Monthly Archives: May 2009

Recovering from a bad initrd image

When Linux is booted by the boot loader, it will first load the kernel image (usually /boot/vmlinuz) into memory, followed by the initial boot ramdisk (usually /boot/initrd). If for some reason the initrd image has been corrupted, booting may fail. … Continue reading

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Changing GDM theme in OpenSUSE 11.1

OpenSUSE 11.1 ships with GDM 2.24.x which is a not yet feature-complete rewrite of the original GDM codebase. One consequence of this is that it is no longer possible to customize the login screen using gdmsetup. It is, however, still … Continue reading

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