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Tip: Disk Catastophe Must-Have Information (Winter Shutdown Special Episode)

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December 26th, 2006

Overview
Randy Goddard tells us about some quick command line utilities for backing up a disk’s master boot record and partition information, as well as how to document vital system info quickly and easily.

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Time: 10:34
Size:
9.7 MB

Notes for this Episode:

  • Command for backing up your MBR:
    dd if=/dev/sda of=~/$servernamembr bs=1 count=512
  • Command for documenting your partition tables:
    fdisk -l /dev/sda> ~/$servernamefdisk
    (Remember that the “sda” in these two commands is used as a placeholder for whichever disk you are backing up. Other possible ordinal names for your various disks include: sdb, hda, hdb, hdc, etc.)
  • config.sh is descibed in a Cool Solutions article

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Open Enterprise Server: Listener Questions about Linux

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November 30th, 2006

Overview
Once again we bring Jason Williams back into the studio, this time to menace him with questions from our listener community. We delve into the differences between SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Open Enterprise Server (OES). We also consider the advantages of using the SLES-based version of OES compared to the NetWare-based version. And of course, Dave and Randy are back with “News from Support.”
Time: 57:48
Size:
39.7 MB

Segment Times

  1. Open Enterprise Server: 2:20-33:35
  2. News from Support: 34:26-56:30

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SLE10: System Scaling at the Kernel Level

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November 16th, 2006

Overview
Kernel gurus Kurt Garloff and Hannes Reinecke share some of the work that they have been involved in regarding scaling features in the Linux kernel for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. And Randy and Dave return for another edition of News from Support. (Can Randy outdo Dave’s Xming tip?)

Time: 45:16
Size: 30 MB

Segment Times

  1. Kernel scaling: 4:07-20:33
  2. News from Support: 21:23-43:47

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What Happened to iFolder?

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November 10th, 2006

Overview
Product manager Jason Williams comes in to share the iFolder 3.6 goodness. Then, our favorite Scottsman returns to tell us the latest News from Support, including a cool tip on how to use tunnel X over SSH with…Windows?

Time: 41:38
Size: 29 MB

Segment Times

  1. iFolder: 2:07-21:53
  2. News from Support: 23:09-40:50

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Listener Survey Results, News from Support

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October 19th, 2006

Ted and Erin announce the winners and review the results from the Novell Open Audio semi-annual listener feedback survey, and explain how they are using the feedback to adapt the show. Then, the illustrious Randy Goddard and the incorrigible Dave Mair are back for News from Support.

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SLE10: Linux clients in Active Directory, News from Support

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September 12th, 2006

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Samba hacker Lars Mueller explains new capabilities that he and Guenther Deschner team have been working on, allowing SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to integrate into an Active Directory environment. From joining the Active Directory domain to initial login and Kerberos provisioning, this stuff is too cool. And Dave Mair and Randy Goddard are back for News from Support, so cue the bagpipes!

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Robert Love and News from Support

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August 31st, 2006

Robert Love returns to Novell Open Audio and he’s got a new job! Randy Goddard and Dave Mair are back and up to their usual geek antics in News from Support. Please take a moment to fill out our Novell Open Audio Semi-anniversary Listener Survey. We will randomly select two listeners to receive a Limited Edition green Novell backpack.

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A Show About Nothing

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July 7th, 2006

Just back from the GNOME conference, Ted discovers that nearly everyone at Novell has gone on holiday. So we dispatch a couple brief updates and a short “News from Support” segment.

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