Sebastian Mogilowskis Blog

Just another blog about administration, linux and other stuff

September, 2009

Linux Software RAID 5 on Debian Lenny or Ubuntu

This is an update Post for my old Howto http://www.mogilowski.net/2008/05/09/linux-software-raid-5-unter-debian-etch for Debian Lenny and Ubuntu. In this configuration i created a raid 5 with the drives sda, sdb, sdc and sdc. (Change it to your configuration if you need it.) 1. Installation aptitude install mdadm 2. Create Raid Insert this line in the mdadm config […]

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Captchas for wordpress

During the last days i get a lot of russian spam comments. I decided to add captchas to the comment form on this blog. This works with the very simple SI CAPTCHA for WordPress plugin. I hobe this solve the problem. Update: It works.

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VMWare Workstation / Player Installer 6.5.3 Hangs

The installer of VMWare Workstation (and Player) hangs on Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. “Cause: the installer runs vmware-modconfig-console which produces enough output with some kernels that the python engine deadlocks is command piplining during the compile.” You need 2 consoles. In the first one type: sudo -i while true; do killall -9 vmware-modconfig-console; sleep 1; done […]

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