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Migration from Solaris 10 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Posted 11-23-2011 at 10:15 PM by bits45

We've been using Solaris 10 on Sparc and x86 for years. With the recent Oracle takeover and the lack of OSS movement (updates) from Sun (too little, too late), we've been moving all of our Apache and MySQL servers to RHEL 5.7. In most cases we've stayed on the same exact Egenera Nehalem pBlades and used the same SAN storage. So all the hardware is exactly the same. The speed increase comparison between Solaris 10 and RHEL has been nothing short of amazing. Seems like everything goes faster...
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openSUSE 12.1 GNOME Clean-Up

Posted 11-22-2011 at 06:22 PM by wagscat123
Updated 11-22-2011 at 06:27 PM by wagscat123

Even though there technically is no connection between the releases in the 11.x series, I'm still very happy to see 12.x out now. (11.0-11.4 all had been under Novell, used KDE4 by default and used GNOME 2)

Something I've learned about openSUSE 12.1:

1. To imitate GNOME 3 as much as possible
Unlike previous changes to the GNOME default look, it is impossible to bring GNOME 100% back to the way to was before. However, you can make it look much more similar.
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Slowly getting it...

Posted 11-22-2011 at 04:12 AM by m3rl1n

Since my last blog entry - in which I mentioned that I would start learning about Distributed Technologies, I have been going through many AHA! moments that Sigmund Freud so nicely described. In my quest for getting savvy on Distributed Object Programming I found that CORBA is the only way to go. It is well known as a complex mess of incomprehensible matter in many communities. I shared that vision since last week, now I think it is quite doable.

The secret to learning CORBA is to...
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preserving the master boot record

Posted 11-21-2011 at 07:54 PM by neonsignal

The master boot record (MBR) from an unmounted drive can be preserved using dd. For example, boot from a live CD and copy the master boot record of the hard drive sda to a usb key mounted at /mnt/sdb1:
dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/sdb1/mbr.img bs=512 count=1
The MBR can be restored in a similar way. Be very cautious at this step, because the MBR typically holds the partition table and the initial boot loader stage, so a mistake can be difficult to recover from....
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how to create pppoe dial up connection in redhat linux 6

Posted 11-21-2011 at 08:41 AM by pratham

Dear all,

I am created the dial up connection in gui mod but when i m trying to connecting not connect. I hav my cable net i have just username password and isp name tell me how i can do the dial in redhat linux 6 pls.
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