> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Robert Heller > Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2009 15:46 > To: CentOS mailing list > Cc: CentOS mailing list > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for CentOS > 5.2 (w/patched mkinitrd) > > At Sun, 8 Mar 2009 08:47:50 -0400 CentOS mailing list > <centos at centos.org> wrote: > > > > > On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Robert Heller > <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote: > > ..... > > > > > I was unsure of the specific options above -- After installing > > > revisor and poked around in the source code and found > what I needed, > > > but my test install failed -- it complained that there > was a problem > > > with mkinitrd -- could not open it or find it -- guessing > I need to > > > rebuild the repro database. > > > > > > > > >> > > >> ... reboot, lather, rinse and repeat .... :-) :=) > > >> > > >> You may find "re-generating" the CentOS CDs/DVD quite > easy at times > > >> and very frustrating and complex at others ...... > > > > > > Yeah, it appears so. B I just hope I don't have to rebuild all 6 > > > CDs, since I don't have the DVD nor do I have a DVD-R > drive either, > > > so doing things with a single DVD is not an option. > > > > > > > Last time I added a DVD burner to my Build system, it cost > $29 (USD) > > and this was for a very good, reliable unit. Not worth my time and > > immense hassle to do otherwise .... > > > > As for ... > > > > > could not open it or find it -- guessing I need to > rebuild the repro > > > database. > > > > What about: > > > > >> First of all, if you replace an RPM, you'll need to do > createrepro. > > > > What isn't clear?? As "need to" means **MUST**.... <hmmmm>. > > Why did you even make an attempt without the createrepro command?? > > Two to three minutes of your time wasn't worth it (but > taking our time > > is, of course) :-):-) ... > > I did not even know about the createrepro command! > > > > > While I believe your bug reports, I install CentOS on RAID + LVM > > everyday without any problems, private kernel patches, etc. -- as a > > counter-example. > > Did you *specificly* install CentOS 5.2 (as opposed to 5.1 or 4.7? Do > you want the URLs of of the CentOS 5.2 & RHEL 5.2 bug reports? Did > you install onto bare partitions and then migrate to RAID and/or LVM > later? > Note this is *software RAID*, not hardware RAID. > > > > > Now, let's see if we understand the situation clearly: > > > > 1. This is a "one-time" conversion (will "throw the CD > away when done") ... > > > > 2. You're migrating a system from Ubuntu to CentOS > (e.g., a different > > version / patch level of LVM + RAID) and *hope* to keep data > > consistency and reliability ... > > > > 3. You have a backup of this precious data, yes / no?? > If no, eegaddss.... > > > > 4. So, why not just do a wipe + fresh install and > reload the data??? > > I want the option of falling back to the existing (working) Ubuntu > system, in case there are problems with the CentOS setup. Right now, > this is for a small (and relatively > impoverished) small town library. Is the library a 501c3? > The original setup (done by someone else who does not have the time, > etc. to deal with it) uses LTSP and diskless thin clients. While this > works, there are some performance issues. Because the LTSP uses the > 'PC's as pretty much bare X Terminals, this means all of the real > 'work' > is done on the server itself. With several people working, often kids > and teens playing Flash games and maybe one or two people using Open > Office, the server litterally runs out of RAM and starts swapping, > which slows everything down. I want to set up a slighter thicker > clients using NFS mounted file systems in hopes that this will work > better. > > There is a backup process in place, but it has not been working > lately, since there seems to be a problem with sshd on the external > server. > Even if it was working it might be problematical to restore it anyway > because of the rather funcky internet connection we have (HughesNet > satelite dishes -- nothing better is available here in the wilds of > Western Mass). > > The main reason for moving from Ubuntu to CentOS is that I am much > more familar / confortable with RedHat flavored systems. > Ubuntu seems to have more 'magical' things going on, which I could > not figure out. I think Ubuntu tries to be overly 'helpful', which > might be nice for some users and probably makes more sense for home > desktop users, but was just frustating for someone trying to do some > 'outside of the box' things. Trying to get this straight, is this for the server or a client? What are the disk specs for the machine? Why would you not just buy additional storage, even if you accomplish this install/upgrade over the old version you will most likely not be able to go back. > > > > > Now how much time have you spent on this "project" so far?? > I believe > > the above would be done 2 to 3x times over by now .... > > > > Plus, you've found out that it is a lot more than "just a mkisofs > > command with a few arguments" (and that you have to follow > > instructions precisely or things just don't WORK(tm)). > > > > Hmmmm.... > > > > -rak- > > _______________________________________________ > > CentOS mailing list > > CentOS at centos.org > > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > > > > > > -- > Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933 > Deepwoods Software -- Download the Model Railroad System > http://www.deepsoft.com/ -- Binaries for Linux and MS-Windows > heller at deepsoft.com -- > http://www.deepsoft.com/ModelRailroadSystem/ > > -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- - - - Jason Pyeron PD Inc. http://www.pdinc.us - - Principal Consultant 10 West 24th Street #100 - - +1 (443) 269-1555 x333 Baltimore, Maryland 21218 - - - -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This message is copyright PD Inc, subject to license 20080407P00.