Viglen

This system is the G-R-Toolkit Grid server. It does not need graphics, so is installed without KDE or other X11 support. Currently running kernel 2.6.29. Its a whole lot easier to update this machine because there are so few installed packages.

I did however make the schoolboy blunder of un-merging com_err from the system because of a block. This has the unfortunate side effect of causing ssh to fail, because it can't load the dynamic library. In fact most things then fail, and you can't use wget to re-install. The way around this is as follows (assuming your usb works):

  1. Download the required version of wget, probably 1.12, on another machine with "emerge -f wget" which will install the file /usr/portage/distfiles/wget- 1.12.tar.bz2.
  2. Use a USB stick and copy this onto the machine you are trying to fix.
  3. Then build it without ssl by doing "USE="-ssl" emerge wget".
  4. Now wget shoud work and you can download the new package that was originally blocked, i.e. "emerge e2fsprogs" which should also pull in e2fsprogs-libs. Bingo!

Linux rmcs.dl.ac.uk 2.6.29-gentoo-r5 #1 SMP Mon Mar 10 19:09:47 UTC 2008 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz GenuineIntel? GNU/Linux

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573V Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
04:05.0 FireWire? (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23? IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

Frequency scaling

This system has a dual-core Pentium D processor which supports frequency scaling via the acpi-cpufreq driver. It has modes of 2.4GHz and 3.4GHz.

Topic revision: r3 - 22 Jan 2010 - 09:36:23 - RobAllan
 
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