Hey, it’s the one year anniversary of the Starling Software Sysadmin blog! I’m celebrating, but I’m also working. Why? Because I can see that, if I’m going to continue on at the astounding rate of two posts per year, I really need to get one out in the next few months. So why not now?
Today we’re going to talk about doing all sorts of twiddly things that the Ubuntu (or probably Debian, too) installer usually does for you. And, for those of you who read the title of this blog and are already thinking, “It’s simple! Just use
dd or Ghost!” we’ll also spend a few minutes talking about why we don’t do that.