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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


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revised What version of RHEL am I using?
Fixed missing closing paren.
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Aug
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comment What version of RHEL am I using?
rpm -q redhat-release just returns package redhat-release is not installed for me, and uname -r just tells me the kernel release.
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answered Are there different kinds of Mini SAS to 4x SATA reverse breakout cables?
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comment Disabling RAID feature on HP Smart Array P400
@JohnGardeniers You obviously knew nothing of ZFS when you wrote that comment. If your lack of understanding has now been corrected, you may want to consider tidying up (deleting) your comment.
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Jan
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revised How to format as FAT32 from Windows 7/Vista
Split the answer up so the different sections were more obvious and highlight the limitations of the first solution.
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Jan
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comment Linux - Is there any way to identify the speed of your memory through software?
@pgs - Synchronous Dram doesn't work like that. All chips are accessed in parallel. It is more likely that this 30ns is the total time to access the first word, taking into account row and column address latencies. Even if it takes a total of 30ns to access the first word, subsequent words should come out much faster. Modern CPU's spend a lot of effort hiding such latencies using cache, branch prediction and other optimisations.
Jan
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comment Convert a hard-drive into a VMWare machine
If this method doesn't work and the VM bluescreens on starting (as with the laptop and desktop I tried this procedure on) then you might want to try my suggestion, based on Dave M's suggestion.
Jan
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comment Convert a hard-drive into a VMWare machine
Thanks DaveM, this was the solution I went with in the end, I've provided a full procedure and some updated links in my answer.
Jan
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comment Convert a hard-drive into a VMWare machine
Have you done this with any more recent operating system? I've tried this on two different Windows XP machines (one a desktop, one a laptop) and it just results in a VM which blue screens on boot.
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revised Convert a hard-drive into a VMWare machine
Added a few more details.