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Old 12-01-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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debian cluster-question


So I have a collection of boxes all running well as a cluster using chaOS, a debian based live distro. I think it is based in 2.4. All the machines also have debian lenny (well one on etch) desktops installed on their hard drives, so I figure I would make use of them. I have installed debian on many computers since 2.2. My problem is:

The computers already have 2.6, and if I do a fresh minimal install they will still get 2.6, and openmosix is not availible (stable) for 2.6.... stability is important when I am paying the electric....

I do have a woody disc set laying around somewhere, and can get 2.4 on that I think. But woody is not supported anymore. In fact I dont think anything 2.4 is supported anymore... this is my biggest problem...

Is there a way to get 2.6 Lenny or etch stable with openmosix? Or what is the best 2.4 route. It has been a PITA so far and I didnt even patch/configure/network anything yet. I am really considering woody, but it is limited... and I need to install mathematica and a few other mainstream modern apps.

thanks
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #2
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and openmosix is not availible (stable) for 2.6....
Nor will that ever happen: http://openmosix.sourceforge.net
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The openMosix Project has officially closed as of March 1, 2008.
So you'd need to look for an alternative...

According to the Wiki article here, LinuxPMI builds on on the OpenMosix code.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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I looked on that site and I cant for the life of me find any good documentation or an actual piece of software (patch or kernel) of PMI. I see some old openmosix stuff but in 2.6 tools are not supported.

Anyone remember how to compile a kernel in woody? It was a long long time ago. Can I still make kernel packages to distribute to all my pcs?

Thanks,
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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Yeah, you can. Install the build-essential package, as well as fakeroot, module-assistent and some dependencies too. Mind that I never got a working kernel 'the Debian Way' though... (but installed newly build kernels with the ancient "make config && make && make install" mantra by the dozens )
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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hmmm ok I am going to try woody. I must say I had great success with building a kernel package, but I only started doing that with 2.6. If everything is the same then this is not bad at all Thanks
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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Trying to install debian sarge 2.4 as we speak. hopefully it is better supported than woody. i always liked woody though, somthing about spending days to get X-working made it so much more worthwhile to save an old computer from the trash
 
  


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