Author Archives: Heath

Install & Configure Ubuntu to boot from an iSCSI disk

NOTE: This is Part 3 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. We have previously created an iSCSI disk and connected to it from the Ubuntu Live installation CD. View all of the sections here. Many of the commands in this post were taken from http://etherboot.org/wiki/sanboot/ubuntu_iscsi. If you’re following along with the series, you are…

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Initiating a connection to an iSCSI disk in Ubuntu

NOTE: This is Part 2 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. In the previous section, we setup an iSCSI target (a.k.a. server) which is sharing a blank iSCSI disk on the network. View all of the sections here. Once again, the bulk of this post was unabashedly “borrowed” from howtoforge.com The instructions in this…

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Setup an Ubuntu iSCSI target (server)

NOTE: This is Part 1 in a series on booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk. View all of the sections here. The bulk of the instructions in this post were unabashedly “borrowed” from howtoforge.com. The first thing we need in our quest to boot Ubuntu from an iSCSI disk is an iSCSI target disk. This is a…

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PXE Booting Ubuntu from an iSCSI drive

The Plan This will serve as a guide to booting Ubuntu (XBMCbuntu in my case) from an iSCSI drive.   The Result The boot process for my XBMCbuntu machine follows these steps: The BIOS is configured to PXE boot. The PXE boot process launches iPXE (formerly gPXE). iPXE connects to the iSCSI drive and launches GRUB which is…

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Office Lights

How many projects is it okay to start without finishing at least one? It seems I’m determined to find out. I’m currently in the process of finishing a room in my basement which will become my new office/hackerspace. Naturally, I incorporated copious amounts of LEDs into the design. I picked up a couple of reels…

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TLC5940 library for chipKIT

As part of our keyboard project, a friend and I set out to develop a library for the chipKIT to communicate with the TLC5940 LED Driver. The chipKIT, if you’re not familiar, is a 32-bit arduino clone that runs on the PIC32MX family of processors. While Digilent, the company behind the chipKIT, has done a great…

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Configuring Untangle for Xbox Live

Recently I replaced my home router with an untangle box. Untangle is a Linux server that replaces my home router with an enterprise-grade UTM system. After I had completed setup of my untangle server, I sat down to relax on my Xbox 360 and was greeted with this message: Your NAT type is set to…

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