Unofficial-Unsupported Tricks: Installing Ubuntu 7.10 Using Wubi

Wubi is a free tool that enable you to install Ubuntu (and it’s variant) side by side with Windows installed base, without dedicated partition. However, the developer is not officially supporting Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy). Here is the tricks to install Gutsy using Wubi.

  1. Obtain wubi installer from http://wubi-installer.org/devel/minefield/Wubi-7.10-alpha-rev386.exe and place it to C:\ubuntu folder
  2. Obtain your ISO CD of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) and place it to C:\ubuntu\install folder
  3. Execute Wubi-7.10-alpha-rev386.exe
  4. Fill all required field on the from accordingly.
  5. And please pray, hopefully your Ubuntu can be installed properly 🙂

If you have problem with installation, please don’t blame me 🙂

Like I said, this trick is unofficial and unsupported, since the wubi binary itself is discontinued version.

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“Sampai Ketemu” My Friend – Evan Karlsen

Just shocked get farewell email from my “long distance” friend and college at Sun Microsystems. Even though I met you only twice, but I feel we share a great moment with you especially our last long walking and nice shopping at Shenzhen, China last month.

I don’t want to say good bye, I just want to “Sampai Ketemu” (Indonesian, hopefully we will meet again in different moment, time, and place).

With you we have great moment to enjoy JCAPS time :).

 

Installing PHP Plugins 1.0 on SJSWS 7.0 U2

As my previous posting about installing SJSWS 7.0 on Solaris 10, then now add PHP plugins to make it enable parse/execute PHP script. Here are the step-by-step:

  1. You need to obtain the PHP Plugin 1.0 from Sun website.
  2. Extract downloaded file to <SJSWS installation location>/plugins/php
  3. Create php.ini on that location, the more simple way is by copying from php.ini-recomendation.
  4. Edit your php.ini, set your timezone, and set the include path to your specific include path, for example <SJSWS installation location>/plugins/php/includes/php/
  5. Go to folder <SJSWS installation location>/plugins/php
  6. Then execute ./setupPHP -instancename=<your web server name>
  7. Follow post instructions from that ./setupPHP scripts command.
  8. Start you web server, voila, your web server now ready for PHP deployment.
If you playing with PEAR library (common library in PHP world), just copy the PEAR folder to <SJSWS installation location>/plugins/php/includes/php

Tips Installing Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 on Solaris 10

Sun Java System Web Server (SJSWS) is part of Java Enterprise System Software Stack. It’s one of the most complete featured web server ever. You can deploy Java Web Application, PHP, Ruby on Rails, using this web server.

Combining with Solaris 10, it gives more advantages, like SMF, Solaris Container/Zone, DTrace, etc.

Here are step-by-step installing SJSWS on Solaris 10:

  1. Obtain the software installer from Sun website.
  2. Install the software, you can use GUI or text based easy installer wizard, or silent mode to install automatically on several server boxes.
  3. During installation you can choose to install web server or admin server (and it’s agent) or both.
  4. After installation you can start admin-server and your web-server.
If you install SJSWS 7.0 U2 on Solaris 10 x86 U5, then your admin-server eventually produced core dump files each time it starts. So, to fixing this problem you need to upgrade your JDK, to the newer version. In my case, I updated from 1.5.0.14 to 1.5.0.15. Then, you change the link of /usr/jdk/latest to the newer version.