Sep 24









Well, let me guess…..you are trying to install some version of windows on an esx server and it can’t find the hard drive. Well, you are in luck…the only thing you need to do is download the following file:

vmscsi-1.2.0.4.flp

After downloading this file you need to upload it to your esx datastore. Then you need to set the floppy drive to point to the vmscsi-1.2.0.4.flp on the esx server datastore. Then when you start the Windows XP installation by powering on the VM, When prompted to add ‘Additional SCSI Drivers‘, press F6 (Function key button). Connect your VMware ESX floppy disk ISO (flp) image of the Buslogic SCSI controller driver , then press the ‘S‘ key to specify an additional device. The Windows XP installation process should now read this ISO file and will detect the controller drivers. Press the ‘Enter‘ key to continue. The Windows XP Professional installation this time finds (detected) the hard drive without any issue.

Sep 18










defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES

This allows you to drag widgets out of the Dashboard onto the desktop. it Requires the dock to be relaunched to take effect, so type “killall Dock” and press enter in a terminal. Now, if you click and hold onto a widget in the dashboard and press F12 to return to the desktop, the widget won’t disappear with the rest. Put NO at the end to reverse this.

Sep 16









There is a new feature in Windows 7 that reminds me of linux and mac shortcuts.  This new feature is not very publicized but is a very cool feature of the new Windows 7 OS.  If you open up a command prompt or a web browser and you want to quickly open up another command prompt window all you need to do is to hold down the shift key and left click on the taskbar icon for the application that you want to open up more windows for.  This to me is a major step up for Windows 7.  Seems that Microsoft is finally catching up to Mac and Linux who have had this type of functionality for a while now.  To perform this function in Mac OS X all you need to do is type “Command” + N.  To perform this action in Linux, you need to open up a command prompt and press Ctrl + Shift + N.

Sep 09









So you upgraded to Windows 7 and your VMWare VSphere client isn’t working anymore….No problem…This is an easy fix.  Just download the following file:  System.dll .  Then just create the following folder:  c:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\lib .Now copy the System.dll file into the lib directory.  Now you need to open up the following file in notepad:  c:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe.config and add the following lines to it after the </appSettings>:

<runtime>
<developmentMode developerInstallation=”true”/>
</runtime>

From the Windows 7 ‘System Properties’ click the ‘Advanced’ tab and then the ‘Environment Variables’ button as we want to add a new ‘System’ variable.

DEVPATH

c:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib

That’s it.  You can now run VMware VSphere client in Windows 7.

Sep 09








Ever wonder how to keep your folders or directories arranged automatically in Mac OS X like you can in Windows.  Look no further, because you can.  The only thing you need to do is to right click (Two Finger Click) while holding down the “Option” key.  This will change the “Arrange by” menu option to the “Keep Arranged By” menu option.  By doing this you can keep your directories arranged by name, date modified, date created, size, kind, label.  I personally like to keep mine arranged by Kind.

Sep 04









So, you want to make your Ubuntu installation look like a mac.  I’ve got just what you need.  Download Mac4Lin Themes to your home directory and run the following command from a terminal:

gunzip < Mac4Lin_v1.0.tar.gz | tar xvf -

This will unzip and untar the file now run the following commands to install the mac os x theme:

cd Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0/

sh Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.sh

This will cd to the Mac4Lin Install directory and the second command will install the mac os x theme.  Congratulations, you’ve just got your linux box looking just like a mac.

Sep 03









So, you like the dock that Mac OS X has and you want one for your ubuntu installation.  You’ve come to the right place…..This one is simple.  All you need to do is open up a command line terminal in ubuntu.   To open up a command line terminal, just go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.  At the command prompt type the following command:

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

After you install the dock in order to get it running all you need to do is just go to Applications -> Accessories -> Avant Window Navigator.  That’s it..Now you have a Mac OS X like dock in Ubuntu.  I hope you enjoy.

Sep 02









So, you want to write a unix script that accepts incoming data as argments into a unix/linux shell script.  You’ve come to the right place.  just follow the step by step instructions below on how to put incoming arguments into your scripts:

Step 1:

Write a unix shell script to pass an argument that will look for a process, with the name of the process being your argument.

###BEGIN SCRIPT###

###SCRIPT NAME:  chkps.sh ###

#!/bin/bash

argument1=$1  ###This is your incoming argument.

ps -ef | grep $argument1  ###This is your command using the argument.

###END SCRIPT###

Step 2:

Using the script that you just wrote.  From a command line you would need to do the following:

chkps.sh something

This script will now search for the process something.

preload preload preload