Linux kernel 2.6.0 out and mirrored again at work: http://archive.cs.uu.nl/mirror/Linux/kernel/v2.6/.
SCO Unixware 7.1.3 review (SCOX). Besides SCO being a pain in the neck of the Linux community their products are lousy.
Current e-mail spam rate: 243.5 spam messages per day.
2003-12-15 Raising MS-DOS from the death
This week I had the 'pleasure' of reviving an old MS-DOS system.
First of all, the only backup I had was under Linux, so I wanted both
Linux and MS-DOS to boot. I threw in a simple IDE disk and let the
bios detect it and set it up.
Linux is fine with that. MS-DOS isn't.
I formatted a primary partition on it under MS-DOS 6.22, restored
the MS-DOS backup via Linux, booted MS-DOS and it came up with a
corrupted C:. Read something about FORMAT of MS-DOS 6.22 being
weird, zero-ed out the first block of the partition, formatted it again
with FORMAT of MS-DOS 6.22, booted. Corrupted C:.
Got annoyed, this was costing me serious time (once, ages ago, this
Pentium-90 was 'blazingly fast'. But even Linux catches up.)
The fix was to setup the disk correctly in the BIOS. 'Normal' mode worked
a lot better. Used 'SYS C:' to restore MS-DOS 6.22 once more without
reformatting, made sure with SCANDISK that my data was there again and
Getting an IDE cd-rom to work under MS-DOS is easy, once you get the
drivers for ide cd-rom under MS-DOS.
Ja ik ben lang en ik fiets lekker door, maar daarom kan ik het nog niet waarderen als je minder dan een halve meter achter me fietst.
Updated Kismet Log Viewer so the generated pages use mapquest URLs which are a lot more useful here then US census URLs. Results show nicely in that second train trip from last weekend.