Tired of confusing Mega and Mibi bytes? Hard disk choices getting you in a spin? well, FEAR NOT - Sanity is at hand. Most old-timers like myself will remember the 3.5" floppy disk (yes, the thing that you kept all your hard work on, mistreated and then wondered why you couldn't print your assignment at the deadline). Each held 1.44Mb of data and so....
Stack em all up, and a furlong (220 yards, or 201.16m) of em would contain 87.782 GB.
I hereby propose that we all use the new SI measurement of "furlong floppies" to describe data.
I've just traded up an IBM P4 workstation to a brand shiny new Dell E520 Dual core goodness. Well. Semi goodness. According to Wikipedia I have a 915 chip and it's the 9x0 ones that support x86 virtualization. Boo Hiss.
Anyway, Threw in a ubuntu AMD64 install and it's up n running in 30 mins. (once I'd nuked the 'orribly nasty "Vista Home Basic 32bit" install off it. I was looking forwards to all the aqua toys but thats apparently an upgrade...
XP install not so smooth. Blue Screen complaining of "Stop 0x0000007B" - probably the SATA Raid card? Well dells website doesn't have any handy "Use this driver disk to install XP" links and following a v good scotlug virtualisation talk I decided to throw on QEMU following this guide
No, not another youtube one, but a 1975 classic featuring touch screen menus, electric bikes, distributed monitoring, a gripping title sequence, and of course, facial hair. Intrigued? head over to SPS : the control system and enjoy :-)
Basically if you want to avoid errors such as snmpwalk -v1 -c community_name -m ./compile/snmp/areca1.mib mgmtaddress Areca Bad operator (_): At line 20 in ./compile/snmp/areca1.mib Areca: Unknown Object Identifier (Sub-id not found: (top) -> Areca)
Minor Rant. There's nothing wrong with Redhat clones, and Scientific Linux is packaged nicely as the rest. However, running a 3.0.5 version on a Laptop, without any decent music (mp3) support when the latest is 4.4 is getting to me. Time... for a swift Ubuntu install.