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Friday, 29 April 2011

Make Ubuntu distribution updates faster!

Ubuntu 11.04 has just been released and if like me you're getting errors "Cannot download release notes" this is because the servers will be overloaded.
To make your download faster and put less pressure on the update servers open Update Manager, click "Settings", click the first tab "Ubuntu Software", select "Other" in the "Download From" box then click the "Best Server" button, this will choose the fastest server. The more users that do this the more the load is spread and quicker updates will be.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Vmware bios

To access the bios of a vmware machine add bios.bootDelay = "xxxx" to the vmx file where xxxx is the microseconds to delay

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004129