@DustinB3403 You never touch grub yourself. You let the system take care of it for you when it adds or removes kernels.
As to removing old kernels, it depends on the distribution you use. A good distro just takes care of this for you. The annoying ones make you do it manually.
RedHat/CentOS/Fedora = automatically cleans up older kernels. You don't do anything and it will keep a sane number by default. I think it's 4 and a recovery option.
Debian/Ubuntu = keeps all kernels till you manually remove them. I forget offhand what the command is besides it's an option for apt.
This is one reason I'm happily moving things from the old rental box to my new server for my home lab. The old rental box has Ubuntu with a tiny little 256MB /boot partition. It can keep ~3 kernels, and that's it, ugh!
You can install without /boot. IIRC there is a other config change with unattended-upgrades to auto remove kernels.
You normally can, yes. Since my current home lab box is a rental, I could only choose from the options they gave me at the time. Today, they'd let you use your own iso, but still wouldn't recommend them for anything other than a test lab.
But fundamentally, it appears that students don't understand what college is for
So, then, what is your opinion of what college is for... or should be for?
It's always been, and colleges have long pushed this, that it was for exposure, broadening how you think... it was for those with enough money that they didn't have to work right away but could afford time off to explore things that interested them or make them more interesting. It was never for getting a job, or getting ahead in a job. That people think that it is for that is an extremely recent thing (like definitely since I was in college.) Even in the last fifteen years major colleges have made statements that they are not there for those purposes.
The idea that college is for getting a job is weird, people have started confusing trade schools (those that teach "a job") with universities (those that teach liberally) and in the last two decades, very quickly, people think that traditional colleges are actually trade schools and try to treat them that way. But while expectations have changed, the colleges have not (and should not.) But this leads to the huge amount of lower income, lifetimes of debt, dissatisfaction with college results, etc. that we see today.
Colleges have no system for preparing people for real world jobs. The entire tenure system guarantees that that is impossible - colleges simply can't have a staff capable of doing that kind of education. The design of the university system is for other purposes, and universities have generally been crystal clear about that, it's not hidden or secret or new... this is hundreds of years of this.
That's why the number of people going to university in the past was so small, it was really only for the elite because normal people needed to work and pay the bills.
When I was deciding when if I was going to do Server 2012 or 2016 certifications, I went with 2012, and I'm glad I did because it was still a year from that point that the Server 2016 exams came out, and I was already certified.
Maybe I should have worded it "study for the farthest future that there is a test for" 🙂
This now works without issue, and /opt/scripts no longer exists.
Ok ya that’s where the problem was. /opt/scripts is different than /root/opt/scripts. If you would have had that in your .bashrc or .bash_profile (or whichever shellconfigure you’re using) it would have worked. But you still have to let the user know of the PATH change.
I'm the user in this case, but I never really create / save my own scripts. I just got tired of running a set of commands, every other day.
Thus the need to figure out how I could run the script, without having to jump into the exact directory from which the script was saved.
I mean you have to let the user you are logged in as Know if the change. Either by logging out and back in or by temporarily sourcing the config.
I've logged out, what do you mean "sourcing the config" ?
If you change your PATH while you’re logged on the user account doesn’t know of that change. You have to either log out and log in again or temporarily do something like
As for Sharepoint - You don't get that much storage in Sharepoint in O365, so you'll likely be paying for more storage there. Sharepoint also has a number of files per site limit, just something else to watch out for.
For future reference to anyone wondering, I spoke to three different O365 reps today and they said the limit has been bumped to 1 million items so we'll be good for a while!
@worden2 So this is one of those get certified while getting a degree schools like WGU?
Yes and no. I don't think my college is going to start employing "course facilitators" instead of professors, and simply point students to the material and expect them to grind through it. On the other hand, as a 2 year college we're not diving too deep into theory and abstracted concepts because of the time scale we're at. Does that clarify it? I do know one of our graduates is doing the WGU thing right now as part of a BS and is getting their MCSA as part of it. Personally, I think we use the certs as external validation that we're staying relevant, but when I see the A+ and other certs not keeping up (the latest A+ cert finally eliminated floppy drive questions!) I worry we're slipping behind as well.
Certs are not in any way a validation that you are relevant and certainly not ones that are not even in the right field. Certs have a place, a good one, but they are VENDOR TOOLS, not industry ones. It's not appropriate to be using them in an academic setting in any way unless, as you had originally stated, using them as a guide to the "level" of knowledge, but never as a guide to the actual knowledge.
How do you teach IT or Systems Administration without teaching students about any technologies they would be using on the job? You can't administer a System (which is from a vendor) if you don't know anything about it.
So if a course wants to teach Linux or Windows Server administration... Well surely covering many of the things the "vendor tool" covers is a great start... Competencies, measured skills, etc.
Well the first thing is that a course in college should not be teaching Linux or Windows administration, that's a trade school's job. They should be teaching concepts of administration. Now, that said, they need operating systems to use for that. But teaching concepts instead of specifics is the core concept of academic work and is very different than teaching to a vendor cert.
Remember collegiate academic work isn't for the purpose of teaching on the job skills, but to teach someone the fundamentals and concepts so that those specific skills will make sense. You aren't teaching them which button to push, but why a button like it needs to be pushed.
Example... you don't learn details of NTFS and ReFS, but you do learn file system concepts so that when someone tells you the details of NTFS and ReFS you can immediately understand them and understand other IT concepts when the market changes.
This is a problem I see with most college grads. Instead of learning IT concepts, they just memorize the motions to go through to accomplish a task. They are only trained to follow a script, they don't understand why they do things or what they do means.