Monthly Archives: December 2013

Working with resolvconf on Ubuntu

Trying to update your nameservers the old fashioned way can be a headache on Ubuntu. There is this thing called resolvconf that likes to change your settings back when you reboot. So for future reference, here’s what I found. First … Continue reading

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kernel error task_setrlimit

kernel: You need to implement a remote task_setrlimit in your security module and call it directly from this function WARNING: at security/security.c:51 security_ops_task_setrlimit() According to this post, the warning is harmless unless you’re defining your own security modules. It’s just … Continue reading

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Enable Telnet in Windows 8

To enable Telnet in Windows 8, open a cmd prompt as administator type “optionalfeatures” and hit enter look for Telnet Client and check it. Press OK and find something else to do for the next few minutes. Presto. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Installing PHP5 on Ubuntu Server

When installing PHP 5 from source I ran into the following problems and solutions: Problem: configure: error: xml2-config not found. Please check your libxml2 installation. Solution: sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev Problem: configure: error: Cannot find libz Solution: sudo apt-get install … Continue reading

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Trouble installing CENTOS from USB

I’ve spent a couple hours trying to install Centos from USB on a system that has no CD/DVDROM. This blog and the comments are informative, but I keep getting stuck where it asks to install from Hard Drive. I see … Continue reading

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Setup did not find any hard disk drives while installing Windows XP on ESXi 5.1

While trying to install a fresh copy of Windows XP SP3 on VMWare ESXi 5.1, the Windows installation kept failing when it came to find the installation drive. It just did not find any hard disk drives, regardless of whether … Continue reading

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