How to add XFS to Linux?
In recent version of Linux (Redhat, CentOS, etc), XFS is not included in the kernel anymore, but you can always add it as a module. Run "yum install kmod-xfs xfsdump xfsprogs", and after these packages installed, you can run mkfs.xfs to format and mount the partition as XFS.
Does Windows XP 32 bit support more than 2TB partition?
No. Windows XP X86 is using MBR which cannot recognizes any partition larger than 2TB. However, Windows XP X64 and Windows 2003 server support GPT, which can support up to 256TB. But, since Windows XP 32 bit cannot recognizes GPT partition, so any GPT volume is "protected" and cannot be read / write in Windows 32 bit.
I have a Tekram 3U 16-bay SATA sub-system, there is one problem when the raid volume is larger than 2TB, I cannot run parted and mount it in Linux, how to solve the problem?
The is one default setting's problem in the 3U raid controller, follow these steps to solve it: - Enter password "0000" in the LCD panel. - When creating the raid, in the option > 2TB, there are three Options: No, For Windows, and LBA 64 - Choose LBA 64 - In the menu, choose "U320 SCSI Target Configuration", - In "Two TB CDB Sel." by default is "12 Bytes CDB", Must change it to "16 Bytes CDB." That's it. When connect to the Linux system, and run parted again, it will show all the TBs.
How to install Debian 3.1 Sarge with Areca Raid controller?
Areca does not provide any drivers for Debian 3.1, howerver, as their website mentioned: One of our customer create Debian installation ISO images, it supports Areca SATA Raid cards in kernel. you can install Debian directly to our Volumes. the website address is : http://www.tienhuis.nl/areca/ So download the ISO image from the website, and install Debian to it. After installation, must update the SMP kernel from: http://huge.cajones.org/~dick/debian/kernels/
How to format and mount more than 2TB filesystem in Linux?
First of all you cannot use fdisk to create the partition table, because fdisk supports msdos disk label only, you need to use parted to create the partition table. Assume this is the second volume, /dev/sdb. Follow these steps: parted /dev/sdb mklabel gpt p (Press p and it shows the range of the volume, ex: from 0 to 4198881) mkpart primary ext3 0 4198881 q (Press q to quit, parted automatically saves it to you) mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1 mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
How to format and mount more than 2 TB system in FreeBSD?
Assume the more than 2TB volume is in the second raid controller, the /dev/da1, follow these steps: gpt create -f /dev/da1, gpt show /dev/da1, gpt add /dev/da1 , newfs /dev/da1p1, mount /dev/da1p1 /mnt
My system has build-in ATI ES1000 VGA, and Fedora Core 5 is installed successfully, but the X is not working.?
After installation of Fedora Core 5, boot into the text mode, (run level 3) and vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and commenting out "Load "dri".
Incorrect CPU Speed. My system is dual AMD 2.2 Ghz, but after install FC4 or CentOS x86_64, it shows my cpu speed is 1000 Mhz.?
Once AMD PowerNow is enabled, the driver for powernow-k8 is loaded, and then you can set the cpu frequency. Type "cpufreq-info", it tells you that the cpu range is from 1000MHZ to 2.2 GHZ (min to max), and the cpufreq governor is userspace, which use the minimum cpu speed. You need to change the governor to performance in order to get the maximum cpu speed. Type "cpufreq-set -c 0 -g performance" to set it for cpu 0, and type "cpufreq-set -c 1 -g performance" to set it for the second cpu. But next time you reboot the system, this setting will gone, so you need to add these two commands to /etc/rc.local. You can enter CMOS, Advanced, AMD PowerNow configuration, and disable the PowerNow feature. but these messages will appear in dmesg: powernow-k8: MP systems not supported by PSB BIOS structure.
I want to install CentOS to my system, however, I can only install the 32 bit version, the 64 bit version causes kernel panics, I tried 4.0 and 4.2, still the same problem. My system is using Supermicro H8DCE MB, two AMD OSA 244 CPUs, 8 GB RAM and 8 WD 250 GB HDs.?
To solve ths problem, you need to enter CMOS, under Boot/OS Installation, enable "64 bit Linux 2.6.9", save and exit.
I have 2 3Ware controllers in my computer. After I install 3dm2, it shows these messages in the Alarms,
The Hard disks are fine, the problem is that all the Hard disks are spined up during boot up at the same time. To solve this problem, visit: http://www.3ware.com/kb/article.aspx?id=12072 and download the tw_cdiag file to enable random spin up for the Hard disks.
I install RHEL and FC3 with software raid in two SATA Hard disks, after installation, it only shows a blanking cursor on the screen.?
This is a bug in bugzilla. Follow these steps to solve the problem: 1. Install the OS normally and boot into rescue mode. 2. chroot and vi /etc/mtab. 3. change /dev/md0 and /dev/md1 to /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 for /boot and /. 4. grub-install /dev/sda 5. vi /etc/mtab again and change the /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 back to /dev/md0 and /dev/md1. 6. save, exit and reboot the system.
I try to install FC4 (Fedora Core 4), but it just causes kernel panics or reports some Ram Image Crash. This error happens to all Intel 9xx and Supermicro MBs, any workaround?
This is a very weird Linux problem, bugzilla number is: 159026. There is a garbage workaround, simply follow these steps: 1. Type some garbage, or mediacheck in the installation screen. 2. Ignore the error message. 3. Type linux mediacheck or other linux text to continue the installation. If the above garbage workaround doesn't solve the problem you have, try the other suggestions from: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=62400
I install Debian, and I configure my second network port, how can I test the network ports?
First, bring all the ports down. ?ifconfig eth0 down?, ?ifconfig eth1 down?. Second, bring up the second port, ?ifconfig eth1 up?. Third, add the gateway to the port, ?route add default gw 192.168.0.1? (change the 192.168.0.1 to your network?s gateway). Fourth, check it, ?netstat ?nr?, if it shows the1 and the default router to use eth1, then the final step is to test it, ?ping yahoo.com?.
I just install Debian, I have two network ports, but it only shows one, how can I add the second network card configuration?
You can edit the configure file. Vi /etc/network/interfaces, add eth1 after ?auto eth0?, For dhcp, add ?iface eth1 inet dhcp? For Static IP address, add: ?address 192.168.0.123 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.0.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255 gateway 192.168.0.1?
I install KDE for FreeBSD 5.3, when I type startx, kde does not started, why?
You need to add this: vi /etc/xinitrc, (add) /usr/local/bin/startkde, and then save.
I install FreeBSD 5.3 in my system, when I run startx, I did not see KDE started, why?
By default installation, KDE is not included. To install KDE, login as root, insert FreeBSD 5.3 CD into your CDROM, type ?/stand/sysinstall?, choose ?configure/ packages/ CD/DVD/ kde?, and then choose ?kde-lite-3.3.0? to install. Vi /root/xinitrc, add this line ?/usr/local/bin/startkde?.
My system?s boot loader is GRUB, but I don?t see the /etc/grub.conf file? Where is it?
/etc/grub.conf is a link, the file is /boot/grub/menu.lst?.
If I make any changes in my /etc/lilo.conf and /etc/grub.conf, should I run any commands to save the changes into my system?
If you make any changes in /etc/lilo.conf, you need to run ?/sbin/lilo ?v? again to save it. If you make any changes in ?/etc/grub.conf?, you don?t need to do anything.
When I install both Windows and Linux systems, can I create my Windows? partition with more than 8 GB of size?
Yes, you can. But you need to enable lba32 support. You can enable lba32 during installation of Linux, or add append=?lba32? in lilo or grub after installation.
Can I install Windows and Linux in my system and make it dual bootable?
Yes, you can. You need to install Windows first, and then install Linux.
I am trying to install Debian 3.1 in my system which is using ICH 5 SATA chip with a SATA HD. I can install the 2.4 kernel, however, when I try to install 2.6 kernel, it does not detect the HD, how to solve this problem?
It is a bug in 2.6 kernel. You need to enter the CMOS, change the IDE setting from auto to combine, and then change the SATA from IDE to Raid.
By mistake, I create a file -abc in Linux, when I try to remove it, it reports it is a invalid option, how can I remove it?
Use rm -- -abc to remove it.
I saw that there's a MPS setting in CMOS, what is it and how it affects my OS?
MPS stand for Multiprocessor Specification; there are two options, 1.1 and 1.4. For all Windows and BSD systems, you should set it to support MPS 1.4, for all Linux systems, you should set it so 1.1. In some special cases, then if you are installing Windows 2000 in ABIT MB, you may need to change it to MPS 1.1, otherwise the system would not recognizes the second CPU.
I just receive my new system, when I turn on the power, I hear consistently long beeps, and there's no POST (Power On Self Test). What's going on?
The memory is loose during shipping and handling. Remove the top panel of the system, reset the memory, and then power on the system again.
I just receive my Xeon system, when I turn on the system, I can see that power light is on, but there's no POST (Power On Self Test) and no beeps. What's going on?
Xeon CPU is loose during shipping and handling. Open the top panel of your system, remove heat sink, reset the CPU (take it out and put it in), and then mount the heat sink. If you have problem remove the heat sink, or it is still no POST, please call our support.
I have Adaptec raid card in my system, and I notice that ASM is installed. When I double click on the ASM icon, it asks for the password. What is the default password?
The default password is adaptec.
I have 3Ware raid in my system, and I notice that 3dm2 is installed. When I double click on 3dm2, it asks for the password. What is 3dm2's password?
For user and administrator, the default password is 3ware. For security, you must change the default password to your own password after you login.
What is my default login user name and password?
Default root password is: genstor, default user: genstor, password: genstor, in some OS, there is no default user added.
What is my Windows Administrator's password?
There is no password for your admin.
What is my system root password.?
The default root password is: genstor
I install FreeBSD 5.3 on my 800 FSB system with Adaptec raid controller, after boot from the install CD, it shows many ATA-1 time out errors.?
Boot to the safe mode by press 3, and continue to install normally. Reboot to safe mode after installation, compile the kernel to SMP. It should work now.
I tried to install FreeBSD 5.3 on SuperMicro's X6DHR-8G MB, with 2x Xeon 3.0 800 FSB CPUs, but it failed to install. How to make it work?
It works with SMP kernel only, follow this steps: 1) Boot install CD with