I got some problems (disk access denied, bus errors,...) that led me to
go into single user mode and fsck my partitions. I noticed then that
there were some directories created in the tmp directory, called "dev"
and "etc", and one file in the / directory called "success" with 0
length. At reboot, these files disapeared. Does anybody know if this
could be a sign of a hacked computer ? I mean could someone have
installed a rootkit or some such ?
I'm not paranoid but this indeed seems strange.
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I'm sorry for sending you this query maybe you can help since I cant find
any info elsewhere,
Ive installed suse 10.0 on a b50 all is well there. The problem I have is
that I've set up another b50
With fedora 5 but I have a garbled screen problem. I was wondering if I can
copy xorg.conf from suse and apply it to fedora.
Once again sorry ..
I'm wanting to switch from the comodity/x86 arch to the RS/6000 to get
reliability-by-design instead of
With the newer POWER arch pSeries out, the older RS/6000s are in the
same price ballpark as a current Pentium 4. In my case I can get the H50 with
dual 604e 332 for less than the price of a Pentium 4 (e.g. $750 CDN for
My vendor wants to ensure that the unit boots linux before he ships it.
I've been using Debian on a 486 but he can't get Debian-PPC to boot,
neither LFS, nor Gentoo. SUSE is the latest trial and is the only
distribution that says it runs on all RS/6000. The problem I've been
getting with other distros is that OF doesn't recognze the CD as
bootable and when manually boot yaboot, get CLAIMED FAILED when try to
boot the kernel.
I'll dl and burn and mail the CD1. Are there any hitches I should tell
my vendor about before I send him the CD? Are there any firmware setup
tricks to get it to work? There is no current OS on the unit to boot
from. It has a blank 9.1 GB SCSI drive in bay B2, along with CDrom and
floppy, 256 MB ram.
Opinions on using an RS/6000 vs Pentium 4 for general desktop stuff is
also appreciated. Other PPC mailing lists are quite MAC specific.
On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 03:20:09PM -0400, Bob Mariotti wrote:
> dtutty(a)porchlight.ca wrote:
> >I'm wanting to switch from the comodity/x86 arch to the RS/6000 to get
> >reliability-by-design instead of
> >With the newer POWER arch pSeries out, the older RS/6000s are in the
> >same price ballpark as a current Pentium 4. In my case I can get the H50
> >the H50).
> >Opinions on using an RS/6000 vs Pentium 4 for general desktop stuff is
> >also appreciated. Other PPC mailing lists are quite MAC specific.
> Havings been a long time AIX devotee I too thought like you when it came
> to Linux deployment (why not use my old RS6K servers...).
> I got a tremendous amount of helpful information on this topic from this
> and even though it refers to the -140, most of it was also applicable to
> the '50 models of which the H50 falls.
> I did try and eventually got both my 140's and B50 booting and working
> but quite frankly the performance, for what ever reason, what never
> quite as good as when it was running AIX. Furthermore, the sheer
> amount of effort required just to boot and load these monsters was just
> impractical. I finally simply shut them down and purchased AMD XP and
> now AMD Opteron boxes which load in a snap and performance wise are
> great (and cheap).
> So, just my $.02 worth but just ask yourself "what is YOUR time and
> effort (and frustration) worth?".
> Good luck,
I can't afford an AIX license. You say the performance on Linux was
less than AIX. How did the performance compare on linux between the
PowerPC and the AMD? I eventually want to use USB (assuming someone
gets a USB PCI card working for them [comment please]) with a
video-capture dongle to transfer from VHS to DVD, store and retouch
digital camera images, watch DVDs, etc. That takes more power than my
486! I was figuring that the H50 with 4-way 604e would do it. What do
you think? Assuming that it boots in the first place to get linux
On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 05:26:33PM -0400, Bob Mariotti wrote:
> Having worked with both types of systems, online business applications
> on AIX with the RS6K's and mostly online web serving with the AMD's, and
> now running all my desktops and servers on AMD w/Linux (windoze
> free!!!), I personally and professionally would recommend the latter
> for what you are talking about.
How have you found reliability with the AMD (and the whole platform)?
My perception (probably wrong as it seems) is that with the new x86
systems running so hot, with everything being a comodity, with upgrades
requiring replacement rather than adding on (e.g. another processor
card) that the reliability suffers compared to the RS/6000. This is
what I've found with comodity level x86. My only reliable computer is
my IBM 486 (no hardware/firmware/mysterious errors ever since I bought
it in 1994). My pentium 75 is a joke. My Pentium II 233 has a bum
power supply and when asked re the value of replacing it says "well that
Asus board was a good board but its 5 years old now".
If I go with the AMD, how do I know what's a good quality board vs a
comodity board (and other components) or do I just trust the vendor to
put together a good, long lasting, box?
When you need to upgrade your servers for performance, do your old ones
still have life in them to resell? Nobody around here has older x86
boxs (I haven't checked with my RS/6000 vendor).
Feel free to email me directly if you wish since this is leaving the
purpose of the list.
Where are the openSUSE 10.1 PPC repositories that have KDE 3.5.4 in them?
Does any know if Packman will eventually have PPC equivalents of the i586
and x86_64 repositories? And yes I'd want the versions to be synchronized
within a few days of each other :) . . .
If I knew how to recompile for PPC from i586 or x86_64 I'd help out. So any
helpful clues would be appreciated.
Thank you Peter Czanik for all your work in trying to get some of the PPC
programs up to date.