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[[User:Hayden|Hayden]] ([[User talk:Hayden|talk]]) 21:35, 12 October 2013 (BST)
[[User:Hayden|Hayden]] ([[User talk:Hayden|talk]]) 21:35, 12 October 2013 (BST)

Revision as of 23:43, 12 October 2013

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Piper was sounding very unhappy. It's still in the rack, but strongly recommended you don't use it.

Hayden (talk) 21:35, 12 October 2013 (BST)

Operating System: Debian Linux (Lenny 2.6.26-2-686)
Hostname: piper.tardis.ed.ac.uk
IPv6: none
1U Dell Poweredge 1650

2 x P3 1.13GHz (Tualatin), 2GB RAM, 3 146GB drives

Controller: Dell PERC 3/Di (hardware RAID5 card with integrated cache and backup battery)
Primary Services:
Other Information:
Originally named after Borad from Timelash. Donated by User:Pert

Install Quirks

The PERC 3/Di card takes some time to initialise between loading the driver and the raid array becoming available. As such the LVM script in the boot sequence was running before the drive was available, so it failed to load the LVM volume groups, and the machine failed to boot. It needs rootdelay=15 on the kernel command line.

Monitoring the PERC 3/Di is also somewhat tricky. I used a process from the CMU Computer Club (tardis.ed.ac.uk ~= cc.cmu.edu?), to install the `afacli` on piper.