Various documents and HOWTO guides, for technology

Netboot Alpine Linux using iPXE

It can be especially useful to use network booting to create virtual machines without using install media on the VM. To do that we netboot with iPXE.

Configure off-system backups

You should backup your system. Really. Oh, and it should be to at least one other system.

HOWTOs (6)

Miscellaneous tasks and possibly useful things to do on your Alpine Linux system.

Add etckeeper

While the LBU mechanism with backups allows restoring to previous state it lacks commented history. It also does not apply to ‘sys’ mode installs.

Add man pages and other on-system docs

For many systems you should have plenty of available RAM and storage to add the online documentation (mostly in the form of man pages).

Add pre-mount filesystem check

Where possible it is a best practise to safely check your filesystems before mounting them. Here we add the needed packages.

Add tmux

Tmux is a handy tool that gives the ability to have multiple (text) windows in a single terminal session, as well as persisting your session in case of disconnect.

Commit LBU (stores changes)

Once you are sure everything is correct for the initial boot into your configured system, commit (store) your changes.