Archive for March, 2007

Now that most of the installations are done, would we do the same decisions and processes again? Would we make the same choices? Overall we are quite happy with Concorde and our installations…


  Now the biggie, because Lotus Domino is quite choosy regarding libraries and Java. For once the Ubuntu help pages didn’t help me. Try to find the compat RPMs, not easy. And then I found a couple of sites which seemed to have succeeded without those RPMs. Specifically this thread in the forum was promising…


OK, now the groundwork for a Ubuntu-based VMware system is done. Now we install the workhorse. So rather than creating a new Ubuntu 6.06 desktop virtual machine, VMware offers us a marketplace of free pre-configured “appliances”, where, of course, a Ubuntu 6.06 VM can be found…


It’s the VMware Server, the free virtualisation system by VMware, which we will be using. OK, it’s not as good as the non-free products of VMware, such as ESX, but it is fine for our purposes. One caveat though, moving a virtual machine from a VMware Server on AMD machine to a Intel machine (or […]


Once FreeNX is running, nearly everything can be done remotely. That may not be important when you are installing a machine at your home, but remote admin of a server is nice and very helpful. Also I try to spend as little time as possible in server rooms, which are cold, dry and loud. So […]


So here we are, the nth installation. I downloaded 6.06 again, burned another copy and finally the installation went without a hitch. The only important question during the installation is how to partition the system. I chose a classic config for the OS: All on RAID1 with a swap partition 1.5 times the size of […]


This article is mainly a protocol of installation procedures which btw might help others, that’s why I published them here. In case you are wondering, why I named the server “concorde”. Well the IBM x345 is a rack server which we bought used for an association. Because it’s well supported, got the space for 6 […]