27 July 2010

Migrate Virtual Machines from VMware to VirtualBox

Even if you can add vmdk file as Hard Disks in the VirtualBox Media Manager, you lost your Virtual Machines.
The way giving the best compatibility to migrate your Virtual Machines from VMware to VirtualBox is to convert them in Open Virtualization Format (.ovf) first.

How to install VirtualBox under GNU/Linux

VirtualBox is now embedded in lots of package managers.
For instance, from Fedora 11, it is available in RPM Fusion repository.
Such a way, to install the open-source edition:

Why choose VirtualBox as Virtualization product ?

Today, there is various Virtualization Products like VirtualBox, VMware Server/Player/Workstation, Parallels Workstation/Desktop and Windows Virtual PC.
Choice is not always easy, taking consideration of reputation, age, price, press papers, enterprise policies ...

19 July 2010

Fix Java Web Start UnsatisfiedLinkError

In some cases, mixing i386 and x86_64 architectures, Java Web Start can fall into such error:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Can't load library: /usr/local/java/jdk/jdk1.5.0_14/jre/lib/amd64/libdeploy.so

16 July 2010

Improving efficiencies of OCZ SSD Vertex under Windows Seven

Following my post about SSD, this one is dedicated to OCZ SSD Vertex efficiencies optimization under Windows Seven.

Solid State Drive (SSD), advantages and disadvantages

Although the notion of Solid State Drive (SSD) exists for a long time, industries have made significant progress last few years.
It has become more accessible, less expensive and offering very interesting efficiencies.

Get Java Web Start Application error when console vanished

Java Web Start technology allows activating either "trace" or "log" system (or the two of them).

13 July 2010

Update Master Boot Record (MBR) replacing the System disk

Some times ago, I've written an article explaining how to restore MBR with grub. It works only if there is no disk change.

Almost the same procedure can be used if the System disk change.

12 July 2010

Restore lost partition with fdisk

Unfortunately, there is various situations where partition can "vanish" (bad manipulation, unwanted application behaviour, issue while using a partition manager ...).
Some years ago, I've started using a very simple rule:
Save the result of fdisk -l into a text file after each disk/partition management

7 July 2010

Install VMware-server 2.0.2 under kernel 2.6.31, 2.6.32 or 2.6.33

The free VMware-server has not evolved since end October of 2009 (v2.0.2), although fortunately Linux kernel keeps evolving.
Such a way, there is a gap between VMware-server modules source code and awaited kernel source code.