I currently have a debian lenny high performance cluster running seamlessly using dhcp and tftpd-hpa. All nodes are completely diskless, and i would like to keep it that way. I now would like to have a client boot over local into a full KDE desktop.
Here's the cache. 1. I would like the client to also be a node. I would like it to handle processing as the other nodes do, but this one with a full desktop, with ALL data and privileges accessible. 2. The client will have its own workstation graphics. It will need to have that driver loaded without slowing the system. 3. Client will need to be able to use its own usb, bd-rom, dvd, audio, etc. even though it will be booting into the HPC. 4. Wireless. I cannot run 70 ft of lan across an apartment. not happening.
The idea is a media center applicable "powerhouse" with high-end power and graphics for easy media editing, 3d creation, and gaming. Will also be used for webcache over all local, file sharing, and other server applications.
HPC specs: -headnode: hp compaq p4-ht 3.2 ghz, 4x500gb, 4gb mem, gigabit ethernet, wireless-N -nodes: 4x p4-ht 2.2 ghz, 2gb mem, no-name brand slim desktops; 2x panasonic toughbooks p4-mobile 1.8 ghz, 1.5gb mem; 3x gateway p3 unknown specs; and 1 hp 530 notebook 1.6ghz core2 duo, 1.5gb mem -client: hp compaq core2 duo 2.13 ghz, 4gb mem, wireless n, bd-rom, 2x dvd-rom, usb 3.0 card, bluetooth, 1gb AGP nvidia geforce 6800 dual-dvi, no hd. I need to know how to set up this PXE.
I'm in need of a bit of assistance from you Debian users. I have two servers that I thought were identical installations, both running Debian Lenny. Tonight I started the upgrade to Squeeze on both servers and one of them went smooth. The other one started out good but fails on the postconfiguration of openssh-server. I'm getting the following message:
Now that the stable version of Squeeze is available, the newbie that I am is asking himself this almost existential question: should I get Squeeze or stick to Lenny?Some arguments in favors of Lenny that are coming into his mind are that there is more material, tutorials, in brief, more resources to find as to learn and solve problems.
But is this true and if yes, is it a reason?What about security?There is also this widespread saying that tells to always get the last release for performance and security reasons.Being in this position where I obviously don't have a lot of knowledge and experience to judge myself with all the elements, assessing thoroughly all the differents factors, I would have like to listen you opinion(s) on it.
I am currently running Debian Lenny on one of my external HDDs and Debian Squeeze on the other one. I found a package I like in lenny but it seems it has not been added to squeeze (yet). The package is ksirc and i like it because it looks and feels like mIRC that I used in windows. My question is can I install the lenny version on squeeze with out it having an adverse effect? My other question is what do I put into the /etc/apt/sources.list to do this? i now see that ksirc is also available in a sid (unstable) version. Is it safe to install this one to my squeeze distro? and again what do I need to add to my sources.list to do this?
Or could I just download the deb package and install it using dpkg? New to this and just looking for the best way to get a favorite software package.
I run into a problem when trying to update from lenny to squeeze. Seems that util-linux fails to install due to some error and that this causes xorg as well as udev to fail. If this is the case then it might be a bug in the post-installation script for util-linux..Am I on the right track or is it completely wrong?
I have a Debian Lenny LAN Gateway machine running shorewall, squid and a source install of ossec in the opt dir. The machine is an Intel Atom based asus hummingbird with no gui. It works well and has been very stable so far. However, i am considering upgrading to Squeeze. Is it feasible to attempt to upgrade this machine, or am i realistically looking at a reinstall and reconfigure with Debian Squeeze over a long weeked?
for reasons i dont know but are waiting for my hosting support to tell me they have choosen lilo over grub.so to be sure that my system reboots after the upgrade i installed grub2 first from the repos and rebootet - system wasnt coming up anymore, sda1/2/3 have at least 20 more mounts before fsck will check them.
im using deb squeeze after upgrading from lenny since upgrading, my pc hangs when trying to save any file with any program like gedit and firefox it hangs for about 2 minutes with a blank save as screen before finally showing the folders screen.
I have Ati HD 4890 card and I need to get it working with game and 3d-software. Which Debian should I choose to get those ati proprietary drivers to work as stable and easily? Can I get them working all the time with Squeeze/Unstable or should I use Lenny for that? If they work with all of them, I'd like to take Squeeze (or is unstable as stable? name doesn't say that at least). So which one I should choose? Can a newbie get fglrx to work on Squeeze?
I need libnet0 on a squeeze installation, so I can compile nemesis, which unfortunately has not been an active project. It depends on libnet0, which is not in the squeeze repository.I can compile nemesis, but will it ok to do this the same way with the libnet0 library? Or should I manipulate the /etc/sources.list to be able to install it from the lenny repositories? (this doesn't sound right...Better get the sources? And what happens when I compile it? Can I safely have libnet0 and libnet1 on the same installation?
when I tried to upgrade my computer from Lenny to Squeeze and it downloaded everything but it's stuck at installing udev which it said it couldn't do on the 2.6.26 kernel. I then did update-grub and Squeeze's 2.6.32 kernel was seen (on grub). I have grub-legacy chainloading (if I'm not mistaken) but I don't have grub2 installed. When I try to boot through the 2.6.32 kernel so that I can complete the upgrade (that is to install udev and have everything working fine), instead of reaching the OS, it says something along the lines of "kernel panick not syncing vfs" and something about "root(hd1,0)".
I have been asked to install Windows 7 on a computer that groans to even run Windows xp properly. As I know, this is like asking for the impossible, I am posting here to have some opinions about the use of Wine in Debian. In particular, I would like to know whether wine makes Debian less secure and more vulnerable to viral, malware, adware, etc infections.
I have a question about dist-upgrading. I'm using 5.0 lenny with KDE 3.5 and I want to upgrade, but I don't want to change my KDE to that new version of disaster. Will the apt-get dist-upgrade update my kde?
A week or so ago, I downloaded the current stable and burned it. (lenny)And on the 5th I started installing and finished on the 6th.I then see squeeze was released LOL.I have started using the system and would rather not start over from scratch.(but I will if it is the *best* way to go)I am coming from Ubuntu but I do know my way around the system...
All the threads I see start off by editing the sources list to change lenny to squeezeIs there an easier way?I've looked for a HOWTO but did not see one.I am not looking to stop any part of the system from upgrading.In ubuntu I have gone from distro to distro, but that option is not offered.I checked "Software Sources" -> Updates I do not see the Ubuntu option of allowing distro updates ot be offered.
I recently reinstalled Debian. Previously I had sound working in schroot without a problem. I simply added the user to the audio group ran alsaconf and it worked.Alsaconf has been removed from squeeze so I tried from Lenny. Alsaconf installs but does not find the sound card in the schroot. In deed it seems to be looking for amd64 modules (those of the host system).
SOLVED:The driver hid-cypress/USB_DEVICE_ID_CYPRESS_BARCODE_3 is included in the latest kernel.org, but not the default x86 Debian Squeeze 2.6.32-5. Downloading, building and booting a custom kernel solved the problem. I upgraded from Debian Lenny (2.6.26-2) to Debian Squeeze (2.6.32-5) and my barcode scanner stopped working. Based on the details below, I believe the problem is that usbkbd.ko moved.
Under Debian Lenny, I had a similar problem until I set the system to load "usbkbd.ko" at boot. This caused the scanner to show up in /dev/input/by-id/usb-Guest_Barcode_Reader-event-kbd which enabled my application to find and use the scanner with no problems.
Under Debian Squeeze, I'm seeing scanner via lsusb, but not in /dev/input/by-id. Below are the dmesg logs. It appears that Lenny "input" is finding the scanner, but Squeeze is not (presumably because I don't have the right kernel module loaded).
Lenny dmesg: usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4 usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice input: Guest Barcode Reader as /class/input/input7 usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=04b4, idProduct=bca1
I've found myself using Ubuntu more recently because of newer packaged apps, so I finally decided I'd upgrade my laptop and desktop”each amd64â€”to Squeeze, instead of starting a bunch of apt-pinninng. I started with the laptop, which despite my preparations is now broken.
I have actually done quite a lot with Linux servers over the years. One thing I haven't ever done is upgrade one. At this time, however, it looks like my Lenny server must be upgraded to a newer MySQL, and I'm beginning to think it is easier to upgrade the entire installation.Is there a recommended way to upgrade Debian without disturbing home directories, non-standard directories such as /mystuff, config files such as my.cnf and smb.conf, etc?
I have tried several times--unscuccessfully-- to upgrade to the testing branch. I change my apt sources to "squeeze". I get either "err" or "ign" on a lot of the sources when updating. I have seen several methods as to how to upgrade from stable to testing and none have worked so far. I have tried "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" as well as using aptitude to do the same similar commands. What I find is the following:
* My kernel never gets upgraded at all.
* udev is broken and mice and keyboard do not work.
* Many packages are held back and not upgraded.
I do have a debian 5 image to re-install and try again but I am not finding it to be as easy as many debian people claim. Also, I did a fresh install of squeeze using the net-install image. When the install finished and I rebooted, the computer hung on boot up. It never seemed to read where the kernel was. It would boot up, the system would beep and then reboot never finding the kernel or boot block apparently. how to get squeeze on my box? It is a 1.2 Ghz computer with 512mb ram with the intel i810 southbridge chipset I believe.
Whenever I reboot, I get GRUB and the _ pinking, and that's it. With rescue cd I can have chroot shell, to troubleshoot I did the upgrade-from-grub-legacy and installed it to both /dev/sda and /dev/sdb In recovery I redid the upgrade-grub and grub-install commands but still have the same "GRUB and _ blinking".
Because the text "GRUB" and then nothing I didn't enouncter while googling, I need to ask here for further troubleshooting.