fighting the lack of good ideas

mounting a cd in an rhel6 vm

Most typically in the past, I have seen mounts for CDs in RHEL work thusly:

mount /dev/hdc /mnt

In RHEL6 you need to do the following:

mount /dev/sr0 /mnt

I’d really like to know why Red Hat made the change, but knowing is useful 🙂

vmware tools can be quietly installed

Came across this little gem recently:

/path/to/vmware-tools-distrib/ --default EULA_AGREED=yes

That’s been a life saver a lot recently 🙂