Doug Reed | 1 Aug 18:18 2010

Re: Recycling in Hennepin county for Ramsey County residents?

<http://www.rethinkrecycling.com/residents/throw-buy/materials-name/electronics-tvs-computers>

This lists all the recycling operations in the metro area.
I used the Washington County site because it was free for any metro area 
residents.
They ask for identification and note your name & address then charge it 
back to Ramsey County.
I think that is what I like best about the program. It has been over a 
year since I was there.
Based on the email from Jima, I have to assume it is still free for 
electronics.

Asset Recovery Corp was one of the places listed. I think I was told 
they charge for monitors but give a credit for PC cards.
(The PC cards may have gold or other precious metals that can be separated.)

<http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/hw/household_hazardous_waste_collection_sites.htm>

This is from the Ramsey County recycling web site and lists the sites 
and places inside the county.
Again, I didn't see any answer to the cost question. The site says call 
and ask first.
That is why I went to Washington County......
They were a little unsure about some of the stuff I brought 
(oscilliscope chassis, card cages, rack mount stuff) and asked if it was 
household waste.
I just said it was scrap from MY household.....

Doug.
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Scott Berry | 1 Aug 18:40 2010
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Re: Linux certifications.

In my own opinion any cert is good. The .more certs you have the better. I would rather be over qualified than under qualified. My dream is to work with Linux and Asterisk PBX as a full time job.

From: r j <ronsmailbox5 <at> gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 15:57
To: tclug-list <at> mn-linux.org
Subject: [tclug-list] Linux certifications.

I am looking at getting a Linux certification. Is anyone on the LUG RHCT or RHCE certified ? I have heard The LPI certs do not carry much weight, and that Linux+ is very basic. Would locking myself in to a distribution specific certification be a waste of money ? 
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Marc Skinner | 1 Aug 20:23 2010
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Re: Linux certifications.


Just to be upfront - I do work for Red Hat.  I'm an RHCA and your right
the LPI certs don't compare to the RHCT,RHCE, and RHCA certs.  The exams
from RH are very hard, typically we see about 30-40% pass rate.

http://www.redhat.com/certification/

If your looking for a Linux based position these days, most are looking
for the RHCT or RHCE certifications.  I guess that is saying something.

As Scott put it - certs are good, the more the better - and I have found
them to be the most important during the job hunt.

Good luck.

On 07/31/2010 03:57 PM, r j wrote:
> I am looking at getting a Linux certification. Is anyone on the LUG RHCT
> or RHCE certified ? I have heard The LPI certs do not carry much weight,
> and that Linux+ is very basic. Would locking myself in to
> a distribution specific certification be a waste of money ? 
> 
> 
> 
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greg wm | 2 Aug 01:45 2010

recover VG superblock?

i wanted another primary partition.  my (rhel5.4) VG has lots of free
space.  i want to remote-install rhel6 beta 2 from harddisk, seems an
rhel6 askmethod install gets stuck initializing the nics.

so i shrunk the big PV with pvresize, shrunk the underlying raid1 with
mdadm, so far so good, but presumably the next step went awry, i
removed and recreated the underlying partitions with parted in attempt
to shrink them.  to cut to the chase, now the system boots and the LV
filesystem's fine, but at the same time lvm doesn't seem to think it
has any VG, PV, or LV anymore.

so, what should i have done, what can i do now, and where should i be
asking these questions?

in more detail, i did
   pvresize --setphysicalvolumesize 280G /dev/md1       #(over)shrink
(regrow later to actual smaller size)
   mdadm --grow /dev/md1 --size=292000000               #(over)shrink
raid(in Kibibytes)
   parted
      sel /dev/sdb
         rm 2
        mkpart primary ext2 107MB 309970MB
           which gave error, so i presumed it had done nothing, but
        mkpart primary 107MB 309970MB
           this made it clear the prior mkpart had recreated the
partition afterall
         set 2 raid on
      sel /dev/sda
        rm 2
        mkpart primary 107MB 309970MB
           no fstype, no error
        set 2 raid on
   mdadm --grow /dev/md1
      mdadm: no changes to --grow

so i rebooted, with no problem, thinking perhaps parted's changes
weren't visible yet.  now:
  mdadm --query /dev/md1
     /dev/md1: is an md device which is not active
     /dev/md1: No md super block found, not an md component.
  mdadm --examine /dev/sda2
     mdadm: No md superblock detected on /dev/sda2.
  mdadm --examine /dev/sdb2
     mdadm: No md superblock detected on /dev/sdb2.
and vgs, pvs, and lvs all produce no output.

so, is there any way to recover or rebuild the PV/VG superblock?  is
this what i actually need to do?  i'd expect someone somewhere has
been here before, or at least knows better about this stuff than i
do..

also, if mdadm doesn't think there's a raid anymore, still perhaps
some layer in the kernel knows better, or are current filesystem
changes only going to sda perhaps?  how might i probe this?  or
recover from it?  mounted filesystems do bear the proper LV device
names fwiw..

Do we still need a speaker for Aug. 21st?

If we still need a speaker, I could give a presentation on lightweight Linux distros.  I'll need the
projector and an Internet connection.  I can show how various Linux distros perform in Virtualbox when
allocated just 256 MB of RAM.  I'll demonstrate Ubuntu, antiX Linux, Puppy Linux, and other distros.

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Mr. B-o-B | 2 Aug 19:23 2010
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Looking for Oinkmaster-bleedingsort.conf

Does anyone use the Bleedingsnort rules with there SNORT setup?

If so, can I see a copy Oinkmaster-bleedingsort.conf file?

Thanks!

Bob
Kevin P. Grelling | 2 Aug 22:09 2010
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Re: Do we still need a speaker for Aug. 21st?

On 8/1/2010 10:59 PM, Jason Hsu, embedded engineer, Linux user wrote:
If we still need a speaker, I could give a presentation on lightweight Linux distros. I'll need the projector and an Internet connection. I can show how various Linux distros perform in Virtualbox when allocated just 256 MB of RAM. I'll demonstrate Ubuntu, antiX Linux, Puppy Linux, and other distros.
OldGuyBit <= 1;

    "Just" 256 MB of RAM.  Cripes.  I'm having a heat-attack here.  :-)

    OK, I still fondly remember my first PC with 64K of RAM and VisiCalc (spreadsheet) running in just 23K of RAM.

OldGuyBit <=0;

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Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom | 2 Aug 22:31 2010

Re: Do we still need a speaker for Aug. 21st?

On 08/02 03:09 , Kevin P. Grelling wrote:
>   On 8/1/2010 10:59 PM, Jason Hsu, embedded engineer, Linux user wrote:
> OldGuyBit <= 1;
> 
>      "Just" 256 MB of RAM.  Cripes.  I'm having a heat-attack here.  :-)
> 
>      OK, I still fondly remember my first PC with 64K of RAM and 
> VisiCalc (spreadsheet) running in just 23K of RAM.
> 
> OldGuyBit <=0;

I'm having the same reaction here.
I remember not many years ago, running a DNS server in 5MB of RAM.

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Systems Administrator
Real-Time Enterprises
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Yaron | 2 Aug 22:48 2010

Re: Do we still need a speaker for Aug. 21st?

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom wrote:

> I remember not many years ago, running a DNS server in 5MB of RAM.

Pfft. Back in MY day we didn't RUN programs, we WALKED them!

-Yaron

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Thomas Rieff | 3 Aug 15:33 2010

Ubuntu Live CD Fails

TCLUG,
I have a win 2000 pc in our office that seems to have issues.
So no problem, I will just backup the files and reload with xp.
Well it is currently very flakey with the current os, so I dropped a ubuntu 9.04, 9.1, 10.04 live cds in and thought  I would save the files that way. Ubuntu live cd won't load. I have tried many different things, including the video card corrections, but it stops at "checking 'hlt' instruction..."
Maybe the hard drive is bad, but it should load a live cd???
Maybe the motherboard or cpu is bad, how do I tell or test???
Any thoughts???
Tom

Thomas Rieff
GreenCare
1717 3rd Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 344-8314 Office
(507) 344-8316 Fax
(507) 381-0660 Cell

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