I don't know if it was Fedora or me, but it appears that my main hard drive on my Red Hat 9 box is hosed. Here's what I posted on Experts Exchange and the Fedora Mailing list:
I tried to upgrade to Fedora Core 1 from Red Hat 9. I experienced some issues
with disk space, and based on someone's advice, I deleted /tmp and created a symlink /tmp -> /home/tmp. I did not have /home/tmp created when I tried to install Fedora. It warned me about having a relative symlink during the upgrade, so I rebooted to undo the symlink. I've rebooted a number of times since then, and did get in to rm /tmp and mkdir /tmp. Now it appears I'm hosed - here's the message I get on startup:
Creating root device
mkrootdev: label / not found
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 132K freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
_ <- Flashing cursor
I received a few responses from the mailing list, but my main hard drive appears to be hosed (unrecoverable). I tried doing a clean install, and Fedora again complained about not having enough disk space to copy the images over.
Finally, I took a break and thought of a workable solution while putting a turkey in the oven. I have another machine that has the exact same hardware as my Linux box - it has Windows XP on it, but I'm not using it. So I'm in the midst of installing Fedora on it, and then I'll move the hard drive. I lost all my configured stuff: Apache, CVS, Tomcat, DNS, DHCP, CUPS, but I was able to select most of it in the installation process. Let's hope all these packages are the latest and greatest - then I won't have much configuring to do.
The Display Tag has a nice feature in
it's documentation: the ability to view the source of a JSP [example].
This is done using a servlet, and works fairly well. However, as I write
documentation for Struts Menu, I'm
finding I need to view more than just the source of JSPs, but also the source
of stylesheets, scripts and Velocity templates. So far, I've found that the view source
protocol works fairly well for this.
Nice Tabs Menu Examples: generated HTML, its
Normally, I would be perfectly happy with this - except the view-source
protocol doesn't seem to work in Safari (last time I checked). Secondly, I got
to thinking - it sure would be nice to have a Servlet (or some other
technology) that would read in a file and spit out it's contents with syntax
highlighting. This is to say that you'd see in your browser what you see in
your editor (i.e. BBEdit, HomeSite, Eclipse, etc.).
The ideal tool would allow me to pass in a URL to a file, and it would spit out
an HTML version of that file, complete with syntax highlighting. It'd be
similar to Java2HTML, but it would allow
HTML from Java using Java2HTML on the fly, but that only covers one file
type. Another option is to instruct documentation readers to change their view-source editor to be their favorite editor.
Has anyone seen such a tool? It sure would be sweet for writing better
and more readable documentation for web developers.