Articles in the System category

  1. Mikrotik hAP-ac2 provisioning

    Mikrotik hAP-ac2 is a prosumer 2.4GHz/5GHz access point. I use several of them in my home and they work well, the only issue is the initial configuration which can be problematic if you cannot use their Windows-only WinBox tool.

    After some trial-and-error, the procedure I came up with …

  2. 14 years of self-hosting

    My IT rack in my basement

    Self-hosting is the practice of running your own server hosting your own Internet services, especially emails. As of this writing, I am now self-hosting for 14 years and I figured it could be useful to document my current setup and what I learned along the way.

    Nowadays I value a …

  3. Debian 10 on Cubox

    To install Debian 10 on the SolidRun CuBox (1st version, Marvell Armada 510 based):

    1. Create 2 partitions on your SD card (eg. using fdisk): the 1st one of type ext4 with size ~200MB for boot and the 2nd of type f2fs for the system (WARNING: this will wipe all data …

    Tagged as : cubox bios archaeology
  4. Updating Thinkpad X61 BIOS


    WARNING 1: the update is done at your own risk and may brick your computer.

    WARNING 2: this will wipe all data on the target USB device.

    WARNING 3: do not use SYSLINUX MEMDISK driver to boot it directly with eg. Grub. The Lenovo BIOS updater use the …

    Tagged as : thinkpad bios archaeology

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