#workstation Articles

  • 2012-03-10
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openstack testing day

Only one day late! I actually started installing this on the 8th but I forgot to install it to hdd so the 'yum update' failed and broke the machine with I/O errors :) Installing it in a VMWare Workstation (fedora 64-bit type, 2, cores, 4G RAM, 20G disk). http://fedoraproject …

  • 2012-03-01
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OpenIndiana + PostgreSQL + dCache

This is a test for installing openindiana and set up a working dCache test-vm dCache is a storage element of the Grid (scientific computing). OI == OpenIndiana. Kind of like opensolaris with an Illumos kernel, not the sun/oracle kernel. With https://www.guldmyr.com/esxi-vmware-workstation/ as a base for how …

  • 2012-02-29
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMWare Workstation

Checking out the new Windows 8 Consumer preview! Installing in a VM on a host with Windows 7 and Intel Core i7. Downloading the x64 English version from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso "To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768 …

  • 2012-02-27
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Dragonfly - Testing another OS

http://www.dragonflybsd.org/ Install It's based on ... BSD! (FreeBSD 4.8 is apparently what dragonfly span off from) What's weird is that while VMWare Workstation scans the iso (to find which OS it is) it stops responding (other VMs are unaffected). It finds FreeBSD 64-bit. It has a 'hammer' …

  • 2012-02-25
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Tails - A LiveCD/USB Linux Distribution

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=incognito It looks like it's been renamed to 'tails'. It is based on Debian, is a LiveCD and it's purpose is to preserve anonymity and privacy. When you install it in a VM it gives a pop-up to this link saying that running it …

  • 2012-02-18
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ESXi + VMWare Workstation + OpenIndiana

Before Register and download ESXi here https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/ Free license can be found there as well. Get ESXi and the vSphere Client. Get an OS to install in a VM (I chose openindiana). Install ESXi in VMWare Workstation 8 40G disk, 4GB RAM, 2 cores, enable Virtualization …

  • 2011-11-22
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Install Open Solaris in VMWare Workstation

Trying out osol-dev-134-x86.iso in vmware workstation. You can download it from here: (genunix.org doesn't work anymore - here is another place: http://okcosug.org/. Update 201308 this also broke. You can now use http://virtualboxes.org/images/opensolaris/) Host OS: Core i7 with Windows x64. 1 core and 1300MB …

  • 2011-10-26
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Scientific Linux 6 - Basic Setup

Not allowing root to log in By default sshd is running on SL6 and you can ssh in with 'root'. Probably a good idea to change this in /etc/ssh/sshd_config permitrootlogin no But first, create a user that can log in. useradd mart passwd mart Then you can change …

Install Scientific Linux 6 in VMWare Workstation

Time for some more Linux testing. The reason for this is because I think I will go ahead and try to study for the RHCSA - Red Hat Certified System Administrator. Work might send me to a course in December, probably wise to play around with it before this. So here …

  • 2011-09-26
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Windows 8 Developer Preview + VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 8 is required (doesn't work in 7). The x64 version (without developer tools) installs just fine on my Win7 x64 Core i7 machine with virtualization enabled in BIOS. Just disable the easy install bullcrap (you may have to remove the floppy drive). Boots fine and logs on, can …