Fedora

How to add a GPG key to RPM

I always forget the syntax for retrieving GPG keys from a key server, e.g. to add them to RPM. Here the reminder:

gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key 0xde95bc1f
gpg -a --export 0xde95bc1f > key.gpg
rpm --import key.gpg
rm key.gpg

P.S. the example key is used to sign Libvirt RPM's for Fedora

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Booting Fedora 17 with Grub2-efi

After my installation of Fedora from scratch, I needed to install a boot loader. Since my system supports UEFI boot, my preference was to use that. Fedora has a Grub2 package with support for UEFI booting: grub2-efi. This article describes the procedure to install and configure your system to boot from an UEFI boot partition.

Fedora from scratch

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In my post about setting up my new virtualization server I explained that I wanted to move from Debian to Fedora, because libvirt is better supported in that distribution. That posed my for quite a challenge. My new setup supports EFI boot, so I initially downloaded the test install image for Debian Squeeze.

How to fix distorted graphics in the Fedora 17 installer

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When I tried to install Fedora 17 using the graphical installer it initially failed, because the graphics driver caused the screen to be distorted to a point that I could not read the text any more.

Setting up the ideal Linux virtualization server

When I recently bought a new server, I didn't expect to run into so much trouble migrating my setup from the old to the new one. I have a server running several "virtual machines" using the OpenVZ container technology. The server itself is running Gentoo Linux, but this distribution just takes too much time maintaining.

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