Archive for July 2006
To resolve this I had to copy the libmysql.dll to the Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ folder. I
found this to be very unusual since I have never needed to do this before. The most
important thing is that the issue is now gone.
I used a PC with two hard drives and before Ubuntu was installed Windows was installed on the second drive. So using the Windows setup disk I formatted the first hard drive and then using the Ubuntu Live CD I installed Ubuntu. Once Ubuntu installation was finished and up and running I tried to then boot Windows but I couldn't as I got an "NTLDR error".
I then decided to re-install Windows on the first drive but after the first stage of copying files windows installation could not continue because I got a "Disk error. Press Any Key to Restart" message and this looped after pressing any key.
This is when I decided to do further research using the Ubuntu Live CD whereupon I found that it was advisable to make Windows the first partition. I then repartioned the first drive again and this time I made sure the Windows partition was the first one followed by Ubuntu and swap partitions etc. I then went on to install Ubuntu on the second partition and when that was completed I used instructions from Herman's GAG page to create a GAG boot disk. I tested the GAG boot disk booting into Ubuntu and it worked fine and then I re-installed Windows again and this time it installed properly.
After successfully installing Windows, I couldn't boot into Ubuntu and this is where I was going to need my GAG boot disk. Before booting with the disk I added Windows to the GAG menu and saved that new profile on the floppy disk. Using the GAG boot disk I then booted into Ubuntu and then I used instructions from the Herman's GRUB page and the RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows help page to add Windows to the GRUB menu and then overwrite the Windows bootloader and replace it with GRUB.
Now its all working fine and when I get to the GRUB menu I just choose which operating
system I would like to boot into. I should mention that for the step by step instructions on
installing Ubuntu 6.06 I used the article on Psychocats installing Ubuntu
However, over the last fortnight it has become increasingly difficult to connect to the Internet using USB and I have been getting "Page Not Found" errors and then ipconfig would return null value for Connection-specific DNS Suffix and Default Gateway and after several ipconfig /renew and rebooting I would then get the connection. At one time I thought it was a problem with accurately resolving web sites and so I installed the Treewalk DNS utility but this didn't solve the problem.
So last night I gave up on USB broadband connection and installed an Ethernet PCI Adapter card instead and its
now better than ever. I no longer have any connection problems at all. Its quite fast even without increasing
the TCP receive window and just using the default setting.
Previously I have tried ZoneAlarm but somehow it didn't quite work with my PHP sessions on the localhost and that's when I decided to go for Kerio. Kerio has been quite good I should say but the "kpf4gui.exe DLL Initialization Failed" dialog on shutdown is a bit annoying to say the least and also the 30 days evaluation period has expired anyway and so I was left with the basic version.
Unlike other free personal firewalls, With Comodo you don't get a watered down version of the full version
because what you get is the full version. After downloading the firewall Comodo send me an activation code to
give a free lifetime licence. The review on PC
Mag was also helpful in helping me make a decision to go with Comodo. I will see how the comodo firewall
goes over the next few weeks before going for the other products on the Comodo stable like anti virus software.
After installing ISO recorder, all you have to do is right-click on the downloaded ISO image file and then select "Copy Image to CD". After that its a two stage process and its all done.
I normally check if the burn was successful by exploring the CD and I shouldn't see the ISO file but the files that constitute it. If I do then it means it wasn't a successful burn.