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IT BS thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by chadderkdawg, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. May 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    Xaks

    Xaks Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    Evil Monkey speaks troof.

    *nods
     
  2. May 28, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    And don't argue with an armed sysadmin.:D
     
  3. May 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    jpneely

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    ok mine maxes out at 3.5. you guys are awesome. saved me a lot of money and time. neither of which i have much extra of now.
     
  4. May 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    should i just go ahead and replace both sticks since theyre the same age and have been through the same abuses?
     
  5. May 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    Xaks

    Xaks Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    I would.

    How much is matched 1GB sticks of 800mhx right now? $20-30 I think. Silly cheap.
     
  6. May 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    jpneely

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    sounds like a plan. sweet.
     
  7. May 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

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    Guess I never looked at that. Interesting :eek:


    too bad you didn't need desktop RAM. I'd toss some at your face for the price of shipping and a cheeseburger.
     
  8. May 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    Xaks

    Xaks Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    I've actually won cash money from other IT folks at 3 of my last 4 jobs with that bet. Only two jobs back did one guy know this already and had the good sense not to bet me.

    Honestly, you have to be a hardcore gamer, a builder of gaming rigs, or an exo-uber-nerdgeek to know that offhand.

    (Hint: I'm all three. Scary and/or sad, pick one)
     
  9. May 28, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    jpneely

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    well whatever you want to call yourself im glad i talked to yall. this computers been with me for a while and i didnt want to scrap her.
     
  10. May 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Xaks

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    I'm just happy we could collectively help, mon.
     
  11. May 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    never thought id be getting computer help from a truck forum haha
     
  12. May 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    My laptop came with 1GB RAM, maxed it out at 2GB. But it's from early 2006.
     
  13. May 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    yea mines an 07. but ive got the new one coming in in a week so we'll see how it goes.
     
  14. May 29, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    I'm just getting into Hyper-V and I'm using it for my dev laptop.

    Here's what I've done:
    - Created a fixed size VHDX called 'Base OS', 32GB
    -Created a VM called 'Base OS', linked it to the VHDX of the same name, and installed Windows 8 and all the basic stuff
    -Created a differencing VHDX called OLY-IT-30A, 32GB and used Base OS as a parent
    -Created a VM called OLY-IT-30A, linked it to the VHDX of the same name. Installed some additional stuff.

    The problem:
    I'm now trying to install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 on OLY-IT-30A and the installer says it doesn't have enough space.
    I shut down I tried to expand the differencing disk to 60GB. When I boot back up, the VM doesn't recognize the extra space.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  15. May 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    First, find out if the VDI you're running is actually out of space. Now, I don't know what the footprint of Win8 is on a running machine. For comparisons sake, I can 'make' a clean 7 install under 20GB easy. But, for practical intents and purposes, everyday use makes it a lot bigger.

    If your original 32GB disk isn't big enough, then the 'child' associated with it may NOT grow if you expand the childs disk image...it could stay reflecting the 'parent' size regardless. I don't have much time on Hyper-V, but look into this, as I know there were a couple similar bugs in older versions of Citrix's virt installs.

    Now, that said, I don't know how big 8 needs to be. Personally, I'd rather slam my dick in a car door than run 8 on a desktop, but that's another discussion. 7 (plus normal office, plus normal security hotfixes and SPs, plus Internet Exploder and all its fixes and patches, plus .Net, plus Java, plus...etc etc) and Visual Studio and all ITS fixes and patches? I wouldn't want to try to get that in less than 64GB. To be honest, in a 'first try' like this, I'd start with 100GB disk files until I got my head around how big they grow with 'normal' use.
     
  16. May 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    Sorry, I didn't explain it as thorough as I should. Managed to figure it out, though!

    The base VM has Win 8, all patches, Office, and some common software tools. I've got it all installed and set up, it took about 20GB, so the parent drive has 10GB of free space.

    On the 'child' VM, I've added Visual Studio 2010 and SQL 2008. It now has 4GB free space (because it thinks it's still only 30GB), which is not enough space for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 to install. I expanded the child disk, but it wasn't showing any extra space.

    Just figured out that I needed to open Disk Management in the child VM and expand the disk :rolleyes:
     
  17. May 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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    hey, baby steps!
     
  18. Jun 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    This is true
     
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