Made test5 the default.
Created test7 which gives the ability to install new kernels
via the "workgroups rpms method". This allows for a
workgroup to have the 2.2 kernel installed by default
or any other kernel in rpm format that you want to
provide. It also puts the new security login banner in
Added new keyword to kickstart. "kickstartmode" enable the old
RedHat kickstart mode. I have been changeing the RedHat kickstart
to implement the "workgroups". This basically turns off lots of
the other questions as in the original RedHat kickstart such as
notice about logging
rescue disk creation
First cut of new ability to install a 2.2 kernel after one has
This is done by downloading a rpm which provides a script
to install the kernel and upgrades all packages that need
upgrading. SMP support is included.
This is BETA BETA BETA.
Please try it out. If you have problems please tell us soon
so that we may fix them soon. Of course since a new kernel
is being installed the /etc/lilo.conf file is automatically
changed. Please backup accordingly as who knows what might
This kernel contains the fix for the recent network security
See the following web page for instructions on how to do this
Ability to install 2.2.10 kernel via the "workgroup rpms" method.
Planned for use on the Farms. Remember that all "workgroup"
members get this. If the workgroup coordinators want this then
please contact us. It is already in "Farms" and "RIP".
Provided but not supported.
To install, follow these directions:
ftp to linux.fnal.gov/linux/52test/i386/Fermi/kde/kde-dist
download all packages to a clean directory.
As root install all packages: rpm -ivh *.rpm
To configure kdm: as root type /opt/kde/bin/kdm_on
To configure kde for users: as root type /opt/kde/bin/usekde
For all other general use instructions, read the KDE documentation.
Other rpm upgrades
autofs from 3.1.1 to 3.1.3.
timetool from 2.3 to 2.5
autorpm from 1.9.6 to 1.9.8
minor sendmail change - mail sent from a machine is
advertised to have come from the fnal.gov server. Off-site users will
*need* to un-install the package zz_sendmail_change package to change this.
minor nmh change - created symbolic link from /usr/lib/mh to /usr/lib/nmh.
Created a kickstart image to install it all except for the networking
questions. NOTE THIS WIPES OUT ALL EXISTING PARTITIONS. To use
Get boot.img.net.test7 from images/ . Make floppy from image. Boot
floppy. At the "Boot:" prompt type "linux ks=ks.ConsoleServer".
Here is the main part of the ks.ConsoleServer kickstart file
network --bootproto static --nameserver 18.104.22.168
nfs --server linux.fnal.gov --dir /export/linux/52test/i386
part / --size 1000
part /usr/farm --size 200 --grow
part swap --size 127
mouse --kickstart generic3ps/2
xconfig --monitor "generic"
lilo --location mbr
Note the new "kickstartmode" keyword. I added this to make kickstart
work the old RedHat way.
If others want custom kickstart files included on the release please
-connie & dan & kirk