Booting from the GRUB command line

There are many reasons why you might have to boot your computer manually from the GRUB command line. They range from the simple, “I installed a new kernel and deleted the old without updating grub,” to, “oh crap, something terrible happened and I need to get into my computer!” There are … Continue reading

Setting up an LVM Installation

There are lots of reasons you would want to setup an LVM system. LVM stands for Logical Volume Manager. The main difference over “standard” partitions is the LVM is not fixed, and like a RAID array, can span multiple physical devices (though it is not capable of parity, striping, or anything like … Continue reading

Updating your Linux Kernel

So you want to update your kernel, eh? Hopefully that means you got some shiny new cutting-edge hardware you want to play with. Alternatively, it means that something is broken or not working in an older kernel and you’re hoping the updating to a new one fixes the problem. Well, … Continue reading