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

Ragnar Hojland Espinosa ragnar at
Tue Jan 21 09:11:01 CST 2003

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.
Ragnar Hojland - Project Manager
Linalco "Especialistas Linux y en Software Libre" Tel: +34-91-5970074 Fax: +34-91-5970083

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