Virtualbox network setup
You’ve installed virtualbox, installed your host server OS, done updates on the server OS, installed any extra software, but found that the host adapter is not on your local network’s correct subnet.
By default the network adapter in VirtualBox is set to NAT, Network Address Translation. The simple way to fix this is to go into the Settings for your virtual machine instance and change the network settings to “Bridged Adapter.” Because VirtualBox also assigns a MAC address to this bridged adapter you can to go into your router and set a static IP for this virtual device based on the MAC address assigned in VirtualBox.
Last year for Software Freedom Day I did a presentation on XBMC media centre. I don’t think I ever posted the slides, so here’s the XBMC presentation.
The Clonezilla Live CD is one of those tools no system builder should be without. It’s server counterpart, DRBL, allows multi-cast cloning, meaning you can clone dozens of machines without sending a copy of the image to every machine (saves bandwidth traffic on your network). Version 2.1.2-2, a testing image, adds 5 updates:
- The Linux kernel is newer than previous versions of Clonezilla: 3.8.11-1
- DRBL is updated to 2.4.4-drbl1 and Clonezilla to 3.3.43-drbl1.
- Syslinux is updated to 5.0.1
- lziprecover and nwipe were added to the Clonezilla live CD
- a lvm2 bug was fixed.
The addition of lziprecover looks interesting because it appears to mean clonezilla might be able to recover itself from compression problems it might have during the cloning process. Nwipe is also interesting because it’s a fork of the DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke project). This means with 1 CD you can clone and wipe your drive(s).