Category: Linux

Feb 09 2018

How to develop the LXD hypervisor – Part #2 (using multipass/KVM VM)

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. In this post we are having a closer look on how to help in the development of LXD. We …

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Feb 09 2018

How to install the VLC 3.0 snap in Linux

VLC (from the VideoLAN organization) is a popular media player, and very soon they will release version 3. Let’s see how to install it on Ubuntu. Open up the Ubuntu Software and search for videolan. You get this. There are two options. Which one is the DEB package, and which one is the snap. Snaps …

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Jan 23 2018

A closer look at the new Hetzner cloud servers, by running LXD

Hetzner just announced a new set of cloud servers at good competitive prices. Let’s try them out and run LXD! Cloud server information Here is the lineup of the new cloud servers, The cheapest is a single-core, 2GB RAM and 20GB disk Virtual Private Server, with practically unlimited traffic. This is good enough to run …

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Jan 22 2018

How to make your LXD containers get IP addresses from your LAN using macvlan

In LXD, you have the host and then you have the many containers on this host. The host is the computer where LXD is running. By default, all containers run hidden in a private network on the host. The containers are not accessible from the local network, nor from the Internet. However, they have network …

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Jan 03 2018

How to preconfigure LXD containers with cloud-init

You are creating containers and you want them to be somewhat preconfigured. For example, you want them to run automatically apt update as soon as they are launched. Or, get some packages pre-installed, or run a few commands. Here is how to perform this early initialization with cloud-init through LXD to container images that support …

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Dec 29 2017

Installing retdec on Ubuntu

retdec (RETargetable DECompiler) is a decompiler, and it is the one that was released recently as open-source software by Avast Software. retdec can take an executable and work back into recreating the initial source code (with limitations). An example with retdec Let’s see first an example. Here is the initial source code, that was compiled …

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