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Restoring Cantor after disk failure - 29 June 2007

Well, after much effort, (spinrite 6.0) could not repair the failed system disk for cantor; Conclusion use raid1 for /boot and put / on raid5 volume!
The plan is to do that when cantor is moved the the new Core2 box.

-Gbe went smoothly under CentOS-5.0 for the DLink DGE-530T
-restoring the VG1 LVM volume (raid5) went smoothly after I vgscann'ed, pvscann'ed my way home, to enable the volumes however I had to lvchange -ay /dev/VG1/LVx for x in 0,1,2,3.

now for basic software installs; rpmforge:
google'd for rpmforge-release dag
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
VMWare: got version 5.5.4: 6.0 soon...
installed from rhes5 supplementary, by loop mounting iso:
mount -o loop /archive/iso/rhes5/rhel-5-server-supplementary-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/coco
adding keys, then yum localinstall jaba*ibm*rpm
This setsup plugina appropriately: config with alternatives --config
also installed jdk 1.5, and 1.6 from sun.
for java6: turned off magical execution with:
chkconfig --level 0123456 jexec off
Acrobat: installed from rhel5 suppl.: yum localinstall acroread-*.rpm
Flash: installed from rhel5 suppl.: rpm -Uvh flash-plugin-*.rpm
Groovy: already had groovy .tar.gz in downloads.
Grails: groovy home 0.4 already in /home/daniel/grails-0.4