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How to enable and use Wake on LAN

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Utp_patch.png#fileIn this article I will describe how to enable Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and how to use it to start-up a system remotely. In order to use Wake-on-LAN your systems hardware and network driver needs to actually support this technology. You will also need to know the MAC address of the systems ethernet card.
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How to migrate from initscripts to systemd on Archlinux

In this how to I will describe how to migrate from initscripts to the “new” systemd init system on Archlinux. Initscripts will still work, but it is recommended to switch completely to systemd.

1. Update and installation
2. Migration and configuration
3. Optional improvements
4. Useful commands
5. Troubleshooting
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How to mount a LUKS encrypted partition on boot

In order to automatically mount a LUKS encrypted partition on boot you have to find out its universally unique identifier (UUID) first. Open a root shell and enter
$ blkid
The program lists all mounted volumes and their UUIDs. Read the rest of this entry

How to install Ubuntu Server on a USB 3.0 stick and boot that stick

This instruction describes how to install Ubuntu Server (in my case 11.04) onto a USB 3.0 stick and make it boot from that stick.

What you will need:

  1. A working Linux system
  2. gparted – Gnome Partition Editor
  3. unetbootin – the universal netboot installer
  4. The Ubuntu Server ISO image
  5. A USB 2.0 stick with at least 800 MB free space
  6. A USB 3.0 stick to install the system onto

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