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by jabuzzard
2020/02/04 13:29:04
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Net install with update repo active
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Net install with update repo active

My Google foo seems to be failing me at the moment. The question is can you do a network install of CentOS 7 with the update repo active so that you automatically get any updates without having to log on after the install and issue a "yum update"? If so what does one need to do to achieve this?
by jabuzzard
2020/02/04 13:24:50
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Software RAID and GRUB2
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Software RAID and GRUB2

My approach to software RAID is to boot from a USB stick on the motherboard. I have been using it for many years now without issue. Sure it creates a single point of failure, but only at boot time, and /boot is only ever read at boot, and written when you do a kernel and/or grub update. That is very...
by jabuzzard
2020/02/04 13:09:45
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8
Replies: 38
Views: 74544

Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

One of the purpose of Centos is for server install, no ? or i missed something ? A minimal iso to install servers should be mandatory, not "maybe one day, if it's raining but not too much..." Some people like gokhanp (3 messages ahead) proposed a solution (thanks) since several months. Why not usin...
by jabuzzard
2020/01/13 15:23:55
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: [RESOLVED] = CentOS ISO too big for DvD media
Replies: 4
Views: 2769

Re: [RESOLVED] = CentOS ISO too big for DvD media

I would add that a significant proportion of DVD drives prior to 2003/4 can read a home written dual layer DVD, as all DVD's drives can read stamped dual layer disks. I would point out that this means that dual layer DVD readers predate 64bit x86, so exactly what is the problem with CentOS 8 only su...
by jabuzzard
2019/11/22 12:50:53
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: Centos 8 DVD iso with maximal 4.2GB
Replies: 16
Views: 20575

Re: Centos 8 DVD iso with maximal 4.2GB

Almost all drives support reading dual layer disks. It is writing them that is a little more tricky. But hey a quick check on eBay shows a PATA to SATA convertor that would let you connect a brand new SATA DVD drive to your PATA only motherboard is £4 delivered. Though it occurs to me that you could...
by jabuzzard
2019/11/21 16:55:59
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: Centos 8 DVD iso with maximal 4.2GB
Replies: 16
Views: 20575

Re: Centos 8 DVD iso with maximal 4.2GB

Just buy some dual layer DVD media and be done with it, and if necessary an appropriate writer for crying out loud. Though I have not seen a DVD writer that can't do dual layer in many years now. If you are working in an environment where you are not allowed to boot from USB for any reason, then you...
by jabuzzard
2019/11/21 13:15:05
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: /boot/efi on raid(mdadm) partition
Replies: 5
Views: 3424

Re: /boot/efi on raid(mdadm) partition

My solution for booting when putting root on a software RAID is to cheat and put /boot on a USB flash device. This way you can have root on software RAID 5 and 6 too. Sure it creates a single point of failure, however /boot is very infrequently written or read so you are unlikely to wear out the fla...
by jabuzzard
2019/11/13 10:49:02
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: lame
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: lame

You wait patiently for literally decades for the MP3 patents to expire and then RedHat screw things up royally. I could use ffmpeg from the rpmfusion repo but two things. Firstly why do I have to muck about with third party repo's to be able to encode MP3's now the patents have expired? Secondly you...
by jabuzzard
2019/11/12 18:05:15
Forum: CentOS 8 - General Support
Topic: lame
Replies: 7
Views: 885

lame

I think I must be missing something. While there is a lame-libs and a lame-devel package there does not seem to be any package that provides the lame binary for actually encoding MP3's.
by jabuzzard
2017/04/06 22:44:29
Forum: CentOS 7 - Networking Support
Topic: CentOS 7 as a router (almost)
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: CentOS 7 as a router (almost)

You have ended up with two default roots on PC12 which is not a good thing, expect all sorts of wacky routing problems in your setup. Getting PC12 to masquerade/NAT PC15 to the wider internet will never allow you to ping PC15 from anything on the other network, as you don't detail any firewall rules...

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