Boot Live Disks from a Multiboot USB as an ISO

Normally when you want to boot from a USB stick you have to format it and ‘burn’ an image onto it. It is possible to make multiboot usb sticks that allow you to boot ISO image file directly. Not all live system images, like the Ubuntu desktop images, play nice with the method outlined in that post. Here is an alternative method that will allow you to boot images like Ubuntu desktop as an ISO from a multiboot stick. »

Pass Credentials to the awslogs Docker Logging Driver on Ubuntu

Last year docker added support for multiple logging drivers. This makes it very easy to integrate your docker containers with a centralized log management system in a transparent way. If you want to use the AWS Cloudwatch driver you will need to supply the docker daemon with access keys, which proved to be trickier than expected. Here’s how I managed to get it running. »

BubbleUPnP Server with Systemd on Ubuntu Vivid

Starting with Ubuntu 15.04, Canonical replaced their own init system Upstart with the new Linux standard Systemd. Even though this is a big change on a technical level, it was entirely transparent for all packages in the official repositories. BubbleUPnP Server, a closed source third party application, was the only application I had any issues with. I’ll show you how you can make it work with systemd. »

Wlan and the Networking service on Ubuntu

Because I have a mix of GUI and CLI systems, I configure all my machines through the command line. For networking this means I edit the /etc/network/interfaces file. Most of the time, this works just fine, except that after upgrading to the newest Ubuntu release on my laptop, all of a sudden my wireless network wouldn’t come up at boot. In a previous version of this post, I wrongly suggested that removing network-manager would solve the issue. »