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Install Firefox4 – Ubuntu 10.10

Firefox 4 has been released and downloaded by Millions on its debut – as reported by BBC, to download the latest Fox and update it via apt-get update, type the following command in your ubuntu terminal :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firefox

Read the full story of download stats @ BBC


VirtualBox Guest Additions on CentOS 5.5

Install VirtualBox Additions in CentOS 5.5 x86

In your CentOS Terminal, do a “su” and then follow the steps :
1. Attach the Gues Additions ISO to your CentOS 5.5 X86 VM
2. Install the required packages to install VBOX Additions
3. After Installation, change to the directory where you mounted VBOX Additions.iso
4. Execute the Script VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run (for 32BIT Virtual Machines)

mount -r /dev/cdrom /media/
yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers
cd /media/

For X64 (64BIT) Systems, run


CentOS in Vmware

So, I was trying to install CentOS 5.3 in Vmware and once it will execute the setup process and after a few clicks I was presented with the Disk Partitioning Page, clicking “Next” would reveal an error that

No Drives Found An error has occurred – no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem

Selecting and IDE Disk resolved the issue as when we create a VM in Vmware with default settings it uses SCSI.

In future always select “custom” when creating a new vm and select IDE instead of SCSI as your Hard Disk type.


CentOS : Installing Firefox 3.5.2

Source : WilliamNix Blog @ Blogspot

cd /tmp
wget "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.5.2&os=linux&lang=en-US"
tar xvjf firefox-*.bz2
sudo cp -r firefox /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.old
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-3.5.2
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3.5.2 /usr/bin/firefox

Close Firefox and then reopen

If for whatever reason you’d like to switch back to your previous version of Firefox, simply run the following commands from Terminal:

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.bak
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox.old /usr/bin/firefox

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