Monthly Archives: January 2012

Grub 2 Set Default Boot Option

Here is something I found the need to do the other day.  I needed to change the default option on my grub 2 setup.

First you will need to know the menu item title you want to set grub 2 to boot to.

Open the /etc/grub2.cfg file to get a look at your grub menu items.

su -c 'vi /etc/grub2.cfg'

Do not make changes.

Look for entries like the line below…

menuentry 'Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64' --class fedora --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {

The 'Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64' is an example of a menu item title.

Now copy the menu item title you want grub 2 to use as the default, and use it in the command below.

su -c 'grub2-set-default "menu title item"'

or as an example

su -c 'grub2-set-default "Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64"'

Now restart and it should boot to the menu option you chose.


Activate Office 2010 with KMS Server

Step one, make sure you have a KMS server and you have set it up for Office 2010.  If not, check out my post on setting up your KMS server Office 2010.

Activating Office 2010 with your KMS Server

Open an elevated command prompt on your client with Office 2010 installed.

Change directory into your Office installation directory cd “C:\Program Files\Office 2010\”

Then change directory into office14 cd office14\

Now run ospp.vbs /sethst:kmsserver.yourdomain

The above command set’s your KMS Server (replace kmsserver.yourdomain with your server’s name)

Then run ospp.vbs /act

The above command activates your Office 2010 with your KMS server

Now close your command prompt, you are good to go.

Setup KMS Server for Office 2010

Log into your Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS Server or server to be.

Download KeyManagementServiceHost.exe file from the MS Office KMS Host License Pack page

Now run the KeyManagementServiceHost.exe file.

Enter your KMS Host Key when it asks.

Then just continue with activation when prompted.

More information on KMS Servers and Office 2010 can be found here.

Basket on Fedora Core 16

Getting BasKet Note Pads installed on a build of Fedora Core 16 seemed impossible at first and then I found an rpm package for it.  Below is a link to that rpm package.  Just run it and go through the install motions.