Formula to find a woman

January 8, 2010
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Formula to find a woman

This joke was emailed to me :)
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List files by size in reverse numerical order in Linux or Unix.

January 7, 2010
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The root drive on my Solaris server was full and I needed to find out what file was the largest. The du command can list the size of the files in a directory, you can then use the sort command to display the results...
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How to migrate users and groups from Solaris 9 to 10?

January 4, 2010
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I just installed Solaris 10 on a new SPARC server, now I need to migrate the userids and groups over. The optimal way to migrate the userids while retaining their password is to simply copy three files from the Solaris 9 server over to...
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Step by step configuration of the XSCF console for the Sun SPARC M3000 server.

December 22, 2009
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I installed the new SPARC M3000 server on the rack and powered it on. The M3000 can only be configured via the serial cable connected to the serial port for XSCF. Any windows computer with hyperterminal should be able to connect to it’s console....
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Strange message when launching the vi editor.

December 21, 2009
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I got this strange error message when launching the vi text editor during the installation of Solaris 10, I don’t know what kind of terminal you are on – all I have is ‘unknown’. The reason for this is becasue the terminal emulation has...
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Solaris 10 installation fails with disk drive does not have a valid label.

December 17, 2009
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When installing Solaris 10 I received this error. This disk (c1t50060E800429C458d7) cannot be used to install Solaris software. This disk drive does not have a valid label. If you want to use this disk for the install, exit the Solaris Interactive Installation program, use...
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How to change the host ID for Solaris 10 global/non-global zones and Solaris 8/9 containters.

December 16, 2009
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In Solaris 10 you cannot change the host ID of the server without doing some major hardware replacement. I will explain a workaround hack to change the hostid for Solaris 10 later in this article. Some applications will not run if you install them...
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Managing the services in Solaris.

December 15, 2009
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The svcs command will report the status of servics in Solaris. The svcadm command is used for service management such as starting, stopping and restoring services. To display all services with their state information, use the svcs command with the -a option. root@server1 #...
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How to configure a new network interface in Solaris 10.

December 14, 2009
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When configuring a new network interface in Solaris 10, the first thing you want to do is to list all available interfaces. During installation of Soalris 10 the drivers for the NICs will be automatically loaded, provided the NIC is on the hardware compatibility...
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Step by step instructions on how to create a Solaris 10 container.

December 14, 2009
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Here is a step by step instructions on how I created a Solaris 10 container. I took advantage of the Solaris ZFS file system because of it’s inherient benifits such as quotas, compression, snapshots, shared storage of zone pool and zone cloning. The first...
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How to enable fiber channel multipathing on Solaris 10 server

December 3, 2009
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The Solaric FC and Storage Multipathing software is integrated with the Solaris 10 operating system. There is no need to separately install the software package during or after the Solaris 10 OS installation. In Solaris 10, fabric-connected devices are configured and made available to...
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Configure DNS client on Soalris 10 server to resolve telnet login delay

December 3, 2009
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I just installed and configure a new Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 server. It seems that when I telnet to the sever from a remote computer it takes a while to connect and get a login prompt. Once I am able to login in, speed...
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Forgot the root password for my Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, how do I change it?

November 4, 2009
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Forgot the root password for my Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server, how do I change it?

I built this Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 server in VMware a while ago and forgot the root password. I can log in as a user but it does not have the privileges to change the root IDs password. Well, fear not you can...
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Google street view captures burning van in Toronto, Ontario.

October 30, 2009
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Google street view captures burning van in Toronto, Ontario.

Google street view finally launched in Canada few weeks ago. I had sighted the streetview camera car on Highway 407 some months before and trailed it. Here is the link to photos of the streetview car, http://www.gamescheat.ca/2009/06/google-maps-street-view-car-in-toronto-ontario/. The Google street view camera captured everything...
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Some TV channels may not work with the Rogers digital receiver.

October 27, 2009
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I moved into my new home about 3 months ago. Well, actually it is a 23 years old house with finished basement. Overall the house was in good condition, but it was in need of many minor repairs. Being the handyman that I am,...
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