Sunday, December 21, 2008

Intrepid Ibex

Since Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex has been out for a while now, I thought it would be safe to start evaluating it. I haven't heard any horrible things about it, so we'll see how that goes.

I spent this morning setting up a VM and started building my standard image. I really love dpkg --get-selections and dpkg --set-selections. It allows me to keep somewhat of a standard build when I upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu by doing a diff on my package list from previous versions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Resizing / and qla2xxx cards

I wanted to expand the root partition on our Oracle RAC cluster which is all run from our XIOTech Magnitude (SAN). The servers all have a QLogic card to connect to the SAN. When I fired up the system rescue cd, which contains gparted, the qla2xxx module loads, but the filesystem on the SAN is not recognized. This is what I did to fix it:

uname -r - remember this
rmmod qla2xxx
insmod /lib/modules/kernelversion/kernel/drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla2xxx.ko

After that, type in dmesg. You should see some stuff related to [sda] and XIOTech at the very end.

At this point, launch gParted -- and it will automatically recognize your filesystem.