Author Archives: Alastair Scobie
RHEL 6.1 has been released. See RHEL 6.1 release notes and RHEL 6.1 technical notes for details.
SL6 uses dracut for its initramfs. RH claims that dracut is much more capable and maintainable than the previous system. One feature of dracut is that it probes for devices (eg SCSI controllers) at boot time rather than relying on … Continue reading
We’ve been using the LCFG F13 installer, so far, to install LCFG SL6 machines…. but we have now have a working LCFG SL6 installer.
After a small amount of work to create a desktop package list, we now have working (and LCFG installable) SL6 desktops. The package list was built up from the following yum groups :- Desktop (basic-desktop) Desktop Platform (desktop-platform) Desktop Platform … Continue reading
We use a lightweight instance of LCFG for developing new platforms as we’ve found that the complexity of the full Informatics instance (DICE) both lengthens the development process and makes it more risky. This lightweight instance, called the inf layer, … Continue reading
As with Fedora 13, we wish to have a lean base platform which can be added to; we don’t necessarily want desktop apps installed on servers. To save work, we wanted to use one of the SL6 install flavours for … Continue reading
Configuring a stock SL6 box to use DICE kerberos, ldap and AFS was trivial. Kerberos and LDAP can be configured via the system/admin/authentication GUI. All that was required for AFS was to add a CELL=inf.ed.ac.uk to the end of /etc/sysconfig/openafs. … Continue reading
The SL6 Release Candidate 1 has been released. We reckon it’s a good time to start the SL6 LCFG port project. The project has a home page.