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‘COULD NOT MOUNT’ errors with Dell Firmware update image on USB

Updating the firmware on Dell PowerEdge server from downloaded images to USB failing. The errors output to the screen regarding...

Xen and the mysterious meltdown vulnerability

Oh, oh dear. Well, that is not the best. I had just updated the Meltdown and Spectre checker script I...

Xen based VM’s immune to Meltdown?

Humour me a moment – it would appear that the current stock Xen Paravirtualization is showing as not vulnerable to...

Fix CentOS VM not booting after recent patch

I am seeing CloudLinux7, and CentOS7 Virtual Machines patched to the latest kernel versions not booting on Xen based OnApp...

Initial Fallout Spectre/Meltdown

  End of business¬†Friday 5h January – the state of Kernels looked a little like this with a quick eyeball...

Spectre & Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown are names that have been coined to cover a family of vulnerabilities that manifest themselves in design...

Patching. Why it doesn’t happen.

The lines of amber on black monospace tick slowly up the screen. Each line looks give or take the same....

Subscription FTW

Plausible denial. Ignorance is bliss. ….or more likely the more hostile “I don’t think you understand; this is my business.”...

Futility of Patching

I have seen recently some figures that are concerning me. They don’t surprise me as such, however they concern me....

0-Day Tuesday

So. While I have been known to exhibit a certain bias in both choice of tools, and services – however...

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