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OpenBSD on Partaker H2 I5 1135G7

    

The Partaker H2 is a kind of Protectli FW6D clone on steroids ; at least when it comes to the 11th Gen Intel CPU. The overall systems are quite similar according to the sheet specs. And the Partaker runs OpenBSD really nicely.

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PiKVM using a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W

    

My new OpenBSD server / toy is a fanless barebone that is supposed to be connected to an HDMI monitor and a USB keyboard. The serial console port is only available since OpenBSD boots. So I decided to assemble a KVM using a Raspberry Pi Zero and the PiKVM software to be able to gain full access to the BIOS and bootloader via the network.

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Replicate Filesystem with Rsync

    

Quick note on using rsync(1) to move data from one place to another. For some reasons, I am moving my backup storage volume from one place to another. It is quite big and it takes more than 24H to copy. And as I don’t want to stop running the backup in the meantime, I have to be able to resynchronize the whole set of data several times. So I decided to use rsync(1).

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Slackware Linux 15 with FDE on UEFI laptop

    

Slackware Linux was my first Linux distribution. I can’t recall if it was 1.x or 2.x. Anyway, I’ve always loved that distrib. Since Slackware 15.0 has recently been released and I’ve not been using Linux as a desktop since decades, let’s experiment with it. I’ll install it on my ThinkPad T460s using Full Disk Encryption.

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FreeBSD 13 on Thinkpad T460s

    

For some reasons, I decided to use FreeBSD on my laptop. Several times have I tried it in the last few years. Several times have I stopped after the first issue that I felt was sign of it not being built for me. This time, I’ll go for at least a whole month of using it. So I can really decide if I keep using it ; or switch back to OpenBSD.

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