Working with Raw LVM Disk Images

Mounting disk images on Linux is fairly straight forward, however an image with a Logical Volume Manager (LVM) partition requires a little more attention. The first thing I do is find out some information about the image(s):

-l lists the partition table and -o outputs the columns specified. This particular image has two partitions … Read more Working with Raw LVM Disk Images

Slackware LVM over LUKS

This is mostly a post to document my process of setting up Full Disk Encryption (FDE) using the Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) and the Logical Volume Manager (LVM). Most major distributions already enable this process at installation, however Slackware does not and it must be done by hand. I am going to use an … Read more Slackware LVM over LUKS

Using NetworkManager with DNSMasq and Slackware

dnsmasq on Slackware 14.2 is compiled without D-Bus.

The logs show NetworkManager trying to start dnsmasq, but failing:

After downloading the source files and SlackBuild resources from a Slackware Mirror, validate the GPG¬† signature using the provided .asc file. Below are the contents of a directory after I assembled all the required pieces. … Read more Using NetworkManager with DNSMasq and Slackware

AutoFS with DHCP Classless Static Route Option

My FreeNAS server is a virtual machine (VM) on my Dell r710 server. I mount my NFS and CIFS Shares using AutoFS and configure my static routes to the NAS using the DHCP Server on my pfSense Appliance.¬†AutoFS is software that uses the automounter of the Linux kernel to dynamically mount file systems on demand. … Read more AutoFS with DHCP Classless Static Route Option