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Mount Windows partition in dual-boot setup

I have a 500 gig hard drive which I dual boot with Scientific Linux and Windows. I wanted to access the Windows partition from SL and this is what worked. I ran the following command and while it worked, there was a message that something-or-other either did not exist or was already installed – I …


Mounting a secondary LVM drive, etc.

This is something I’d written awhile ago when using Centos. It should apply to Scientific Linux, as well. Here’s a little update, too. If your using a Linux live CD (eg. Slax) to recover files from a hard drive with a LVM partition these commands are handy as well. You can run the following to …


Simple script to email log file (or whatever)

This is a simple method of emailing a log file, or any sort of text file, automatically (just add a line like this to cron) – and, obviously, you might not want to use this for any sort of very large file: 30 1 * * * cat /var/log/vsftpd.log | mail -s “VSFTPD_LOG” my_email@mydomain.net


Using mutt and cron to email w/attachment

Well…this was kind of a pain to get working, for an idiot like me. I wanted to get a tarred version of a particular log file via email – as an attachment – and I had no idea where to start. In other words, I wanted to have an email sent to me, with an …


Adding media functionality to Scientific Linux 6.0

Okay – these are dumb ‘ol Guy’s random notes and maybe there’s a better way to all of this stuff. But this worked just fine, for me. First of all, go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software and add the YUM repositories. Then just do the following: yum install vlc There’s a major issue …


Filezilla on Scientific Linux 6.0

Not a lot to say here beyond this: yum install filezilla It works. Finally – an SSL-capable, graphical FTP client for Scientific Linux/Centos/whatever….. Wahoo. I guess it can done from a command line but, as I recall, it was quite involved and I gave up on trying to make it work.


Transmission on Scientific Linux 6.0

So I couldn’t get KTorrent to connect to Demonoid and became quite testy. And, just for the record, it’s apparently a Demonoid thing because torrents tracked elsewhere worked fine – I know that some of these tracker sites block certain bit torrent client programs (for reasons I do not understand). Anyway, in desperation I compiled …


Mounting a secondary LVM drive, etc.

This is something I’d written awhile ago when using Centos. It should apply to Scientific Linux, as well. Here’s a little update, too. If your using a Linux live CD (eg. Slax) to recover files from a hard drive with a LVM partition these commands are handy as well. You can run the following to …


Server 2003 – getting started, IIS, permissions, etc.

This is a jumble, at the moment – just some random observations from a rank beginner…..I’ll clean it up later. This presumes you’ve just installed Windows Server 2003 on your computer… Set a static IP manually – if you don’t, when you add the Active Directory role your box will be assigned a static IP …


Norah Jones with Bonnie Raitt

“The Tennessee Waltz”, Norah Jones and onnie Raitt (wholly shit – this is da bomb!)