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Tip: Installing two instances of Solaris/OpenSolaris on one machine

If you try to install two instances of Solaris/OpenSolaris on one machine, you'll get into trouble - the installer will want to install into the first primary Solaris partition on the disk. Clearly the installer doesn't support having multiple instances of Solaris/OpenSolaris on one computer. I learned recently a neat trick which can overcome the limitations of the installers. This way I can install both Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris on my machine in dualboot. The trick is to...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 | Technologies | Read More

Into the Digital Cave

One of the cooler parts of my job is getting to visit universities around the world. Last week brought us to São Paulo, Brazil for TechDays. On Thursday, Roman Strobl, Vijay Tatkar and I headed over to the Integrated Systems Technological Laboratory at the University of São Paulo to talk about OpenSolaris. There we were greeted by Professor Marcelo Knörich Zuffo and Marcia Kondo, Virtual Reality Manager - how's that for a job title? The day began with a tour of their Digital C...

Monday, October 6, 2008 | Technologies | Read More

Sun Tech Days Sao Paulo

Sun Tech Days Sao Paulo was crowded with folks who wanted to know more about Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris, and several other technologies.  We had pretty good attendance at the OpenSolaris sessions and traffic at the booth was heavy during the breaks.  A few photos below.

Thursday, October 2, 2008 | Technologies | Read More

LDoms IO Best Practices

Es gibt einen neuen Blueprint zum Thema LDoms und Netzwerk, insbesondere hochverfuegbaresNetzwerk. Zu finden auf dem neu gestalteten Blueprint Portal.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | Technologies | Read More

Software Freedom Day + 7

I seem to have a knack for getting involved with Software Freedom Day (SFD) events that are not actually held on Software Freedom Day itself.  The day before SFD I was at an event in my hometown of Austin, TX.  One week after SFD I did a presentation at a celebration that was held in the beautiful city of Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil. The event was organized by the local OpenSolaris Users Group. As Vitório Sassi explains in this blog entry, the event was scheduled for...

Saturday, September 27, 2008 | Technologies | Read More

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