Archive for November, 2009

got a account for google wave from googl…

got a account for google wave from google. lets see whats this all about and how its gonna change the web wave. right now i can invite my friends and others. so if u want a google wave invite plz drop ur comments with ur peoper email address here.
my google wave id is aniruddhadas4u [at] googlewave [dot] com

only 8 invites left.

was wondering how to run a vm on a termi…

was wondering how to run a vm on a terminal server (no gui), and remotely access that vm through rdp on a remote box. the first thing u do is installing the virtualbox on that server using ssh from the remote box. then u have to create a vm (ofcourse) to connect. i will use winxp as a vm guest. my host is kubuntu (does’t matter). and i will use krdc to connect to that vm.
i am gonna a create a winxp vm with 256mb ram and 6gb of hdd capacity. here wat i will do in the server to creat the the vm:

VBoxManage createvm -name “Win XP” -register
VBoxManage modifyvm “Win XP” -memory “256MB” -acpi on -boot1 dvd -nic1 nat
VBoxManage createvdi -filename “WinXP.vdi” -size 6000 -register
VBoxManage modifyvm “WIn XP” -hda “WinXP.vdi”
VBoxManage registerimage dvd /home/WinXP.iso
VBoxManage modifyvm “WinXP” -dvd /home/WinXP.iso

definitely u need to have the winxp iso file stored on that server. now lets start the vm, but remember the terminal server has no gui, i am still in the ssh mode connected with this server. so u will use a great tool of virtualbox called “VBoxHeadless” which enable us to run any vm through virtualbox with vrdp enables at 3389 port.

VBoxHeadless -startvm “Win XP”

u will see something like this in the terminal…

VirtualBox Headless Interface 3.0.12
(C) 2008-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Listening on port 3389

as u can see the vrdp of that vm in listening on port 3389 (default port for rdp). u can change this port too. for this and many other options plz see the manual or man/help pages.
now lets connect to this vm. remember one thing u will not give guest ip address and port for connecting to the vm, but the host ip address and the port on which the vm is running and vrdp is listening. u can also use rdesktop (a cmd line tool) in linux. so in krdc, i used 192.168.1.1 (the ip of that terminal server) with no port mention, cause by default the port for rdp is 3389 and any rdp client knows that.

finally, i managed to connect and explore the winxp with out hampering the terminal server for gui.

one and only, my very childhood friend (…

one and only, my very childhood friend (maro langgotia yarra) avijit has came from dubai on a long vacation. i was planning for a out as usual. so this time we went to the kolkata zoo to see how animals are doing besides getting bored and carbonated. jayanta also joined us on this useless journey. hope we will enjoy a bit.
after seeing the condition of the zoo, i really have to say “the animals and birds of the kolkata zoo doing a great great… favor to the people to staying in that nice rotten place day after day without protesting and killing each other or going crazy like me”. i tried to take some nice pictures. all i have published on my flickr account. we also had a plan to go to birla planetarium near victoria garden, but for my health prob we missed that way. yea, they were both so cool with this that they could have burn me immediately and serve to the tigers n hippos, happily.

birds

we are the birds, we can fly

one thing i forget, which was the best part for me. yes, the lunch. we had a pretty spicy but not heavy meal there. i ordered chinese, cause thats the only choice available in that only restaurant inside the only zoo of kolkata. the price was like  our ass with a oiled bamboo. anyways, the quality was not bad. here is what i ordered:

main dish: 3 plate mix fried rice (with egg, chicken, pron and other vegs)
side dish: one chicken manchurian (boneless)
one chilly chicken (boneless)
one bottle of chilled n clean mineral water and thats all.

** if u wondering why i mention the ‘boneless’ thing, well, ‘withbone’ also was there, that’s because 😀

 

ps.: the health prob was due to this meal.

installation of opensolaris 2009.6 on vi…

installation of opensolaris 2009.6 on virtualbox v3.0.6 completed. configuration given, was:

base mem: 768mb
cpu: 2 (with acpi,io-apic,vt-x enabled)
video mem: 128mb
3d acceleration: yes
remote display: enabled on port 3389
hdd capacity: 20.91gb
space taken by os: 3.4gb
network: bridged adapter
shared folder: has not configured yet
guest additions: not installed yet

install log: http://pastebin.com/f52d4bc7b

everything running without any error. but on boot time getting a cpu error:
cpu0:

i didnot install the guest additions, cause that may be makes the resolution not works properly. will try later. currently its in 1024×768 mode with max of 1280×800 resolution and working perfectly.

highest uptime by my dell notebook. its …

highest uptime by my dell notebook. its a studio 1535 model. some torrents were downloading, thats why i needed to keep it running for a long time. its nothing compare to others uptime. but for me, its a good record to celebrate 😀

16:35:40 up 2 days, 3:07, 2 users, load average: 0.72, 0.57, 0.47

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