Archive for February, 2008

How to Install Vector Linux 5.9 Gold

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

I am going to go step by step on how to install Vector Linux 5.9 B1 Live. As always I take no responsibility for what happens on your computer. Here we go!Step 1: download the ISO Image from
Step 2: burn to CD
Step 3: restart your computer
Step 4: click enter when the computer has booted
Step 5: click enter again to start the installation process.
Step 6: use your arrow keys down to the start and click enter
Step 7: It will ask if the cd is the right one,click yes.
Step 8: go down to install and click the enter key.
Step 9:go down to FDISK, click enter.
Step 10: if you have an existing partition table go with the bottom one but right now i do not so i will go with the top one. click enter, Click enter again,
Step 11: the installation takes you to a place to partition your drive.  go over to new click enter, enter again to create a primary partition,  enter in the amount and click enter, the enter again to make the partition bootable.
Step 12:click enter on write. type yes and click enter, click quit.
Step 13: go to the first option click enter.
Step 14: go through steps 4 to 8. Now click install click enter and go down to install and click enter again.
Step 15: Go down to the second option and click enter. go down to ext3 and click enter, then click enter on the first option.
Step 16: if you want all of the three options click enter, enter again, and yes enter again.
Step 17: Vector linux begins to install.
Step 18: after a while the screen turns blank, press the shift key, again after a while press the shift key and as if there wan’t enough shift click you have to do it again again shift.
Step 19 click enter after the installation is done, it checks the installation. click enter 4 times and 3 more times, pick your timezone, pick your mouse type click enter a few more times again more clicking of enter.
Step 20: Go down to the GUI Desktop and click enter.
Step 21: Set root password, set up a new user, type in password for new user, go down to done, click enter twice.
Step 22: You are done installing. Happy Linux Using.

Civilization IV having trouble on Windows Vista?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I have read a lot about Windows Vista Compatibility issues, but when I installed Civilization IV on Windows Vista, a pop up box came up saying that “this game has some known compatibility issues.” I said what ever thats okay since I can probably run it anyways. So far it works fine with Vista, there has been no slow downs, nothing wrong with it at all. When you install it on Linux, it may be harder to install but in the end its worth it, as you can play it for less of a payload on your computer, when running on Ubuntu then on Windows Vista, so that you can enjoy it a lot more. Believe me I like Vista and all, but its been a year and a bit since Vista came out for household users and they cannot get a patch out to make it Vista compatible? There are lots of other games out there like others after it, most likely beyond the sword so that people have a better experience on Civilizations IV.

Overall Civilizations IV on Vista works quite well. If you have any problems just leave a comment.

Feb 13th 2008

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

If I find some news I will put it up.

The New Forum:

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

The new forum is up

Due to unfortunate circumstances it is not up anymore.

New Server is up and running

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Yes the new server is here

Cisco Users Group

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

The Cisco users group is now active.

Edit: The Cisco Users group is not active anymore.

How to configure Thunderbird for Gmail.

Monday, February 4th, 2008

This is a pretty easy step by step walk through. As always I take no responsibility for damage.

What you need:

  1. A Supported Operating System: for example: Windows or Linux (if The macintosh is supported please leave a comment),
  2. The Thunderbird Application:
  3. Enough room on your hard drive.

The steps to an open source email client:

  1. Have a supported operating system running on your computer.
  2. Download the application from the site above.
  3. run installer application.
  4. after Thunderbird is installed, run the application.
  5. Account Wizard will show up on top of the application.
  6. Click on the radio button “Gmail”.
  7. Click “next”.
  8. The Account Wizard brings up the identity form.
  9. Put in your credential: Your Name and your email address.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. Your Done!

My email address will be up in my About Me Page

Windows Vista ….. Again….. What Am I Thinking?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Well since my sister got her new laptop I decided that I may as well try out Vista again. I know, yes, I know that I have tried it before, though if my sister needs my expertise, which she will not ask for?!?, I will need to learn more about Vista. Her laptop is pretty good, (better then mine :( ,) but I will need to use it for learning as well so I can get farther into networking. This is going to for a short time, I hope, though until I go back to Linux I will have to go to school using Windows.

That is all for today. I will try to post more then once a day this week,

Ryan Orser.