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Lenovo Recycling Programs

Lenovo Recycling Programs
What to do with older, outdated Lenovo equipment?

You want to be environmentally responsible and not just throw old rechargeable batteries in the trash bin.  Lenovo has the answers for you.  Below are two great programs allowing you to recycle Lenovo machines in an easy responsible way.
According to Lenovo:
 Lenovo offers environmentally sound managed asset recovery services (ARS) and product take back and recycling programs to business and consumer customers, respectively, in many countries around the world. These offerings are designed to satisfy specific customer and geographic needs while maximizing the reuse, recycling, and/or environmental disposal of replaced and end of life products, parts, and waste.

Battery Recyclingand Disposal:  Lenovo participates in the Call2Recycle program.  Rechargeable batteries from Lenovo products such as lithium ion batteries in …

RHEL6.1 Kickstart Configuration How To

I recently was tasked with creating a Redhat kickstart server so we could install lab machines automatically across the network instead of installing each one manually with a DVD.  The following are the steps I took to create an install server and the kickstart configuration file.  I'm using RHEL6.1 x86_64 and Intel based servers.Software Requirements This applies to RHEL6.1: TFTP-Server DHCP Server Xinetd NFS Syslinux System-config-kickstart (GUI tool to configure kickstart)
Install these packages and ensure each service (dhcp, tftp, nfs, xinetd) is running.
The ports used by these services must be enabled through the firewall, or the firewall must be disabled.
>chkconfig iptables off >service iptables stop Installation
Red Hat Kickstart Server Setup
1) Copy RHEL6.1 install media to a directory on your server- >Mount /mnt/cdrom >cp –var /mnt/cdrom/RedHat       /rhel6.1 >cp /mnt/cdrom/RELEASE-NOTES*.html    /rhel6.1
2) Create NFS share that points to your insta…