Thursday, 27 November 2008

Be Quick or Be Dead

Cell Linux - now I remember why I haven't bothered to administer or install Linux for years. Some documentation on the (many) steps needed for the particular version I have to install is here. Got to love any system this decade that fails to support WiFi. Once the obsolete and buggy packages get dumped on disk, apply ~1.0GB of patches and updates as detailed in the yum FAQ on updating and upgrading. The admin docs are a work in progress.

Its fun to try and seperate generic Linux config tweaks from distribution and architecture specific ones. Its like going back to Slackware vs Redhat in 1996....

On an aside, the IP address of this particular router is for now.

The by now familiar refrain for Linux is that it all works better in a more recent version. This may be true. Got to love a website that is simply the directory layout of the FTP server over HTTP.

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