Monthly Archives: July 2006

Mandarin Garden in Berkeley, CA *****

This restaurant has the absolutely the most delicious Peking duck! I say, visit the place for the duck itself. It’s definitely worth driving a few miles for. They come with tortilla like wrapping paper instead of your typical bread – … Continue reading

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lost vmfs volume – says 100% available – SAN LUN, storage pr

1) fdisk -l this would show which device doesn’t have a partition. 2) dd if=/dev/sd(x) of=/tmp/dump_sdx.txt count=100 bs=1024 file /tmp/dump_sdx.txt shows x86 boot sector. strings /tmp/dump_sdx.txt shows some vmdk files 3) fdisk -lu /dev/sd(x) shows that there are no partitions … Continue reading

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NTP notes … s/ntp.html NTP (Pete’s notes) To get ntpd working, get a version that’s at or later than ntp-stable-4.2.0a-20040617. Gunzip it, untar it, run ./configure, make and make install. I couldn’t RPM-delete the ntp that’s installed, so I hand-deleted all … Continue reading

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How to build redhat kernel for VMware for time issue

Anyways, here’s how you do it: 1) download kernel source. I got mine from: … EL.src.rpm 2) install source: rpm -i kernel-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL.src.rpm (You may need to run “mkdir -p /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES”. If that’s the case, then I’d run “mkdir -p … Continue reading

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Buslogic driver for RHEL4 update4 (2.6.9-39 kernel)

For the update4 (20060605) distro, the kernel version is 2.6.9-39, so the buslogic driver on VMware’s site doesn’t work anymore. You can use the one attached, but it’s not supported by VMware. Install Linux by following the instructions on their … Continue reading

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ESX 3.0 cdrom problem – won’t mount / won’t work for Guest

[[email protected] root]# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom/ mount: /dev/cdrom: can’t read superblock from /var.log/messages Apr 27 09:40:06 wesx3 modprobe: modprobe: Can’t locate module ide-cd Fix with the following: 1) remove the line from /etc/vmware/esx.conf by running: nano /boot/kernelAppend = “hda=ide-scsi” 2) remove … Continue reading

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Awesome site for consensus sports picks! – my first couple days of this was 9 for 9! the number has dropped off a bit, but still ahead … keep it rollin’!

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Web access doesn’t work on new install or upgrade of ESX 3

You can run these commands: esxcfg-vswitch -A serviceconsole vSwitch0 esxcfg-vswif -a -i -n -p serviceconsole vswif0 That should be it. The new interface is vswif0 rather than eth0. This problem is common among upgrades that have 2 nics … Continue reading

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