In one sentence "Use LSI Logic as the SCSI controller in the virtual machine settings" When installing RedHat Linux 5 as a guest OS in VMware server, I kept getting a "no drives found" error in anaconda. Someone suggested I use the LSI logic driver, I mistakenly thought that meant a driver disk (dd.img), but that was not the case. The driver for the hard drive is specified when you are defining the virtual machine. Select Custom on the first page of the New Virtual Machine Wizard. Then Linux as the Guest Operating System.

When creating your own custom yum repository, it is a good idea to create your own gpg signature and sign all the rpms in that repository. That way, should someone manage to place an rpm in there, none of your systems will install that rpm.

We are working on a short piece of code, called count.c. I first copy count.c to a backup, count.c.orig and begin correcting count.c

patched code

#define LENGTH 100
#define HEIGHT 50

int main (int argc, char* argv[]) {
int i;
int j;
int k;
for (i=0; i
original code

#define LENGTH 100
#define HEIGHT 50

This appears to be working fine now. I have installed srss_4.0 on our RHEL5 server. I had to install a few extra packages to get things to install:
  • dhcp
  • openldap-server
  • openmotif22
  • tftp-server

When using Internet explorer from our RHEL5 system, the font for the menu's is very small. To increase the size we put the following in our win.ini (for each affected bottle). [Desktop] MenuFontSize=14 (or MenuFontSize=18) Using 14 makes the menus far more readable, but 18 makes them a good deal more readable. One problem we still have is that the address bar in IE is still quite small. This is mentioned here

Our mailserver is a RHEL5 machine with the stock sendmail install. The stock install uses smrsh, theexamples for rt-mailgate will not work with smrsh because smrsh strips quotes ('). The fix is to use double quotes (") rt: '|rt-mailgate --queue default action correspond --url' becomes: rt: "|rt-mailgate --queue default action correspond --url"

I'm sending this using MaemoWordPy, seems very nice. The settings could have been clearer, but it's python, read the source. URL needs to be the location of your xmlrpc.php script in your wordpress directory.

The web browser kept crashing after installing microb, so I removed the .browser file, every time I restarted the browser the file would be recreated with engine=microb under the [Settings] section of the file. The only fix was to kill all the browser apps (kill [pid] in xterm) and then edit the file myself. To use the Opera based engine, you change it to engine=opera. You can also change hidden=false, this is supposed to display a menu option below the close button that allows you to select the engine, I have yet to see this option though...

A couple of friends and I decided to try out rifftrax. We decided on the Matrix as our first film. is a great idea, finally the MST3k style can be applied to movies too popular or expensive to otherwise make fun of. We eventually enjoyed the riff, but syncing wasn't as simple as we had hoped. We initally just opened up two vlc windows and manually synced that way. One great line was in the dojo, Morpheus: "You think that's air you're breathing?" Riff: "Little baby thinks he's breathing air little baby air breather" I enclose my crow file, I hope it works for someone.

Creating a yum repository is fairly easy, the only command you need is createrepo and some rpms. This is a quick guide to making a repo, I have a more complete example in my howto make an install server.

Make a directory to contain your rpms, it's nice to name the directory the same as the repo name. Even better, segregate the rpms by architecture, i386, i686, noarch, SRPMS, etc. Copy the rpms into the appropriate directories and run create repo on that directory. Ensure you sign your rpms with your gpg key.