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by Pierre-Yves Landuré last modified Mar 13, 2012 06:21

Setting up a new Debian GNU/Linux system

  • Additions to a fresh Debian GNU/Linux install

    This howto helps to add some security and usability features to the default Debian setup.

  • Setup and use the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) on Debian

    LVM stands for "Logical Volume Manager". It sits between the partitions and hard disk, and provides flexibility and power to partitions management. It is particularly useful for managing partitions used by the Xen domains. It provides the ability to create partitions over several hard disks (software RAID), to resize partitions on the fly, ...

  • Setup disk quotas on Debian

    Quotas are a simple mean to limit the disk usage of some software or users. This article list some of the methods used to implement disk quotas on Debian.

  • Maximize the available free space on ext3fs partitions

    By default, the file system Ext3 reserves a little less than 5% of the available space in the system. This space is used in particular to limit fragmentation. This howto helps you to recover this space.

  • Solve the eth0 disappearance problem on Debian

    After a hardware change (motherboard or only network interface), eth0 network interface may be unavailable. This howto help to solve this problem.

  • Fix the RTL8111/8168B network device on Debian

    By default, Debian use the rt8169 module for the RTL8111/8168B. This module can be source of various bugs, among witch random reboots due to kernel panic caused by heavy network load. This howto setup the rt8168 module that is known to work well with this device.

  • Change the hostname of a Debian GNU/Linux host

    This howto ease the change of the hostname of a computer running Debian GNU/Linux. It should be useful to people using Debian virtual machine cloning.

  • Protect a SSH access from disconnections

    By default, a SSH session is closed in case of unexpected disconnect, automatically killing any software being run by it. This howto use the byobu tool to automatically detach a shell in case of disconnect, and reattach it at the next login.