Tag: Linux

How to view the files of your LXD container from the host

You are creating LXD containers and you enter a container (lxc shell, lxc exec or lxc console) in order to view or modify the files of that container. But can you access the filesystem of the container from the host? If you use the LXD snap package, LXD mounts the filesystem of the container in …

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How to setup Netdata in a LXD container for real-time monitoring

Netdata does real-time health monitoring and performance troubleshooting for systems and applications. It helps you instantly diagnose slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of metrics, interactive visualizations, and insightful health alarms. When you set it up on your system, Netdata sets up a Web page where you can view real-time information, including CPU …

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I am running Steam/Wine on Ubuntu 19.10 (no 32-bit on the host)

Update #1 (26 December 2019): There is a newer overall post that describes the different ways to run a GUI program in a LXD container. And there is a fresh and simpler post that replaces this one. Original post continues below… I like to take care of my desktop Linux and I do so by …

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How to create a minimal container image for LXC/LXD with distrobuilder

In the previous post, we saw how to build distrobuilder, then use it to create a LXD container image for Ubuntu. We used one of the existing configuration files for an Ubuntu container image. In this post, we are going to see how to compose such YAML configuration files that describe how the container image …

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Booting up an AMD EPYC server at packet.net

This is the second post in the series. The first was about selecting the appropriate settings so that we can deploy a server. A closer look at AMD EPYC baremetal servers at packet.net Booting up the AMD EPYC baremetal server at packet.net (this post) Configuring LXD on the AMD EPYC baremetal server at packet.net Benchmarking …

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How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop

Note: This post is about LXD containers. These are system containers, which means they are similar to Docker but behave somewhat like virtual machines. When you start a LXD (lex-dee) container, you are starting a new system on your computer, with its own IP address and all. You can get LXD as a snap package. …

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