Reistallation of RH 7.3 2.4.18-4 on a Power Edge 2600

Eric Swenson eric at reaction-eng.com
Tue Jan 21 12:47:59 CST 2003


I would be more concerned with using RAID0, however.  You'd be much better off 
throwing another identical drive in there and doing RAID1 (2 disks mirrored = 
4 disks), or even using RAID5... unless you can afford the downtime and data 
loss that tape backups can't help you with.

$0.02. -Eric

On Tuesday 21 January 2003 08:06, Ragnar Hojland Espinosa wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 03:14:27PM +0100, Giovanni Onida wrote:
> > My question is: what would you advise as the cleanest way to proceed,
> > in order to restore the configuration originally preinstalled by Dell?
> > In particular, can we use the Server Assistant CD (P/N 8U142
> > Rev. A00) that came with the system, install the (buggy) kernel 2.4.18-3,
> > and then update (and how?) to 2.4.18-4 ?
>
> If you are worried about the ext3 bug, to affect you the ext3 fs must be
> mounted with -o data=journal which it isnt by default, so you should be
> safe by installing 2.4.18-3.
>
> Anyway, the bug isn't that big if you are affected..  Just be sure to
> manually run a sync before unmounting / rebooting.




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