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Reinstalling my workstation

Disclaimer

THIS IS NOT A BEST PRACTICE ON HOW TO INSTALL A LINUX BOX!
This document serves as a reminder to myself, on what needs to be done when reinstalling my workstation, and I have put it here to have it conveniently at hand. Because of this, the document may not be of any help to anybody but me. The last month I’ve had 3 failing harddrives, one new and 2 used ones, so this makes me want to document the process, at least in an overall fashion…

Installing dependencies

  • I have a script listing all my script dependencies and all software I always want installed, so this part is easy:
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Installing NTP daemon

Network Time Protocol can help you keeping your computers time accurate. This is important to maintain correct timestamps in log files. Not to mention how annoying it is with a clock not showing the correct time… Installing a basic NTP server will help your computer to have its time accurately controlled by NTP. The beauty of this is that when your computers time is wrong, NTP will speed up/down your clock to catch up. This is done so that cron and other time dependent tools will not notice anything.

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