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rado1
dtm : you do have your tux on huh?
dtm
rado1: uhhhhhhh. what?
rado1
you know...you supposed to be wearin a tux
this is linux you know
I'm gettin to far out of it...to bed
be cool dude
kuto-
hi all any goodlinks on kernel howto using 2.6 kernel?
range
Ermmm. Boot the machine and it's there? Or what do you mean?
kuto-
migration process from 2.4 kernel
range
On CentOS3?
kuto-
yep
range
Move to CentOS4. That has kernel 2.6. Kernel 2.6 isn't supported on CentOS3.
         

kuto-
well, i want to play with my kernel
robert___
I've an easy question how can I load a kernel modul automaticly on centos4? on debian I've a modules.conf where I place the name of the modul
Lam
wasn't it called modules.conf in the good old kernel 2.2 days?
oh, wait, it's Debian :)
range
modprobe.conf?
lehel
hello
MatBoy
Hi ! It is possible to enable SMP on the system, when a HT is installed after a Celeron, by installing the SMP-part for the kernel ?
range
Yes.
MatBoy
range, so when I run a 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL kernel, I can yum install the kernel-module-drbd-2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp.i6 0.7.21-1.c4 ?
the i686 I mean :)
Lam
no
robert___
range: just one line withe modul name?
with the
MatBoy
I installing the kernel-smp.i686 2.6.9-42.0.2.EL for the moment :)
But that does not enable the second core
jhaig
Just unsubscribed from 3 mailing lists - centos, centos-mirror and centos-announce. With the first two, I got a confirmation email to reply to but with the third, there wasn't. Is there a reason why the subscription system for these lists are different.
osity
is this the the channel about the freshmaker?
oh .....wait a sec, that's mentos
dag
osity :)
osity
good morning
Lam
this one is the crashmaker
osity
in my root i have a 43.3 MB file called OBOBOAOAOAOA
what would this be?
its in my /root directory
dag
try: file OBOBOAOAOAOA
osity
what?
how do i setermine which hard drive my /home directory is on?
determine
Norky
osity: mount
osity: if you're using LVM, it's a bit different
why do you want to know?
         

Crash_M
hello
osity
i wanted to make sure that my customer webpages were on the raided drives
i thought they were last time....then i found out that only the home directories were raided :(
so i would think that i should make sure /var/www/html and the /home are on the raid drives. this make sense?
NOrky, df also seems to work really nicely
Norky
yeah, df will tell you, similar to mount, so long as you're not using LVM
Edward123
hey
i'm trying to boot up on a dell poweredge server running all sorts of crazy scsi stuff... anyway, when i pop the centos disc #1 in, it shows me the prompt, but if i try and boot it says failed to boot, press return to try again or somethign similar. i get the same behaviour when i try and run memtest86... any ideas?
i've tested the CD in another, desktop machine and it works fine
osity
what os is the dell server?
its probably your cdrom
drive
Norky, any idea why my fstab file would show /dev/hda2 but not hda1?
Norky
because /dev/hda1 isn't in /etc/fstab
because it's not set to be mounted
osity
is that normal?
Norky
give me more detail about your computer
Edward123
osity: what os? do you mean the firmware bios software version or something?
osity
centos
im just trying to understand how fstab is laid out
Edward123
centos 4.4
i think you could be right
Norky
Edward123: do you have more than one CD-ROM drive?
Edward123
Norky: this box only has 1 installed
how about a network install?
Norky
is it a SCSI CDROM
Edward123
no, it's IDE
but all the hard drives are SCSI
osity
Norky, my fstab shows my swap partition but not the root partition
Edward123
i found two dell servers behind the book shelf
Norky
a network install woudl work, but you'd have to boot off the network, you'd need to set up a DHCP and TFTP server
if you have another runing CentOS server, see the system-config-netboot tool
osity: /dev/hda1 is the root partition?
Edward123
Norky: hmm, actually i don't
osity
Norky, /dev/hda3 27387372 1264468 24731676 5% /
i dont see an hda1 anywhere
Norky
osity: paste the output of fdisk -l and df to a pastebin
Edward123
okay so i've plugged this other, much chunkier dell server in
it gets as far as trying to load vmlinuz but just seems to hang
any ideas on that one?
Norky
osity: is this machien running any other OS besides CentOS? What class and spec. of hardware is it?
this is what I mean by detail
osity
Norky,no other os
Norky
Edward123: are these the slimline 'laptop class' CD-ROM drives? I've had all kinds of trouble with slimline CD drives in otherwise very well-build servers
Edward123
yes Norky, that's exactly what they are
JonathanD
IBM?
symtab
morning
Edward123
JonathanD, no, dell
JonathanD
oh no
ok
poor thing :(
symtab
any ideas where i can find openvz kernels for centos 4.4
?
Edward123
i'm gutted
Norky
Edward123: you say you tested teh CD, was that with a desktop-class machine with a full-size drive?
Edward123
i thought it would just be case of plug and play
Norky: yes, that's right
it established that the CD is def. okay
JonathanD
I had a dell that wouldn't start setup
froze at the prompt
is this similar?
Norky
Edward123: try burning the CD again, but this time use the best (most exepnsive) media you can find, and burn at the slowest speed your hardware and software will permit
Edward123
JonathanD: yes
JonathanD
Edward123: scsi?
Edward123
JonathanD: yes!
JonathanD
Edward123: is the drive your installing to scsi?
Edward123
yes it is
you sound like you could be my saviour, JD
osity
Norky, fdisk -l show everything...
Norky
slimline CD drives are very sensitive to subtle errors that prove no problem to full-size CD drives, *especially* for booting from CDs
JonathanD
are there any other scsi controllers in the box, other than the one your installing to?
Norky
osity: yes, so paste it to a paste bin
osity
pastenin is slooooooow right now
Edward123
JonathanD: just the one i'm installing to as far as i know... i'm fairly ignorant about server hardware
JonathanD
Edward123: ok
Edward123: is the scsi bus terminated?
Edward123
i'm not sure. how can i check?
JonathanD
depends on a billion and a half things
osity
could it be that fstab wont show hda on because it is the boot partition?
JonathanD
some hardware auto terminates
depends on whats on the bus
how long did you wait after it froze?
Norky
Edward123: indulge me, try burning again as I explain, or, if the Poweredge has a connector, replace the slimline drive with a full size one temporarily
JonathanD
Edward123: go ahead and try that.
Edward123
ah
the fat one just frooze
sorry, just unfroze and produced an error
whilst in the vmlinuz... loading stage
JonathanD
what error?
Edward123
i'll write it down and bring it back here for you guys if you think it'll help?
one sec
JonathanD
I have to go to work.
Edward123
heh damnit
JonathanD
laaaaaaaater :p
Edward123
it sounds like you've had exactly the same problem as me
Norky
<Edward123> it gets as far as trying to load vmlinuz but just seems to hang -- this indicates a CD (IDE) booting error, nothing to do with SCSI termination
Edward123
do you have any quick tips other than what Norky has suggested?
Norky
if it hangs after having loaded the kernel and initrd, then I would suspect another hardware issue
consider the fact that memtest does not boot, and memtest itself does not interact with SCSI or IDE storage
Edward123
i haven't tested memtest on the fat one yet Norky
i just wrote down the error:
Norky
"fat" meaning bigger/higher spec?
Edward123
loading vmlinuz.... isolinux: disk error 04, ax = 4200, drive 83
yes that's right
physically enormous
it has a crappy laptop style cdrom drive too but slightly less crappy than the slim one
i'll try memtest on the chunky one
Norky
it's definitely a problem that isolinux (the bootloader is having)
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