Vista Beta 2 on MacBook

I just got a MacBook for testing. After the initial setup, the first thing I downloaded was Boot Camp Assistant. I have setup an iMac with Windows XP before and I thought Vista Beta 2…

Vista Beta 2 – First Impression

I finally got Windows Vista Beta 2 installed on my Acer Ferrari 3400. The installation went smoothly once I got the right iso image. You can only install Vista on a NTFS partition, if you…

MD5 for Vista Beta 2

32 bit: vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso 0E733AB1A8E8FF9A8684FD3639332773 64 bit:  vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso E43502D0A15EADD551119D5639859E04

MSH is now Microsoft PowerShell

I haven't played with Monad shell for a while, the next thing I know there is a new scripting language called "Microsoft PowerShell". At first, I thought it's a brand new language, but actually they…

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Windows Hidden File Attribute

Recently, I used xcopy to backup all the files from a bad hard drive to another drive under Windows XP. After all the files got copied, the directory is hidden and cannot be seen. I…

Fedora Core 5 Installation Notes

Just downloaded the FC5 DVD iso from the mirror site. Here are some of the notes. The test machine is Acer Ferrari 3400. Note that most commands require root privilege. So, use su or sudo…

How to Setup RAID on Dimension 8400

We have a Dimension 8400 that came with a single SATA drive. Recently, we retired some IDE drives that we want to add to the system. These IDE drives are kinda old, so the reliability…