back up of an existing machine) then you must check Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards and use the Full clone type to make sure that th… more »

rpmdb: unable to join the environment

January 6th, 2012
How time flies? It only seemed like yesterday that I installed CentOS 5.4 at a customer site. This week I needed to update rsync from 2.6.8 to what ever the latest version is. So I typed yum update rsync and got the following message. Loaded plugin… more »

Installing Python 2.7 with MySQL support on Plesk CentOS 5.5

July 7th, 2011
CentOS 5.5 is dependant on Python 2.4. Everything will break if you change it, so we must install a newer version of Python in a different place. Surprisingly my 1&1 CentOS didn't come with gcc installed so I had to install it myself. yum -y i… more »

Creating and resizing logical volumes on a 1and 1 dedicated server

March 1st, 2011
1&1's documentation is pretty awful but to be fair they only expect real system administrators to be using their dedicated servers. They give you a copy of Plesk 10 but it doesn't have any capabilities to alter the disk or volume group layouts. 1&1 layout their default image in a way that only gives you 4GB on each of the major partitions and it leaves the other 212GB as unallocated. So in order to use the server properly you have to get interested in the Logical Volume Manager. more »