VMware Server tips and tricks

Below are my experiences for tuning and troubleshooting VMware Server 1.x on my Windows 2003 x64 host. Hope these can save someone some hours. In most cases, the bottleneck is the disks. I am so poor that I cannot afford SAN/RAID, but I would recommend a hardware RAID5 or RAID6 on production systems. === Improve proformance […]

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Setup Putty for Linux

Software used: Putty 0.60 (from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty) CentOS 5.2 Here is how I setup Putty to connect to CentOS, fix the problem of full screen tools (such as system-admin-network). start Putty Terminal > Keyboard > The Function keys and keypad : select Linux Windows : set lines of scrollback to 2000 (or more) Windows > Translation : […]

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Install FreeNX on Centos 5.2

Software Used Server: CentOS 5.2 i386 Client: NoMachine NX Client for Windows 3.2.0-13 On the linux box, install X Windows and Gnome first (if not installed yet) su – yum groupinstall “X Window System” “GNOME Desktop Environment” and then issue these commands to install freenx yum install nx freenx nxsetup –install –setup-nomachine-key On the client, download […]

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Linux filesystem hierarchy

As a Linux beginner, it is always hard to understand what all these directory names means. Here is a list of the directory hierarchy of CentOS 5. / the root of everything /bin common linux commands. such as ls, cp, gzip, etc /boot boot codes of Linux – not to touch it unless you are […]

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WordPress Mandigo theme blockquote

To have the WordPress Mandigo theme display blockquotes like below, insert the following code in the header area of the theme: (Dashboard > Design > HTML Inserts > Right before </head>) <style type=”text/css”> body {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;} h1,h2,h3,h4,h5 {margin-top: 0.5cm; margin-bottom: 0.5cm} blockquote {line-height:110%; background-color:#ffffcc; font-style:normal; font-size:small; font-family: Lucida Console, Monaco5, monospace; text-align:left;margin-bottom:0.5cm;} blockquote […]

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Run Windows Live Installer behind proxy

The Windows Live Installer (WLInstaller) is used to install MSN Messenger, Live Writers, etc. By default, WLInstaller does not work behind proxy server. There are 2 solutions: Proxycfg method: (try this first) configure correct proxy settings in Internet Explorer open a command prompt, and input the following command proxycfg -u Netsh method: configure correct proxy […]

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Install Likewise in CentOS 5 (join Active Directory)

Software Used Likewise 4.1.0.292 RPM CentOS 5.2 i386 Active Directory Domain Controller: Windows 2003 R2 SP2 Install Likewise Download latest likewise-open from www.likewisesoftware.com (no need to download the GUI). Download the Linux kernel 2.4 + 32bit RPM version. (I just tried the newer 5.0.0.3685 version, but it does not work, so I use the older […]

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Install CentOS 5 in VMware

Software Used: Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x64 Standard Edtion (as host) VMware Server 1.0.6 (free) Edition Get CentOS-5.2-i386-netinstall.iso from www.centos.org mirror Create the virtual machine Choose Redhat Enterprise 4 as the OS Memory (at least 128MB absolute minimum, at least 384MB for GUI installation) Remove the USB, Sound, etc (optional) Boot into VM BIOS, remove […]

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