When downloading Xen or Xen Cloud Platform you get an iso which I initially tried loading on my usb stick using unetbootin which is my typical go-to for linux installations. However, I was having troubles and wasn’t able to boot into the installation.
I found the following directions from darkod on the Ubuntu forums here which enabled me to successfully complete the installation.
1. Open the usb stick and in the root rename syslinux.cfg to syslinux.old
2. In the folder boot/isolinux, find and rename isolinux.bin to syslinux.bin, isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg
3. Go back and rename the whole folder isolinux to syslinux
I installed my old Hauppauge PVR-150 analog tv tuner in my new primary desktop that I built a couple of months ago and for some reason I was seeing laggy/frozen video that was extremely blocky and had green blocks throughout like the screenshot I took below.
After doing some digging I found out that the older Hauppauge PVR-150 does not work with computers with over 3Gb of ram due to the hardware address lines on the card. So I set out to find a way to get this to work on my new system without having to cripple the computer and remove 2Gb of ram.
After searching for a while it seems like the only options to get this to work with 4Gb or ram installed is to make only 3Gb of it usable. In order to do this, go to Start, run and type ‘msconfig’. There you will chose boot menu > advanced option and there you will see an option to change your memory. Change this to 3800. I originally thought this would solve my problem completely by sacrificing only a few Mb of ram, however once you reboot into Windows you will notice that the OS is only seeing the 3Gb.
I am unwilling to forgo the 1Gb of ram in order to get my old analog tuner up and running, so I will just leave everything as is for the time being.
If you were using a flash drive or external hard drive to install VMWare ESXi then you will notice that when you want to use that drive for something else, it only appears to Windows as ~4Mb.
You will probably try to format it inside of Windows but this will still only leave you with the 4Mb of usable space as if the max capacity of the drive has been reduced. Even in Windows Disk Management, you will be completely unable to remove the partitions that were created by ESXi
In order to return this drive to its original capacity you must use the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Just format it with this program and then you will be all set.
When trying to remote desktop to a networked computer I was encountering an issue where I was presented with the login screen, but after entering my credentials all I saw in my Remote Desktop Connection window was a blank desktop – no task bar or anything.
Attempting to open other connections and seeing the same result I figured I would try to remotely log out of the computer. By pressing Ctrl+Alt+End I was able to pull up the Task Manager, go the the Users tab, and disconnect any sessions.
After disconnecting the users, I was able to remote into the computer.