Friday, April 29, 2005


This looks like a bit more background to the problem for when I get back to it!

Friday, April 15, 2005


We have just installed a new Ricoh networked printer and seems to work fine with Redhat 3.0. It didn't really need the drivers from disc like my XP Laptop did. Gee you just pay and get less with some operating systems.


Well after looking at the IBM site I have a bit more of an understanding, the next thing will be finding out about the pvcreate command. See if this is in Redhat. Thats for next week.


Just found an a great page about setting up LVMs . Got a tip from a guy off forum

These ibm tutorials are the best linux tutorials . They must actually think about learning styles when developing their tutorials, because even I can understand them and they not written just for the geekly minded.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Geeze, why did I get sucked into installing LVM partitions! I should have stuck to a KISS strategy and remained a luddite. Does anybody have any hints and step by step tuition for those with slow and older brains? Here are some of the links I started with. Yeck! I'm developing nasty sores in strange places from looking at this kind of stuff:
* This page has some interesting information on it but its pretty long winded
* A codey walk through of LVM through a personal solution to thier own problem
* More personal problems with LVM2
* * This looks more like LVM2 for a SteveBondStuff type a guy
* * Could be getting warmer with this one.

Friday, April 08, 2005


Well I've been busy in other areas lately, as well as having quite a bit of time off for Easter. Spent a bit of time installing the windows version of Mozilla on workstations this week. This will give staff the opportunity to get to know it before changing over operating systems. It will also hopefully make it easier to transfer mail data over to linux when push comes to shove.
Have installed calendar and we managed to get an ftp site up and running for staff to update via the web. This took quite a while. Accessing the site via Internet Explorer is a breeze. You type in the address in your browser enter your password and your there. We tried doing this using Mozilla and had no luck whatsoever, so an afternoon of searching for a solution ensued. Finally we worked out that you need to use the syntax:

Wierd thing is, some users can log in and others can't. Don't know why - we've all got our network accounts configured the same way.