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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...

When was the last time you burned a CD or DVD?

Time passes. In fact, ‘Time Moves Pretty Fast‘ (as Ferris Beuller would have it). You don’t always notice. Sometimes it...

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...

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Its off to mine we go.

Here is something you do not see every day – first instance we have seen of a server being used...

Plesk y u no delete dropbox.tar

Where is all the space going on my Plesk box? Oh good god – look it appears to all be...

THIS is why we cannot have nice things.

Another morning. Another interaction with a third party. They have some high-value trigger words for me in their domain name....

CL7 Kernels and Xen PV

I have been having issues with Cloud Linux 7 on a Xen 4.4 platform (for example OnApp v5 LTS) –...

R1soft Disk Safe Locations and Names script

This week I had to pull data from 24 drives into a new instance of R1Soft Enterprise.  This is practical...

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...

CentOS7 now booting on Xen

The fallout from Spectre and Meltdown continue to plague me … us… all. Today saw a group of firmware /...

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