[Bioclusters] Oscar installation

Joseph Landman bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 15:36:48 -0400

Hi Kenneth:

  You or your client will need to build in the relevant kernel driver or
driver module.  Oscar builds images using systemimager, so you are going
to need to incorporate this into the the Oscar build process.  

  I would suggest looking to build the relevant kernel RPM, and then
using the kernel_picker script (page 29 of 57 on the installation pdf).
Make sure the relevant driver is installed and functional in that kernel
RPM.  You can simply install the same version of Linux as on the head
node, and manually install the new kernel to test it.  If it works,
insert the new kernel in as indicated.

  With regards to the broadcomm adaptor, could you have them run some
version of linux on the failing client, and do an 

	lspci -v

and send it back to the group?  It would help to know which broadcomm
NIC is being dealt with...  There are bcm4400 drivers in the latest
kernels, and there are some bcm5700 drivers out there as well.  You
would need to add those in specifically.


On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 15:11, Kenneth Geisshirt wrote:
> Hi
> I have a client who has bought a brand new cluster - 32x Dell 1750. The 
> master node is running Red Hat 9, but when a node is going to be 
> installed using Oscar 2.3.1 my client gets the following error message:
> ServerWorks CSB5: detected chipset, but driver not compiled in!
> tg3: Problem fetching invariants of chip, aborting.
> Apparently, the problem has something to do with the Broadcom ethernet 
> adaptor.
> Please give me some suggestions to work with.
> Thanks
>    Kneth
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