Category Archives: debian

Problem connecting to KVM with Virt-Manager

Recently I have had some issues with connecting from my laptop running Linux OS (Fedora 30, Xubuntu 19.04) from virt-manager to server running KVM. Virt-Manager keeps asking me for root password, which was very annoying.

The solution was simple – first I had to create ssh keys which then I needed to send to my CentOS(7) server running KVM

After that I was able to use Virt-Manager without any asking for password.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny

On February 14 the new Debian version – codename “Lenny” show up. I decided to upgrade my Debian server based on Etch.

First I made backup ofย /etc/apt/sources.list and next i manually changed lines:

before change:

deb etch main
deb-src etch main
deb etch/updates main contrib
deb-src etch/updates main contrib

after change:

deb lenny main
deb-src lenny main
deb lenny/updates main contrib
deb-src lenny/updates main contrib

The last thing was to update apt settings

# apt-get dist-upgrade

and the upgrade process begins ๐Ÿ™‚

How-to: Mounting Novell shares under Debian

Earlier i have describe how to get into Novell shares. Now I want to show how to get this under system boot.

As we know the /etc/fstab file contains information about our partition and mount points,

[file system] [mount point] [type] [options] [dump] [pass]

Now, we have to add information into /etc/fstab about Novell shares like this:

server/user mount_point ncpfs options 0 0

NOVELL/JOE /media/novell ncpfs rw,user,passwdfile=/etc/ncppass 0 0

In /etc directory we have to create a file wich will contain information about our Novell login and password. The information should look like




The last thing to do is to restart your server and enjoy Novell shares in Debian ๐Ÿ™‚

How-to: Debian and Novell

I decided that I will describe things that I do in my work.

Lately I have got to get into Novell shares to make backups of all user document etc. I decided to use Debian.

In general I have to get installed two packages from Debian repisitory:

# apt-get install ipx ncpfs

After that I have to add to the network interface capablity to connect via IPX

# ipx_interface add -p eth0 EtherII

using command

# ifconfig eth0

we can check if option IPX/Ethernet show up. Next, by using slist, we can list available Novell servers in our network.

Next thing to do is create a directory where we can mount our Novell server shares. We can do it either in /mnt or /media.

# mkdir /media/novell

Last thing to do is mount Novell share like this:

# ncpmount -S server_name -U user_name -P password path_to_dir

After that we can finally use Novell shares under Debian ๐Ÿ™‚