Virtualization with KVM – Extended Customization

In my previous article I wrote how to prepare your machine for KVM core virtualization infrastructure. Certain checks were performed and if passed, a KVM hypervisor was installed. In this article we will dig in a bit further and customize a few more setting like external listener, KVM networks and storage settings.


For this virtualization guide, of course, a KVM hypervisor needs to be installed. As you noticed, there is a link to an article in opening paragraph which describes how to do it. Also this is the only prerequisite required for you to continue with this guide. If you have a KVM in place and running lets start with customization. Continue reading “Virtualization with KVM – Extended Customization”

Elementary OS 0.4 Loki desktop customization

Out of the box installation of Elementary OS will satisfy most of any user needs, period. It is a rock solid desktop operating system with most stable and user friendly interface amongst all I’ve seen in Linux world. And as with any Linux distribution, Elementary OS can also be additionally customized and tweaked which will make it even better. So let’s do it!


You can get a VMDK virtual machine image of initial Elementary OS Loki installation in Downloads section of this site.

To complete this tutorial, an initial installation of Elementary OS Loki is required, and you can find a “how to” tutorial here. Also, but not mandatory, a basic knowledge of Linux command line and commands is required to complete this guide. The guide itself contains enough detailed information for you to successfully customize your Elementary OS Loki operating system. Upon completion you will have a great replacement for Windows or macOS that will suite you day-to-day needs. Continue reading “Elementary OS 0.4 Loki desktop customization”

Automate initial customization – Ubuntu 16.04

This guide is a continuation on Ubuntu 16.04 initial customization tutorial where I explained what I consider are tasks to be made after you installed a minimal Ubuntu on your computer or a virtual machine. I strongly advise to check out that guide as this one is just a brief overview of the actions performed assembled into a bash script which will automate all the work described in mentioned guide.


I strongly advise you check out my guide about preseeding before you continue with this automate guide.

A bare metal installation of Ubuntu 16.04 is required to automate it’s initial customization. You can set it up by following Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install guide on this website. A virtual machine image in VMDK format is also available for download here. If you decide to download and use an image, please read the guidelines on download page to set it up right. Continue reading “Automate initial customization – Ubuntu 16.04”

Ubuntu 16.04 initial customization

This guide will demonstrate how to customize a minimal Ubuntu installation which I showed you how to create in my previous tutorial Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install. Minimal installation of Ubuntu alone is pretty much useless as it contains no installed software, other than basic packages required for Ubuntu to run. This guide will show you a few basic system tweaks and we will also install some software. In the end, as a whole, you will have a good foundation for you future projects.


You can get a VMDK virtual machine image of Ubuntu minimal installation in Downloads section of this site.

You will need a minimal installation of Ubuntu, which I explained how to create in my previous tutorial Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install. A basic knowledge of Linux command line and commands is also desirable, although not required. This guide contains enough details for you to only copy, paste n’ execute everything and it will work (tho this is not a proper approach).  Let’s start! Continue reading “Ubuntu 16.04 initial customization”