problem installing OMSA Dynamic Kernel Support with RH 2.4.18 -17.7.x kernel

Ben Strong bstrong at
Wed Nov 13 00:15:01 CST 2002


I'm trying to follow Steve's instructions on a new PE 1650 with
2.4.18-17.7.x on 7.3. Everything is fine up until the last step
( When I run it I get the original error again:


# ./ 
Turning off DMA on IDE CDROM drives.
Disabling DMA for CDROM /dev/hda
Message: [Start] -> Please wait
./sysid: error while loading shared libraries: cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory
Checking Dependencies...
Installation failed : Server Administrator does not support the running
See the Server Administrator readme file for more information.


Should this really work, or do these instructions assume that you did
the original install before upgrading the kernel? Will manually
installing /sa47/linux/ServerAdministrator-1.0-0.i386.rpm give me
everything I need?

Ben Strong


> 3. Either edit file
> /usr/lib/dell/openmanage/omsa/drivers/open_src/esm/dcesm.c or copy
over the
> attached file into the directory and overwrite the one that is there.
> you edit it, change malloc.h  and vmalloc.h to slab.h and then go to
> /usr/lib/dell/openmanage/omsa/bin and run './dellomsaesm start' and
> build the driver and the server administrator driver completely and
> this run the ./ and will install the rest of the
utilities such
> as the webserver and will complete and everything will be running.

> Steve Boley
> Dell Enterprise Expert Center
> Senior Network Technician/Analyst
> Poweredge, PowerApp, PowerConnect, 
> and PowerVault Trained Technician

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