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How to mix Debian testing and unstable

Like me, you might want to use debian testing but¬†occasionally¬†install unstable packages. What happens if you simply put testing and unstable repositories on your sources.list? If you try that, you will notice that your system will always prefer to install … Continue reading

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Running your own dns cache on Debian (with djbdns)

Run as root: aptitude install djbdns dnscache-run mv /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf.orig echo nameserver 127.0.0.1 > /etc/resolv.conf Then configure your connection to not update /etc/resolv.conf upon each connection (I use pppoe to connect to adsl, so I needed to comment the line … Continue reading

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Partitioning: /boot and dm-crypt/LUKS

This is a continuation to my first post on writing random data to the disk. (Warning: This is setup supposes you already erased the data on the disk, or that you don’t care.) Partitioning is easy. My partition table: # … Continue reading

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How to write random data to the hard drive with dd

Note: the script posted here is a bit buggy. There is an improved version on a newer post. Since I bought my netbook (an Acer Aspire One 532h-2514), I’m considering encrypting all my data. After some searching, I found that … Continue reading

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