Gentoo Linux HPPA on HP 9000 RP3440 with PA8800 Notes

Notes on Rp3440 Installation: The port console=stty1 needs to be specified because the serial is handed off from the main console to the passed through serial port. The disk partition layout needs to have the parisc boot partition in the beginning of the disk; type f0. This is where PALO is installed to. There then needs to be a separate ext2 formatted partition, also near the beginning of the disk,

Zoneminder Linux / mdraid Optimizations

I was looking at things on the new server that I had just setup today and I noticed that the SSD was being written to at a continuous 35MB/s. This was as a result of the zoneminder /var/tmp/zm being located on the primary disk. The solution was to add a line to /etc/fstab and dedicated an 8GB RAM disk to resolve my issue. The running occupied size for my setup

Debian 9 Stretch SSH logging to file with rsyslog

This is just a quick note, and this does apply to other systems that use rsyslog. Following these steps will help you setup your SSHD service so that all events are logged to a specific file of your choosing. Choose an unused local facility. For example local3 is not used for any logging in your system. So first edit /etc/sshd_config configuration file. [crayon-61a39a6677047111155297/] Now configure rsyslog to log local3 logs to a

Installation notes for Debian 9 Stretch onto Dell Mini 1012

When I first attempted to get Linux installed on my Dell Mini 1012, the fist boot into the operating system went perfectly. I was able to install some firmware and update some packages. However, when I went to reboot and boot after the first boot I discovered that the system would no longer boot fully. After trying the verbose boot and hunting around on the internet for some time I

Make lto-cm compile

lto-cm doesn't compile, here are some tips! Those of you who are looking to check out the lto-cm utility located here may find that the damn thing doesn't compile. Here are some quick notes that allowed me to get it up and running. Many thanks to my friend Kevin for discovering this. I have decided to post it up here as a reference for the other folks who want to try

Apple G5 Quad “Fookushima”

Realtime system status can be found here. There no need for me to write out a lengthy introduction for this machine as my intent was very clear with this project, and outlined here in the below video: This machine, as of May 5th 2015 now hosts the website and all other associated websites and services related to my ventures.This system is fast, it really flies with Linux and

Converting a non raid root filesystem to a RAID 0 or 1, and SPARC

This isn't a how to post, so much as a reminder for myself on how I was able to accomplish this. I have Debian wheezy installed on one of my SunFire V240 servers, and I didn't setup the RAID root initially when I was tinkering around with the server. After some research and fidgeting I was able to get things working swell. Debian dropping support for SPARC is saddening, especially

VIDEO: SGI Altix 450 Supercomputer Tour and Mini Demo

Welcome to the SGI Altix Museum page! SGI Altix 450 / 4000 series (Single IRU): 8x 1.6GHz Itanium2 Dual Core Processors for a total of 16 Cores, over 1MB of L2, 18MB of L3 Cache, 533 Frontside Bus. Codename "Montecito" .. 1.7 BILLION transistors per die! (IA-64 Arch) 8GB of DDR2 RAM per Node board, so 32GB total min per IRU with room for lots more NUMA-Link Interconnect that allows

pbzip2, Multithreaded bzip2 application

Since I have a MASSIVE amount of parallel processing at my disposal it can come in real handy when working with extremely large files. This week I recovered a full terrabyte drive that had a completely hosed NTFS partition on it. After dd'ing the entire disk into an image and recovering the files it's time to format the drive an put our recovered data back onto the disk. The corrupted