Posts Tagged Hard Drive
So I am a huge fan of Linux, and Windows as well, And quite often I will download whatever the newest release of whatever Linux Distro iso, burn it, reboot, and play with the Live session of that Linux for a while. If I like it enough I give it some hard drive space to install it on to. However, recently I was looking for an older Linux Distro to put on a friend’s PC and I discovered that, when I collected all of the Burned Discs, some CD, most DVD as of recent, and I organised them and put them into DVD spindles that I had laying about, well, I had Three Spindles, and each spindle holds One Hundred DVDs.. So my collection was up to AT LEAST Three Hundred burned discs.
I say “AT LEAST” because to be honest, I still about 5 more discs in my backpack, some in my “Emergency Kit” for recovering HDD info, and a dresser drawer that I have not gone through yet.
YES. That is a LOT of burned Discs, and honestly, they need to be recycled. But that got me thinking “There must be a better way to test out a Linux LiveCD/DVD session on Real Hardware that does not involve burning a disc.” Enter USB Booting. And this is what I discovered.
Here I will explain how to install Proxmox VE on any dedicated server with a recovery system witch you can activate using the provider’s control panel (witch in my case is a Ubuntu OS loaded into the ram). This is the only way you can make a custom partitioning on these systems because they do not offer any custom OS installation as they only offer pre-built templates.
Please note that this is not entirely my work as I am taking part from some websites I found that helped me do this on my provider. I used this document from the debian website and the other part from hackerlab.