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Linux

Tuning up your IDE hard disks using hdparm

Post date: April 12, 2005, 18:04 Category: Optimizing Views: 3101 Comments
Tutorial quote: hdparm is a tool for altering various parameters associated with IDE drives (Not SCSI). This involves things like the block prefetch, the DMA/PIO modes,
and a number of other things.

I'm writing this mini-how-to to help people get more from their system. People often complain that Linux is a bit slow for them (which it can be) I haven't seen such a post recently, but I know on TechIMO at least we always used to be talking people through using hdparm.
Gentoo

Gentoo LVM2 installation

Post date: April 15, 2005, 04:04 Category: Installing Views: 2947 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide is based on an example with two IDE hard disks. It means that you will more than likely need to change the drive, partition names and partition sizes to match your own setup and needs.
Solaris

Installing Solaris 8 x86

Post date: April 13, 2005, 03:04 Category: Installing Views: 3317 Comments
Tutorial quote: Solaris x86 can picky when it comes to hardware. It may not work on hardware that's not listed in the HCL (Hardware Compatibility List). My older Pentium system's motherboard was OK, and it found the hard-drive I had connected to the primary IDE channel (on the motherboard) but it wouldn't recognize the CD-ROM drive even though it was connected to the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard. (I had better luck on a system where the CD-ROM drive was connected as the slave on the primary IDE channel. I prefer to keep the CD-ROM drive off the hard-drive channel but if all else fails you can try this to see if it works. :)
Debian

CD burning with a 2.6 kernel (IDE)

Post date: January 18, 2006, 00:01 Category: Multimedia Views: 3080 Comments
Tutorial quote: Under the 2.4 series kernel - to be able to use an IDE CD burner we were forced to use SCSI emulation (via the kernel module ide-scsi). Under the 2.6 series kernel - this is deprecated - we now use ide-cd.
Linux

Enabling S.M.A.R.T for SATA disks

Post date: October 10, 2005, 12:10 Category: System Views: 2782 Comments
Tutorial quote: This very short tutorial shows you how to enable S.M.A.R.T reporting for SATA disks on 2.6 linux kernel.
Linux

64 Bit Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) IDE with PDT and SQL Explorer - Full PHP/MySQL Web Application IDE

Post date: August 4, 2008, 08:08 Category: Software Views: 4640 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial covers the installation process for the latest release of Eclipse, 3.4 (Ganymede), and additionally the PDT and SQL Explorer Plugins, to create a fully integrated PHP/MySQL Web Application Development Environment in Linux.
Linux

64 Bit Eclipse: Linux Installation, including PDT, WTP (WST), ATF, and MySQL (SQL Explorer Plugin)

Post date: July 17, 2008, 04:07 Category: Software Views: 5030 Comments
Tutorial quote: How to install the 64 Bit version of Eclipse IDE, and additionally the PDT, WTP, ATF and SQL Explorer plugins,for a full Web Application Development Environment on a 64 Bit Linux Platform. The tutorial goes through each stage, from setting up 64 Bit JRE, to Downloading and installing the Eclipse IDE and Plugins.
Ubuntu

Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)

Post date: January 27, 2008, 11:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4617 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how to turn an old PC with additional hard disks into a simple home file server. The file server is intended for home use. The home file server is accessible by Windows and Linux computers in the home network.
OpenSUSE

Network Performance Fine Tuning in openSUSE & SUSE

Post date: October 8, 2008, 23:10 Category: Network Views: 4265 Comments
Tutorial quote: openSUSE and SUSE Linux sets default values for some of the network related Kernel parameters. With Kernel 2.6 (default in recent releases of openSUSE & SuSE Linux), there are some fine tuning you can do to improve Network performance and get that extra out of your system.
RedHat

Tuning and Optimizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Oracle 9i and 10g Databases

Post date: December 19, 2007, 06:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 9631 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article is a step by step guide for tuning and optimizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86 and x86-64 platforms running Oracle 9i (32bit/64bit) and Oracle 10g (32bit/64bit) standalone and RAC databases. This guide covers Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3 and 4 and the older version 2.1.
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