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Currently using Ruby on Rails Web Application Framework. Working for Cognizant.

Experiences are God's Gift.. I try to do my bit in sharing them through this blog whenever feasible.


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comment Install Ubuntu Desktop or Server in Ubuntu 11.10?
Thanks satempler, Good point.. but the m/c on which I plan to do the setup is not at a remote location..
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comment Install Ubuntu Desktop or Server in Ubuntu 11.10?
Thanks Sevan..:)
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comment Install Ubuntu Desktop or Server in Ubuntu 11.10?
The download link for Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit has an amd64 attached to the iso image available for download.. does that mean it will work only on amd processors..? I have an intel core 2 duo 2.2 ghz processor with a 64 bit OS.. will the iso download suit my system requirements.. I'm not aware of any Ruby on Rails apps/softwares which mandate 32 bit os.. do you have knowledge of any as such...? Thanks a lot..
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comment Install Ubuntu Desktop or Server in Ubuntu 11.10?
Seems like Desktop version would serve my purpose well.. I have a little confusion in now choosing between 32 and 64 bit.. any enlightenment on when to use what would be of great help.. The download link of Ubuntu 11.10(ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download) suggests 32 bit, however this link(help.ubuntu.com/community/32bit_and_64bit) seems to favor 64 bit.. Thanks..
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comment Install Ubuntu Desktop or Server in Ubuntu 11.10?
Hi Sevan, Thanks for your answer.. when one can host a site through their desktop edition, then for what specific reason would one prefer the server over the desktop version..? . I was reading that the bundled packages could would differ b/w the two versions..
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
@Lekensteyn: Thanks a lot , your really have been of great help!!.
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
@Lekensteyn: so based on your comment , Can I infer that compatibility shouldn't be an issue, its just that I need to be careful while formatting it for use say in case of multiple OS's. Are they trying to say that any operation that we perform wrt the data( formatting/partitioning etc. ), in that context data losses while trying the same is not their responsibility. If so , it sound fair enough/justified to me.. . The onus is on us how we play around with the hdd but if doesn't work/detect then we can get hold of them for it.. right..?
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
@Lekensteyn:- These are quotes from the WD Site wrt their products.."Western Digital technical support only provides jumper configuration (for EIDE hard drive) and physical installation support for hard drives used in systems running the Linux/Unix operating systems. For setup or other questions beyond physical installation of your Western Digital hard drive, please contact your Linux/Unix vendor. You may also wish to discuss your issue on our Community Forums." I don't completely understand what they are trying to say.. would the above quotes serve my purpose..?. Thanks for continuous support
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comment Changing the default installation path to a newly installed hard disk
@Lekensteyn: Thanks a lot for all your help, I shall do my homework on LVM and then surely revert back to you in case I have any doubts.. I plan to use my external HDD for both the desktop and laptop. The above question was wrt another m/c at office.. I wasn't able to undo my wrong and had to format it.. luckily i had backed up most of my data on windows, by copying files containin code/other related info..:) I just don't want to repeat the same scenario @ home, thus I am being extra cautious now..
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
..another mount point.. . Here is where , I would love an external hard disk to come in to play. I have also asked a question(askubuntu.com/questions/27850/…) on the same on this portal, but I had to deviate away from my main question posted due to the time by which I had to fix this was very limited. But now again this is something I really want to completely understand, on what could be the best approach to fix this situation/scenario. Your views on this..??
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
@Lekensteyn: Sorry for replyin in late, yes I would want to. Very true , what you mentioned about most applications having a default installation path for them to be setup and since most installation in Ubuntu linux happen either through the Synaptic Package Manager or through commands given on the terminal, thus, customizing the default installation path would always be a concern and not feasible in most cases. In this scenario, I guess the only feasible option would be to increase the space wrt the default path whr the directories are present of may be some directories can b mounted from..
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
@Lekensteyn - Thanks for the info.. I had one last question which was part of my post too.. Its something like this.. can I use this hard disk as a mount point on multiple machines? For e.g. in my case.. I have a Desktop and a Laptop, both have Ubuntu 10.04 OS's installed. At a certain stage , when you internal hard disk space is occupied to a large extent, installation of files into such disks/drives is no longer feasible .. right..? so, at in such situations I could use an external hard disk and make appropriate changes to d default installation path frm the internal 2 d external disk right?
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comment How do I check the external hard disk I purchase would support Ubuntu or other linux platforms
@Lekensteyn - so once its reformatted , it could be used to support only mac os ? For both read and write operations..? Then support for xp & mac would never be feasible from the very first day.. but based on wht u mentioned.. linux and mac support shouldn't be a problem right..?