Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Install Al-Quran extension in openoffice

This was done in Fedora 13 with openoffice 3.2.0. Please follow below steps to install it:

1. Download the installation files

$ wget

2. Extract it to somewhere
$ unzip
$ ls QiOO-0.4b
CHANGELOG QiOO-0.4b.oxt README.txt ScheherazadeRegOT.ttf

3. Copy ScheherazadeRegOT.ttf to /usr/share/fonts
$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/ScheherazadeRegOT; sudo cp -apv QiOO-0.4b/ScheherazadeRegOT.ttf /usr/share/fonts/ScheherazadeRegOT

4. Install the extension by opening openoffice writer and go to Tools > Extension Manager > Add, and search for the QiOO-0.4b.oxt plugin.

5. Activate CTL by going to Tools > Option > Language Settings > Languages > Enable For CTL(Complex Text Layout)

6. If all went well, you can see AlQuran menu in your openoffice writer's menubar like below.

That's all.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cloning virtual machine on vmware esx using vmware-cmd

Below are the steps:

1. List down all the virtual machines that you have

# /usr/bin/vmware-cmd -l

2. Shutdown the machine that you are going to clone. Let say the machine is server-1
# /usr/bin/vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/server-1/server-1.vmx stop

3. Use hard stop if you cannot stop it using above command
# /usr/bin/vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/server-1/server-1.vmx stop hard

4. Make sure the vm is shutdown by viewing the state
# /usr/bin/vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/server-1/server-1.vmx getstate

5. Copy the whole directory
# cp /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/server-1/ /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/newserver/

6. Once done, rename all the files to new name
# rename server-1 newserver /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/newserver/*

7. Change all occurrence of "server-1" to "newserver" in .vmx, .vmdk and .vmxf
# cd /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/newserver/
# sed -i 's/server-1/newserver/g' {newserver.vmdk,newserver.vmx,newserver.vmxf}

8. Edit newserver.vmx file and remove below lines
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "....."
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "....."
uuid.location = "....."
uuid.bios = "....."

9. Add below line to newserver.vmx
uuid.action = "keep"

10. Register your newly cloned virtual machine. Please use the full path to register as below
# vmware-cmd -s register /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/newserver/newserver.vmx

11. Start your new vm after registration.
# /usr/bin/vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/47971de9-34657d96-8ac4-001d09068c0c/newserver/newserver.vmx start