Yes, those are ads.

I added a small Google AdWords block to the top-right of the wiki. I did this because 1) the extra money would be nice, and 2) I had an AdWords account sitting idle. It seems to blend in well and should be relatively unintrusive, but if you have any suggestions, let me know. Today's Earnings: $0.32 Woo! I'm almost up to a free stamp!

If you are interested in doing something similar on your MediaWiki site, I wrote a short blurb about how I did it.

(Ironically, most of the ads I've seen so far has been for Knoppix and Xandros.)

Finnix 86.2 on Linode

The 86.2 update has been successfully tested on Linode, and I've been told it should be deployed to all hosts this evening. With 86.2, UML/Xen detection is now automatic, and you no longer need the "uml" or "xen" boot parameter (though it doesn't hurt anything if you leave it in).

If you are a UML/Xen provider, and want to offer Finnix as a recovery/sysadmin distribution, see this page, or drop me a line ( and I can help you get it integrated with your platform.

Memory Errors

Despite having a mac mini, I'm still doing Finnix development on the graphite G4. It's been very stable, up until last night, when I was compiling the latest and greatest kernel, I got the occasional failure like so:

CC drivers/pci/probe.o
include/asm/processor.h: In function 'pci_scan_child_bus':
include/asm/processor.h:186: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault
Please submit a full bug report,
with preprocessed source if appropriate.
See  for instructions.
For Debian GNU/Linux specific bug reporting instructions,
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make[2]: *** [drivers/pci/probe.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [drivers/pci] Error 2
make: *** [drivers] Error 2

But upon, resuming the compile, the failed object would compile successfully. This happened several times, which suggested bad memory. I slept on it, and this morning, tried again:

CC [M] drivers/usb/misc/idmouse.o
fixdep: inclu`e/asm-generic/local.h: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [drivers/usb/misc/idmouse.o] Error 2
make[2]: *** [drivers/usb/misc] Error 2
make[1]: *** [drivers/usb] Error 2
make: *** [drivers] Error 2

"inclu`e"? Yep, that's bad ram. Too bad there's no memtestppc. I'll have to swap it out into a PC to test.