Wednesday, February 23, 2005


It's spring! It feels like it today. Almost balmy. Yay!

John's in town this weekend, so looking forward to seeing him.

Having dinner with Yoko tonight. It's been a couple months since I last saw her.

Sunday, February 06, 2005


Installing solaris 9 for the first time on a vmware virtual machine on top of a windows xp box. The vmware installation went fine, but the solaris installation is really not going well at the moment.


At least it worked in the end.

One problem: to install all the software, you need something like more than 6 gigs of space on the hard disk. Why, I'm not sure, as the estimates say only 2 something gigs. But it kept saying not enough space, so in the end I just allocated 7 gigs on the main hard disk for it.

The nice thing about installing Solaris on a virtual machine was that I could delete a hard drive and create a new one, and reinstall Solaris on that if I messed up. Of course I might have all this unused space being locked up, but as far as I know, I don't. Can you tell I'm a newbie to VMWare?

2nd problem: after using the Solaris OS disk (disk 1) to install the os, it prompts to remove the cd and reboot. On reboot, it would ask which partition to boot from, and of course I chose the Solaris partition. Apparently, this is the wrong choice, as Solaris boots nicely from the Windows partition. . I am not a hardware or low-level os person.

Anyway, once I allocated enough hard drive space, everything went smoothly and I have a nice Solaris installation. I think. Laf. I didn't explore much. Once I was finished I went home and cleaned my apt and crashed.

Saturday, February 05, 2005