Disk Performance

Using hdparm to measure a hard disks performance. To measure the current performance of your disk run: hdparm -tT /dev/sda You will get something like: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads:   896 MB in  2.01 seconds = 446.06 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads:  168 MB in  3.01 seconds =  55.77 MB/sec

Setting up VMware Server on Linux

Instructions on how to setup VMware server on linux and access it from a windows machine. Pre-Setup Download VMware server rpm for Linux from http://www.vmware.com and register for a free serial number.  The current version is 1.0.3. Setup access to the server. See Installing Cygwin for Windows XP for instructions on how to setup access to the linux server. […]

Installing Java on Fedora Core 3 using JDK 1.4.2

Excellent Howto for setting up Tomcat5 from jpackage.org on RedHat Fedora Core3. http://www.mksearch.mkdoc.org/howto/jpackage-sun-fc3/ But required JDK 1.4.2 to be used in place of 1.5 Downloaded http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/jpackage/1.6/generic/non-free/SRPMS/java-1.4.2-sun-  rpm -Uvh java-1.4.2-sun- Download the self extracting version j2dsk-1_4_2_07-linux-i586.bin from http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/1.4.2_07/index.html Moved it into /usr/src/redhat/SOURCE cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS rpmbuild -ba java-1.4.2-sun.spec Just need to install java and java-devel cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i586 rpm -Uvh […]