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changing Drupal's Home/Welcome/Start page

I'm currently playing around with Drupal a bit to get a simple but nicely configurable CMS for my managed hosting setup going.

It looks quite nice, can be setup with a single click as Hosteurope delivers it as a easy installable package (no nice security updates ans nothing, so for testing only! - but enough for checking it out before installing an up to date version).
And many things are quite intuitive.

Yet, one thing isn't: the setup of the start page!

playing DVD's on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

You still cannot easily play dvd's on free software Linux distributions... sadly...

But those guys describe it nicely how to do it with the medibuntu repository - only for Hardy. For Intrepid, the command must be slightly changed (and I prefer aptitude, as it also keeps a log of what it does)

So, as root, do:

 
wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

PXE boot with KVM

While trying to boot KVM virtual machines via PXE, for testing of FAI on the developer workshop, I had some time to search for a solution to get this working.

It turned out, that the package maintainers remove the PXE boot images intentionally (to get rid of blobs):
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kvm/+bug/193531

Acces to the remote console on IBM System X / Xseries

Another thing I had to search for a while:

  • the remote console card in IBM Xseries seems to be sometimes called IPMI, and othertimes RASII
  • it must be enabled in the BIOS
  • By default, it tries to get an IP from dhcp, but falls back to a default IP if it gets none
  • Default user / pass is USERID/PASSW0RD (with a zero as in 1000, not an o as in "other")

Probably it will help someboy sometimes...
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