Thursday, December 30, 2010

VMWare Converter issue: Error code 2147754767 (0x8004230F)

If you get the error "FAILED: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code: 2147754767 (0x8004230F)" while you're trying to convert a physical windows machine to a virtual one (hot cloning) you just have to check on your physical machine if the service "MS Software Shadow Copy Provider" is running. If not, start it and repeat the conversion procedure.

Friday, April 23, 2010

AWStats: how to get stats from Apache on Fedora 10

as root: yum install awstats

to build the the stats:
/usr/share/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/ -config=localhost.localdomain -update

Your stats are now available at

If you need to see the stats not only from your server but from others pc simply edit

and replace
Allow from
with the ip addresses of your clients or
Allow from all
to open the stats to all ip addresses.

To update the stats just schedule the command as root
/usr/share/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/ -config=localhost.localdomain -update
with cron or Gnome Schedule

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Simple ftp server with Fedora 10

as root yum install vsftpd

edit vsftpd configuration file:
as root vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

uncomment anonymous_enable=NO to avoid anonymous connection

add chroot_local_user=YES to limit users to only their home directory

if you want to change the ftp default foder simply add this line:

finally start the service:
as root /etc/init.d/vsftpd start

Friday, February 5, 2010

How to install VNC server on Fedora

to install it:
yum install vnc-server

as root edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
VNCSERVERARGS[3]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"

with this configuration, vnc server will listen on port 5903 for user yourusername
to setup a multiple vnc server:
VNCSERVERS="1:username1 2:username2 3:username3"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"
VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600 -depth 8"
VNCSERVERARGS[3]="-geometry 800x600 -depth 16"

in this case vncserver ill listen on ports 5901 (for username1), 5902 (for username2) and 5903 (for username3).

to set the password, login as user, then:

start the service as root with /etc/init.d/vncserver start

as user edit /home/yourusername/.vnc/xstartup
and uncomment the following lines:
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

and restart the service as root: /etc/init.d/vncserver restart

now you'll be able to connect from a vnc client at your_vnc_server_hostname:590x