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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Sorry for the vague title, but there are various thoughts floating around at the moment. The first is a big thanks to the support at Westhost for recovering my VPS over the last weekend. I had started an automatic upgrade of wordpress in one of the sites hosted in this vps, it hung… so I [...]

Custom livecd’s, virtualbox, seamlessrdp and sata dvd burners…

Monday, September 24th, 2007

I thought this writeup was interesting on the idea of using a web interface to customize a livecd. I’ve built a couple livecd’s (that I still use) for tech support, but I’m always thinking of one more tool that I’d like to have. After looking through their wizard it seems a bit limited in the [...]

Vmware server install on Ubuntu Dapper

Friday, May 4th, 2007

I thought I had already posted this, but I looked the other day and didn’t find the article, so I’m posting it now… if it’s a duplicate, sorry… I’m still using Ubuntu’s Dapper Drake 6.06(.1) as a base install for many things… the Long term support idea fo rthe server “stuff” is somewhat reassuring and [...]

Virtualbox virtualization open source availability

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

This last week virtualbox announced that they have released a version of their virtualization software as open source. There is a pay version as well with more features. (*read on for features available in the full version.) While I appreciate them making the core virtualization open source and currently they are likely the most advanced [...]

VMware guest unable to access USB devices

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I ran into this some time back and found the solution a few months later and was reminded today to document it here…. The situation is this… Linux host for VMWare server, the guest machine has usb support and in vmware, you can go to VM, Removable devices and in spite of the fact you [...]

Vmware Server web interface tricks…

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I haven’t been overwhelmed with VMware server’s web interface. You can start a virtual machine, or see statistics, but you can’t create virtual machines. Well, from the VMWare forums I did find a couple interesting “hidden” features. First, is a file manager at https://youriphere:8333/fm-properties and second is a GSX interface (which gives the ability to [...]

Live filesystem “capture” into a virtual disk image

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

ah… the joys of *nix utilities…. I’ve just successfully tested a “capture” of a live, running system into a virtual disk image. No, I don’t mean that I booted up with an imaging utility. I took a live, booted and logged in system and imaged the primary hard drive that it was living on, into [...]

Virtual Machine of a real hard drive

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This incidents.org article the other day caught my eye. It talked of a utility calledliveview that could take a hard drive (or image of a drive) and make it into a virtual machine for use in vmware (saving all changes to a temporary file so the original structure of the disk/drive image is not touched.) [...]

Vmware coming to Mac soon…

Monday, August 7th, 2006

It looks as though VMWare is looking to test some of their software for the Mac. Unlike Parallels desktop, Vmware’s offering will be geared more towards a corporate environment.    Send article as PDF   

VMWare server 1.0 final release

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I’ve been keeping an install of Vmware virtual Server through their beta and Release Candidate phase and have seen several places that they’ve released the 1.0 version today. This release is free (as in no charge.) Although support is available….    Send article as PDF   

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