Tag Archives: Debian

Using KVM for virtualisation, why?

A month ago I wrote already in my previous post that hosthuis.nl is using KVM for there servers. Now that we moved our first server as well to a new datacentre, we are currently installing KVM on that server as well. A lot people think KVM is something complete else as virtualisation, and actually they are both correct as wrong. They are thinking its a KVM Switch, what means you can control serveral server/PC s with 1 keyboard or mouse (Locally, or with a special device via internet). However, this KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, something complete else ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading Using KVM for virtualisation, why?

Something about servers, moving sites, and greylisting as anti spam

I never wrote a lot about the few servers I manage already for some time. Since half November there was a brand new server for hosthuis.nl to replace mostly the current server.
The current server is a nearly 3 year old box, that hosts several pretty well known sites, like www.phpbb3styles.net and www.phpbbmodders.net, besides the own sites from hosthuis.nl. Continue reading Something about servers, moving sites, and greylisting as anti spam

Installing debian, the hard way

As said earlier this week, one of my plans is to test Xen the upcomming holiday.
As I need for this a new debian install thats the first thing to start with. As my current dev box is pretty old (Its somewhere from 2000, with only a 800 MHz CPU and 128MB RAM), its going to be fun.
Firstly, as I dont have any CD-r’s anymore, and the box dont want to start with a USB stick to boot, there is no OS on it, and I dont have another floppy disk as the one in that box I have a problem.

After trying some stuff around I found a BIOS update, that should support USB booting. I also found a HD that has still debian on it, so we have 2 things. Now only needย  to find a floppy, what I need to use for the BIOS update. That wasnt that difficult ๐Ÿ˜›

Now I have those all I need to make a USB stick empty, and try to update it. More to follow soon?