Luke Rawlins

Linux Systems Administrator, specializing in Red Hat Linux, Ansible, and automation technologies. Dabbles in web design, and fancies himself some kind of Tech Blogger :)

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Upgrade to Fedora 30 Complete!

In the last couple of days there has been some extended downtime on this site. That is because I’ve been working on migrating my blog from Ubuntu 16.04 to Fedora 30. I’m switching for lots of reasons. Some of the php packages I need for WordPress have been getting a bit out of date on …

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I’ve been spending quite a bit of time learning about LXD/LXC containers on Ubuntu. There is a lot of really good information available about how to get started with these containers so I’m not going try to reproduce that content here, however, I will provide links at the bottom that I think are relevant to …

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Linux Server won’t restart

Not too long ago I ran into a problem where a server with systemd would not shutdown or reboot through normal means. When executing  sudo shutdown -r now I would get a weird message back as output: Failed to start Connection timed out See system logs and ‘systemctl status’ for details. Failed to open /dev/initctl: …

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