I am constantly creating and deleting virtual machines. These virtual machines often are RHEL systems, and need to be registered with Red Hat’s CDN. While In the past I had a Role that was wrapped into other provisioning playbooks to perform this task, I find that there are enough one-offs to make it useful to do this as a stand alone playbook. Here is how I set it up, including my rational.Continue reading
Jethro Tull has a long, deep catalog. The Early album “Stand Up” has a track called “We Used to Know” that has very unusual changes. These changes were picked up by The Eagles and used as the basis for “Hotel California.” What gives them their unique sound?Continue reading
Hardware last longer than Hardware support. My lab has 3 Dell R610s, which have old disk controllers…too old for RHEL 8. Dell is no longer supporting the Hardware, which means that the latest versions of RHEL do not ship with the drivers needed to install.Continue reading
My last PXE boot attempt got into the Kickstart stage and then failed due to the repo set up. The VM SCreen looked like this.Continue reading
PXE is conglomeration of tools used to get a new operating system onto a computer. It is based on two protocols: DHCP and TFPT. I used PXER a long time ago at Penguin and have always wanted to set it up for my home personal use. I’m doing that now for my lab. My goal is to first be able to provision virtual machines, and then to provision physical boxes. I need to do a full install of RHEL 7 and RHEL 8, which means I also need Kickstart to automate the install process. I had it working, but after rebooting the NUC it is running on it broke. Here’s my debugging.Continue reading
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I’m Working on writing and arranging a Bossa Nova. I need to get better before it sounds like it is supposed to.
Continuing my attempt to update what I know about modding minecraft from 1.8 to 1.15. Based on my experience from this book;Continue reading
I have not touched the mod code I wrote for a couple years now. When Arun and Aditya Gupta wrote their book, the current version of Minecraft was 1.8. That was five years ago, and the current version is 1.15. Some things have changed. I want to document what I need to do to get my old mods running again on the newer version.Continue reading