Thursday, March 27, 2014

Windows Server 2003 Repair Install not available solution

Windows Server 2003 Repair Install not available -- solution:

First it seems that Dell CD's do not contain the "Repair Install" option as per the Internets.

Second, you may find that the "To Repair the selected Windows installation, press "R"" option does not show up no matter what.

A hint was found here: http://www.winvistatips.com/re-windows-2003-repair-option-missing-t770031.html -- which stated :
The option to repair appears only under some conditions.
The version has to be the same build number for example.
The path in the boot.ini has to be correct.
The system hive has to be loaded and checked, [...]
So I booted the CD and chose R - recovery console.

I ran fixmbr, fixboot, and most importantly "bootcfg /rebuild" (or possibly bootcfg /scan).

bootcfg /rebuild will allow you to add the system back into the boot menu, which in turn the CD will find something to be able to "R"epair.

You may wish to see if those 3 commands allows Windows to boot on it's own.  If not, then boot the CD again and choose

Setup Windows now, Press ENTER

Then, after the F8 agreement, and it examines the disks, it should now have the option

To Repair the selected Windows installation, press "R"

If not, so sorry, you're still screwed.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Install Java in Debian



Install Java 9 in Debian -- but recommend java 8 still
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/install-oracle-java-9-in-ubuntu-linux.html

Install Java 8 in Debian:
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/how-to-install-oracle-java-8-in-debian.html

Install Java 7 in Debian:
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/06/how-to-install-oracle-java-7-in-debian.html

Install Java 6 in Debian:
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/oracle-sun-java-6-installer-available.html

Thank you to webupd8.org !