Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish. It's Easter now, so I hope I didn't wake you but... honest, it is an emergency. There's a crack in my wall. Aunt Sharon says it's just an ordinary crack, but I know its not cause at night there's voices so... please please can you send someone to fix it? Or a policeman, or...
Back in a moment.
Thank you Santa.

Sunday, October 11


Tanarotte Redux

Up and running - and pretty happy - under CentOS 5.3.  Install went smoothly, both for the OS and for OpenVZ.

Only a couple of minor glitches: First, this is an older version of LVM, so I had to set the segment size to 128M to get it to support my 5TB RAID-5 volume.  Which is not actually a problem - I need to allocate space in 128MB chunks, but these days, who cares? 

Second, where Fedora had my drives as sda through sdf, CentOS sees them as hdc, hdd, and sda through sdd.  Interestingly, hdc and hdd are the old sde and sdf - the drives set for BIOS boot.  So this one is just BIOS weirdness, and no fault of Linux.  The SB750 southbridge has 6 SATA ports built in, so I don't know why it presents them in this weird manner, but it works fine, and it delivers 462MB/second, so I'm not complaining!

Third, LVM was complaining that hda (the DVD burner) didn't have any media installed - whenever I did any of the vg or lv operations, I got an error, though the command actually worked.  But the OpenVZ kernel seems to have fixed that, so it's smooth sailing now.

While I would have liked the latest and greatest desktop stuff on this, since it's my fastest computer, 'twas not to be.

Anyway, now to start moving files about so I can rebuild my other three machines...

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Thursday, October 01


Getting Close...

Tanarotte powers up and checks its DVD-ROM drive.  Now I just need to go out and buy a DVI cable and some breakfast/lunch/dinner and pick an operating system to throw on there.

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