Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How to resize Vmware disk with Windows OS VM

I was running a VMWare image. Given that I made image some time ago (like 2years or so), I made it with 2Gb disk partitions. 2Gb was too small to install .NET framework - and there was an issue.

To solve it I had few solutions, but easiest and most obvious one is to resize Windows partition to more space. Quick google search returned link to Carl Tyler's blog explaining how to use it.

Given that I had Ubuntu image handy on my laptop, resizing using QTParted was a breeze. I booted the image, and started doing install to HD process until I got to partition manager, selected size to grow from 2 to 8Gb and voile - I'm done.

Windows did notice something wasn't right on next reboot, it checked disk (chkdsk) and proceeded without a glitch.

Two thumbs up for Ubuntu. Thanks Carl :)

Add digg it to your site!

Given that this are my early blogging days - here's a useful page that explains how to add "digg it" button to your site.
I'll need to explore more features like this - like adding technorati link.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Double clicking on JNLP not working on MacOS X

This is 2nd or 3rd time we have faced this problem - double-clicking on JNLP file does not start on a MacOS X.

Well, this time I think we got the culprit - /Applications/Utilities/Java folder had an "Java SE 6" file in it - a left-over file from installation of Java 6 SDK Developer Preview. Removing that file solved the problem.

So, people, if you have a problem w/ running JNLP - that may be the solution.