• Techie

    Does AppleCare Care?

    I will try to keep my personal biases and frustrations away from this post and point readers only to facts and my personal experience dealing with Apple Support. I will keep names and places anonymous intentionally. FileVault 2 has an issue. Period. The issue mostly shows up with MacBook Pros, early 2015, 13″ models for some reasons although people have reported the issue on other models too. The issue shows up when FileVault is turned on and even after the encryption process has been fully completed. If you happen to cold reboot your Mac from power off or for some reason you had to hard reset the MacBookPro, it comes back…

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    VMware fusion

    DHCP configuration : /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/dhcpd.conf restart networking :  sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –stop sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli –start   Sample dhcp config :   ###### VMNET DHCP Configuration. Start of “DO NOT MODIFY SECTION” ###### Modification Instructions: This section of the configuration file contains# information generated by the configuration program. Do not modify this# section.# You are free to modify everything else. Also, this section must start# on a new line# This file will get backed up with a different name in the same directory# if this section is edited and you try to configure DHCP again. # Written at: 03/21/2013 23:16:47allow unknown-clients;default-lease-time 1800; # default is 30 minutesmax-lease-time 7200; # default is…

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    Use DNS 323 to intall Ubuntu using TFTP Boot

    I got this all working on my dns 323. Here’s what I did : Install ipkg following instructions from here : http://wiki.dns323.info/howto:optware Do a ipkg list. You will need two packages, xinetd and tftpd. # ipkg list |grep xinetd xinetd - 2.3.14-9 - Highly configurable, modular and secure inetd # ipkg list |grep tftp atftp - 0.7-9 - Advanced TFTP server and client linksys-tftp - 1.2.1-1 - TFTP Client customized for a non-standard tftp authentication process. tftp-hpa - 5.0-1 - A tftp package Install tftp-hpa and xinetd using ipkg install Create or modify /opt/etc/xinetd.d/tftp file like this : # # ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/software/network/tftp/ # service tftp { flags = REUSE socket_type =…

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    Issues with building Xen from source

    Folks, I am back working on Xen and once again, I am bumping into issues getting xen up and running on various distros. I will enumerate some of the issues that I am facing in this blog as I go along : Ubuntu python is weird. The site.py library does not import modules from /usr/lib/pythonx.y/site-packages ! Instead it imports from /usr/lib/pythonx.y/dist-packages ! Check the site.py module and you can see it yourself! The workaround is to create a symlink or install custom packages in /home/localuser/.local/lib/pythonx.y/site-packages and have site.ENABLE_USER_SITE set to True.