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Silly trick to keep cleartext passwords off your hard-drive...

Posted 12-15-2008 at 03:08 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 12-15-2008 at 03:19 PM by rocket357

I "inherited" a password list for the servers I maintain. It's huge. I don't think I could memorize them all if I tried. Seriously, 200+ something machines, each with a root or administrator password, postgres or sa password, and user passwords for standard services? I'd do good to remember the passwords for *one* machine...

So I get this bright idea...I certainly don't want to store them electronically in plaintext without some safety mechanism...my desktop machine...
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My Slackware 12.2 installation

Posted 12-15-2008 at 10:18 AM by jjthomas
Updated 12-16-2008 at 10:47 PM by jjthomas
Tags 12.2, slackware

Computer Hardware:
P-III 866Mhz with 512MB of RAM
nVidia GeForce2 GTS/Pro with 64 MB RAM
2 3com 3c905B 100BaseTX NIC's
1 LINKSYS WMP55AG A+G Wifi card
SB PCI 128

HDA = 28 GB Maxtor
HDB = 28 GB Maxtor
HDC = DVD RW drive
SDA = 9 GB Cheeta
4GB Tape Backup (SCSI)
SCSI Ricoh CD-RW
1.44MB 3.5 floppy
1.2MB 5.25 floppy.
Power is supplied by an Enermax 300 watt Power Supply.

The first...
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Add splash image to GRUB

Posted 12-15-2008 at 02:59 AM by Garda

I wanted to add something to the default GRUB screen that greets you as you start Linux more nicely than monochrome text.
I did this using the splashscreen feature of GRUB version 1, the boot loader that I had installed.
I used Krita for some of the image manipulation, but GIMP is also a good app. On Debian, you can get GIMP as root with

Code:
apt-get install gimp
Splash images in GRUB have to be in .xpm or "X PixMap" format and they have to be 640x480...
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3 Notebooks and a funeral

Posted 12-15-2008 at 02:44 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

I spent this weekend working on three notebooks. One was a Windows XP notebook I had been given because it was impossible to work with anymore, due to malware infestation. Two others (used notebooks) I had mail-ordered for a friend and a colleague of mine, respectively, to set up with Linux.

I got the Windows one on Thursday. It would take almost seven minutes to boot until it would respond to any input, but then it would quickly freeze thanks to an infection with a piece of scareware...
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Problems installing Linux 11

Posted 12-15-2008 at 12:50 AM by charo

Since some time I am a bit reluctant to install Linux Open Suse. Last time I tried it with v11 trusting in the possibility to go back to Windows XP at least if it will not work. Result: the installation failed at a rather late point. I wanted to reboot. Also Windows was not possible anymore. Tried to uninstall, repair nothing worked. I had to format my C-Drive and reinstall everything new including the complicated activation of Windows XP.
I cannot afford to paralyze my PC if I want to try...
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