Commit ab277998 authored by Mike Hibler's avatar Mike Hibler
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Last minute tweaks

parent 9d2aef7d
......@@ -199,8 +199,8 @@ ID Name Members of VLAN
To stop cloning:
Console> (enable) set span disable <monitor>
NOTE: as of 10/11/07 bge0 on oboss has been taken over. You could use
2/1, which is 100Mb fxp0 on oboss.
NOTE: as of 10/11/07 bge0 on oboss has been taken over and oboss is now You can use 2/17, which is 100Mb fxp0 on nslow.
NOTE: as of 12/14/06 we have bge0 on oboss attached to the control net
switch (cisco2) so that it can be used for spanning. Its cisco2 port
is 9/13, use that for <monitor>. Also note that you will have to have
......@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ How to make a generic image from a Utah one:
3h. Reboot into the admin MFS
4. Minor admin stuff.
Once in the admin MFS, I run fsck on the filesystesm just to be safe:
Once in the admin MFS, I run fsck on the filesystems just to be safe:
fsck /dev/ad0s1[aef]
e2fsck -f -y /dev/ad0s2
......@@ -11,15 +11,20 @@ provided by Utah. The basic procedure is:
- save customized image
We will provide you with a generic disk image tarball. This tarball will
include a multi-OS "full disk" image and one or more auxilliary "single
include a multi-OS "full disk" image and one or more auxiliary "single
partition" images. The combo image is one which has both a FreeBSD partition
and a Linux partition. You will need to customize both. By convention
FreeBSD is in DOS partition #1 and Linux in DOS partition #2.
First you need to decide which image to use. The combo image choices are:
FBSD62+FC6-GENERIC.ndz # FreeBSD6.2 + Fedora6 - generic-image.tar
FBSD410+RHL90-GENERIC.ndz # FreeBSD4.10 + RedHat9 - generic-image-old.tar
Includes FreeBSD 6.2 and Fedora 6.
Download for this.
Includes FreeBSD 4.10 and RedHat 9.
Download for this.
Generally, you will want to use the former as your default image that disks
are loaded with. The reason the second image is included at all is that it
......@@ -27,7 +32,7 @@ must be used for "virtual node" support, which right now is only available
in our modified FreeBSD 4.10 kernel. Unfortunately, the 4.10 kernel, being
more than 5 years old, doesn't run on all modern hardware. So you may be
stuck without vnodes for awhile if your hardware is in the unsupported
You will need to have the Emulab network-booted, memory-filesystem-based,
FreeBSD systems (hereafter known as the MFSes). If you have not done this
......@@ -418,7 +423,7 @@ I. Dealing with SCSI disks (or RAID) and unrecognized hardware.
* For FreeBSD, we have five different FreeBSD 4.10 kernels that are used
for various purposes. All of them are based on the GENERIC configuration.
If the default kernel ("/kernel" aka "/kernel.100HZ") does not boot on your
machine or your disk or ethernet interfaces are not recognized, you will
machine or your disk or Ethernet interfaces are not recognized, you will
have to move to the FreeBSD 6.2 based solution above.
* For Linux, it is even more of a PITA. We currently don't even have a
......@@ -2,7 +2,6 @@
These are the files/directories needed for PXE booting.
......@@ -47,7 +46,12 @@ do that now, I'll wait...
...ok. First, you have to choose between using FreeBSD 4.7 or FreeBSD 6.2
MFSes. You almost certainly want to use the 6.2 versions since 6.2 supports
more hardware. If you have any problems with those, then try the 4.7 versions.
more hardware. In fact, the "6.2 version" actually has a 6.3-STABLE kernel
built on 6/26/2008, so it is the lastest available for the 6.x series.
If you have any problem with the 6.2 versions *and* you have older hardware,
then try the 4.7 versions. If the 6.2 version don't work because it appears
that your hardware is not supported, then contact Utah for more help.
In summary, I recommend:
pxeboot62/pxeboot.emu-{sio,vga} (pick one and rename to "pxeboot.emu")
......@@ -70,4 +74,4 @@ loader to drop into interactive mode. Make sure you replace the loader.conf
file in the three subdirectories with the -null version as well.
[ This file is a copy of doc/customize-mfs.txt in the Emulab source tree. ]
[ Last updated 03/02/07 ]
[ Last updated 06/26/08 ]
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