Using, developing for, and managing Linux

Bare metal cloud-init

On using a Debian ‘cloud’ image and cloud-init on a ‘bare-metal’ host for fast deployment.

Fast builds of armel software on Linux x64

The fastest and most practical way to build software for armel is to cross-compile on an x86_64 machine even for a Linux 2.6-series kernel

(Almost) modern Debian for a Craig CLP281

Around 2011 Android devices based on the WonderMedia 8xxx-series SoC (ARM v5) were being sold as netbooks. This article describes how to get Devuan Jessie running from SD card on one such: a Craig CLP281 Netbook.

Automating a personal 'cloud' infrastructure (2)

How Daniel uses Ansible to develop, test, and deploy his own mail servers, calendar/addressbook, websites, git archive server, and more.

Developing (1)

Topics related to developing Alpine Linux or for Alpine Linux

Modifying install images

Modifying packages that are part of the install diskless boot (e.g. on install media), or the parameters that can be accepted by the boot process, is a little more involved than modifying individual packages, especially for netboot images.

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.

Choose installation type

A guide to some of your options for you target install ’type’ when using Alpine Linux