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Mounting Linux volumes with systemd vs fstab

Mounting Linux volumes with systemd vs fstab

If you have ever done anything more than just an out of the box linux installation you have more than likely worked with fstab to get your volumes to mount.  The screenshot to the left shows and example of an fstab file.  In this example we are going to look at /dev/sda6 which is mounted to /apps using the XFS file partition and using the defaults.  In the sample fstab file you will also notice other volumes mounted using UUID and also the...

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Changing grub2 boot options on UEFI boot system

Changing grub2 boot options on UEFI boot system

On my workstation at home I have a dual boot with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Workstation and Windows 10.  My system boots with UEFI which makes setting up dual boots such as this fairly easy.  I did want to make some changes to the default grub2 menu when my computer boots however.  First while I enjoy working with RHEL, my wife does not, so having the system boot into RHEL by default was causing some unneeded friction.  I also wanted to...

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Red Hat Summit 2017

Red Hat Summit 2017

Red Hat Summit 2017 will be in Boston this year, and I will be going for the first time.  I am looking forward to this conference and working in some of the labs.  The conference itself is three days long in the first week of May.  With my heavy interest in security and networking many of the sessions I am attending are focused around the security track offered by Red Hat.  Below is my current schedule for the week. Tuesday 10:15 –...

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DNF / YUM History

Accidents can happen at any time on a computer system.  Some small, some painfully large.  One of such accidents can be removing or installing software in Linux and it causing havoc in your system.  When you run a DNF remove command it does list all the packages and dependencies that are going to be removed and gives you the opportunity to abort.  The problem can come into play if you get too complacent and just hit yes, or are just...

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How to increase the size of a Linux LVM

In this article we will be discussing how to go about increasing the size of a Linux LVM.  This will involve making the needed space available on the physical partition first.  You will need to have available space, either by adding a new hard drive to your system, or if you are in a dual-boot situation such as myself you can shrink one of your current Windows partitions.  When performing these tasks be sure you have made your needed...

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