02.03.05

Playing with Grub and Apache

Posted in Free Software, Movies at 11:08 am by Pirate Praveen

Today I’ve been playing with Grub [GRand Unified Bootloader] and Apache. In the cc the new computers are configured with GNU/Linux and Windows 2003 dual boot [it was a forced decision against our wish]. Now the windows machines got affected by virus [natural:-)], the staff reinstalled windows and it over-wrote mbr and we had to install grub again. We inserted the cd and botted with ‘linux rescue’ and got the command. But we got cheated by the offer ‘chroot /mnt/sysimage’ to use the old system the grub didn’t work at all!!!
Whenever we tried root (hd0, it showed error. Then we found out that the is no entry in /dev [later realised that /mnt/sysimage/dev after the chroot:-)]. Tried everything, searched google and Vijeesh me and VinMo tried different formats hd0, /dev/hda…. but nothing did work. then I rebooted and without the chroot got the grub prompt.
grub>root (hd0,7)
grub>setup (hd0)
It worked fine [Vijeesh knew this commands]

Today I saw a malayalam movie CID Moosa, a Dilip Comedy. And then they wanted to host ragam site on tux and I strted playing with apache. Now finally I managed with 80 nad 81 ports after some trail and error proceedures. The DocumentRoot was a problem and I managed it with a work-around, still got to figure out how to do it the right way which I want it to be.
bye

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