turnkey linux

turnkey linux is a nice and small virtual appliance that comes as jeos (just enough operating system).

it offers several ways to access it after it’s running:

  • shell in browser (http, port 12320)
  • webmin interface (http, port 12321)
  • ssh

unfortunately the vmware tools didn’t work. so i reinstalled them:

mount vmware tools in vmware player

mount cdrom
sudo mkdir /media/cdrom
sudo mount /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom

unpack and install vmware tools

cd /tmp
tar xvzf /media/cdrom/VM*.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

install vmware tools

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

configure vmware tools


show virtual disk mount points
vmware-toolbox-cmd disk list

zero out empty spaces
(creates a huge file that takes all the free space on your harddisk and writes zero’s in it. thus it should be better compressable.
cat /dev/zero > zero.dat ; sync ; sleep 1 ; sync ; rm -f zero.dat

shrink disk /
vmware-toolbox-cmd disk shrink /

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