Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to use yum-complete-transaction

Tux-says-YUMEvery once in a while it can happen happen that use use “yum update” to update your Linux system.

Usually this works without a hitch, but you may have come across a message such as this:

Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
There are unfinished transactions remaining. You might consider running yum-complete-transaction first to finish them.
The program yum-complete-transaction is found in the yum-utils package.

But what does this mean, and how do we alleviate this?

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How to mount additional disk space in 1and1’s Cloud Server

Tux Linux IconAfter having a chat about what would be the best managed hosting would be with my friend at Bennet Office Technologies, I’ve just ordered a new Dynamic Cloud Server with 1&1 with a total of 800GB disk space. They rock, but they come with a minor inconvenience: due to the way these server instances are allocated, 1&1 do not automatically extend the partition for you – so you can’t actually start using the full amount you’ve ordered.

Here’s how to make use of the full disk space on a current file system:

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