Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

mptlinux stuff

note to self

Experienced this weird behavior with a HP-DL580 G5, while installing RHEL4(U2) on it. The installer was looping at the detection of LSI Logic HBA adapter. Removing the card allows the installation to go ahead without any problem, but once installed and at the re-insertion of the card, the system was still getting halted at the initial device detection( some sort of a loop at detecting the HBA ).

Looked to me as if some module(scsi?) being used with the device, which is not capable of handling the device properly was causing this problem.

Removing the card, and then installing the mptlinux .rpm that is provided by the vendor, and then re-inserting the card solves this problem. Yet to test this with a later release of RHEL4 & 5, most probably the fix is already in place.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nmap5 RPMs

Just built RPMs of Nmap 5, have always been wanting to work on RPM building.
If you are interested in checking them out, get them from the below links.

nmap-5.00-1.i586.rpm
zenmap-5.00-1.noarch.rpm
ncat-5.00-1.i586.rpm
nmap-debuginfo-5.00-1.i586.rpm

Built them on my F11 box without any changes etc. to my current setup, not sure if that's how it should be done, still not very good at this rpmbuild stuff. Hope they are working.

Used "rpmdevtools" to setup the rpm build env. and followed this in setting it up.

Update: The official RPMs are here.

Monday, July 06, 2009

trying to float...

lady in the water(1947) by Toni Frissell

So i'm working on my swimming again. Had to, specially after the olhahali and other islands. Snorkeling is many times funner and so many times less drowning risk is involved, when you can actually swim! Swimming is something i just got to be able to do! Going to go back to the basics and come from there this time. I'm pretty positive about this method and plus, the coach seems to be even more positive that this is the best way.



Started today from the very basic face down float. Looks very simple, but NOT -at least to me. Supposed to relax all the muscles and just float like a log, but closest i could manage was a tilted log where the waist down just hangs downwards from the water level, and eventually drags the rest of the log down.

Not too worried though, i'm just getting started. Given enough practice, think i'm gonna get this one done. But I have been ignorant in a way, that there are so many people around who are trying to keep their heads above the water, with losing jobs, rising fuel prices and dozens of other shit that's hard to spell. And i'm only trying to float in this pool at the shallow end, where there are designated life-guards. Not that i think there is much i could do, but ignorance-is-a-bliss, if spoken like a true asshole. Real World freaks the fuck out of me sometimes..



Wonder whats up with the recession, few months back the media couldn't give enough about it, and now they just don't give enough..understandable though, quite a few headliners happened recently, like MJ's death, Confusions over Iran's Election, MJ's death..etc. By the way, Iran election and most of the events that followed actually happened before MJ passed away.

Rest In Peace MJ!

Guess thats how life is, one thing or another will always come up thats gonna grab our attention, but the key is to not to lose sight of the goal, which is to relax and keep our heads above the water...and thats called floating.!

I gave my seat to this pregnant lady just a little while ago in the bus, wonder if she any good at the float. Seriously though, everyone's gonna need some good deeds to bring them good fortune in this uncertain times. 

I should practice more often, this floating thing. I just can 't for the life of me get how a person can float straight and also relax the whole body at the same time...thinking of getting me one of these pool membership things.

Posted by ShoZu