Ubuntu Xenial and systemd network online target

September 12, 2016

So, I’m bringing a little Chromebox back into use on our home network to do some basic network services: dhcp, dns, and probably actually using it as a router (long story; tl;dr TekSavvy says they’ll give you a /56 but then the VDSL modem they sell you can’t do DHCPv6-PD properly). Anyway… I slapped Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial server on it and started plugging away at a couple of things. I opted to use ISC’s newer Kea DHCP server rather than isc-dhcp-server. Little did I know that Ubuntu and systemd had other ideas… ... Read more

Ultimate Guide to Linux Boot Problems

January 16, 2008

I haven’t played around much in Linux lately, but I finally dusted off my Ubuntu CD’s and started tooling around again. I already had Vista installation on my work laptop, and did not want to blow that away, so I erred on the side of caution by not letting the Xubuntu setup program install its own GRUB bootloader…except then I couldn’t get into the Linux OS… So, off I go in search of GRUB install guides, and just about every how-to out there is using the basic scenario that GRUB was installed in the first place, and that it just needs to reinstall itself, which was totally not the case this time around! ... Read more

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