CentOS:- Boot Issue – “dracut-initqueue: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout – starting timeout scripts”

Background One of our Linux CentOS machines is not booting up. Error Messages Image Textual dracut-initqueue[487]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts Troubleshooting Outline BIOS Hardware Specifications Emergency Mode Command LVS BIOS Hardware Specifications Please access the computer's BIOS. Review the Hardware; specifically Hard-drive. If your hard-drive is not present. Or is marked faulty, … Continue reading CentOS:- Boot Issue – “dracut-initqueue: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout – starting timeout scripts”

Shutter Installation On Linux/CentOS ( v8) using Snaps

Background In an earlier post spoke of the bane of installing the shutter application on a CentOS v8 system.   Lineage Shutter:- Installation on Linux/CentOS ( v8 ) Link   Workarounds Snaps One possible work around is to try our installation using Snaps. What is Snaps? Wikipedia Link Snap is a software packaging and deployment … Continue reading Shutter Installation On Linux/CentOS ( v8) using Snaps

Shutter:- Installation on Linux/centOS ( v8 )

Background There are certain use cases where the built-in screen capture on Cent-OS does not work for me as well as I will like it to. BTW, the built-in screen capture on CentOS v8 is aptly named screenshot.   Installation Outline Repository Import GPG Keys Nux Desktop Repository Avail Repository ( epel-release ) epel-release Install/Update … Continue reading Shutter:- Installation on Linux/centOS ( v8 )

Git – Client Tools – Install on Linux ( Cent-OS )

Background I need Git on the Cent-OS that I am working on. I am on v8 of CentOS. Outline Is Git Installed? Install Git Review Git Install Configure Git Tasks Is Git Installed? which syntax sample output Output Image Output Text Explanation We have confirmation that git is not installed.   Install Git dnf dnf … Continue reading Git – Client Tools – Install on Linux ( Cent-OS )

Linux – CentOS – Set Timezone

Background Playing around with Linux, queried the system for the current time, and noticed it is a bit off.   OS OS - Linux - CentOS Our OS is CentOS/Version 8. Command hostnamectl We can issue hostnamectl, to get the OS Name and Version. Output     timedatectl Outline timedatectl timedatectl status timedatectl list-timezones timedatectl … Continue reading Linux – CentOS – Set Timezone

Linux – OS – Bitness

Background Let us figure out the bitness of our Linux OS. Outline Commands lscpu Commands lscpu Syntax Sample Output Output - Image Output - Textual Explanation Architecture Meaning:- Processor ( Hardware ) Common Values x86_64 64-bit CPU CPU op-mode(s) Meaning:- Based on OS Installed, CPU Operating Mode ( Software¬†) Common Values 32-bit, 64-bit Supports both … Continue reading Linux – OS – Bitness

Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Background Need to quickly install Linux. In this case, CentOS. Version The current version is 8. Artifacts Mirrors Install Images are available from various mirrors; listed here:- Mirrors US Link World Wide Link Metadata Here are some metadata :- Image Size :- 7.5 GB Burn ISO Image to USB Options Here are some of the … Continue reading Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Background Launched the Cisco AnyConnect Client on my laptop and noticed I did not have pre-configured VPN servers listed. It quickly dawned on me that this was due to the fact the computer I currently was using as a self install version of the software. On my work computer our Tech Support group performs the … Continue reading Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Yum – Warning – “Repository packages-microsoft-com-prod is listed more than once in the configuration”

Background There is a bit of an annoying error that I get whenever I issue yum commands against my Linux CentOS host. Error The error reads :- Image Textual Troubleshooting Yum Repository /etc/yum.repos.d Objective Let us look into our /etc/yum.repos.d folder and see which files reference packages-microsoft-com-prod Command Syntax Sample Output Output - Image Output … Continue reading Yum – Warning – “Repository packages-microsoft-com-prod is listed more than once in the configuration”