Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Installing VirtualBox Guest addition on SUSE

When you try to run the installation script, you'll receive this error

"Your system does not seem to be set up to build kernel modules"

What you need to do is to install both GCC and the Kernel Source. You can do that by running YaST and install it using the Software Management.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Installing Microsoft Exchange 2010

First of all, take note of the system requirements.
  • PC―An x64 architecture-based computer with Intel processor that supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) or AMD processor that supports the AMD64 platform; Intel Itanium family IA64 processors are not supported.
  • Operating system―Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard and Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise Edition.
Basically you need a Windows Server 2008 x64 edition on an x64 Intel or AMD machine. Make sure you have more than 25GB of free hard disk space even if you are installing for trial purposes.
Before you install Exchange 2010, you will need to do the following else you will be wasting a lot of time with Exchange readiness checks.

1. Net.TCP Port Sharing service to Automatic
3. Install IIS 7 and turn on the following
  • .Net Extensibility
  • Basic Authentication
  • Windows Authentication
  • Digest Authentication
  • Dynamic Content Compression
  • IIS Management Console
  • .IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
  • IIS 6 Management Console
4. Install .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and turn on WCF Activation, HTTP Activation.
7. Install Active Directory and DNS service

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

There's always a first time for everything

I guess the term never say never slapped me like Shiva last Sunday when my clean record is finally broken with Axela finally hurt after close to 5 years. But the big plus side is that, no one was badly injured and for that I was super grateful.

A couple of things to be learnt from this incident.

Firstly, never drive when your mind is occupied or vice versa. For this, I would like to give the finger to Murphy and his law. In the end, what I was thinking about did not get solved either.

Secondly, the first thing to do is to check on the passengers before anything else even though no one was flown around or the sorts. While I was calm, I was still dazed for a moment, going 'Oh crap' from time to time. But I guess that should be quite normal for a first timer.

Thirdly, you just have to accept that sometimes laws can be stupid on the other side. You cannot make a traffic accident report, which is required to process my claim, without the vehicle involved. I was like WTF? I have to drag my car back in the condition it's in just to file a report? It makes no sense. I let the insurance company handle that since the car is already in the workshop.

Lastly, and the most important one actually is that having your other half supporting you makes a whole world of a difference. They need not be there physically. You just need to know they are there for you and I was glad mine was, all the way.

For now I just need to wait for Axela to be cured. Her major parts are not damaged so she'll be alright. And in a few months time, I'll have to source out for other insurance company since my current one will not go easy on me, not with my 30% NCD erased like the sands by the beach by the pounding waves.