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Old 02-06-2009, 07:11 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by PTrenholme View Post
I believe "Ubuntu" is, mostly, a repackaging of "Debian testing" with some additional "non-free" repositories containing programs that might not be legally installed in countries that permit software copyrights to be enforced.

Close... Ubuntu is made from snapshots of Sid which is the unstable branch of Debian, with some obvious modifications made by the Ubuntu team.. pretty much all the repositories come from Debian as well, including the non-free items.

Being based on the Debian unstable branch should ring some bells about stability and other bugs creeping in. packages in the unstable branch are two steps away from making it into Debian Stable.

Personally I don't see the mass attraction to Ubuntu.. but hey, to each his own.
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Originally Posted by aaroman View Post
As one might see, I have the same issue, and there's no Ubuntu or Debian near the cluster. I kind of suspect something related with the kernel.

I don't know the cause of your problem and I have one piece of advice: RPM is the most broken package management system. Its slow, inefficient, confused and disk and CPU eating creature.
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You're kidding, right? The OS on the cluster nodes is very lightweight. It's a customed distro, basically it fits in a 32M RAM drive (with free space).
It's not slow at all. It does not eat cpu or disks.
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Any progress on your end? Any new clues?

On my end, have not had any rebooting in about a month....
Old 02-15-2009, 03:28 PM   #50
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Hi friends--

Turned on my screens this morning and found that the computer had rebooted about 13 times since 9:49 pm last night.

So I ran the tune2fs commands again, and all is well after about 6 hours.

This might be a clue: last evening I upgraded to the newly offered linux image for Ubuntu 8.04.1. (Not a whole new kernel, just the image package.) There was also a bunch of Firefox related stuff, about 12 upgrades in all, but Firefox was not left on overnight (unless I did so by mistake).


automatic, rebooting

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