After my previous entry about my PowerEdge 1750 , I’ve been trying to get Wake-On-LAN working. On every other machine I own, it simply involves at most activating WOL in the BIOS, then running ‘ethtool -s eth0 wol g’ on boot, but the PowerEdge 1750 with the “Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet” network card is a bit trickier to get working correctly.
I recently received a free Dell Poweredge 1750 from work ( they were having a clearout of old hardware and I grabbed it first ), and naturally the first thing I installed was Funtoo ( essentially it’s an experimental version of Gentoo ) .
Installation worked fine, but the only problem I have is the server is quite loud. Plugging in the second PSU dropped the noise considerably, but I would like it to be quieter. Googling around, I found a few suggestions to upgrade the BIOS and ESM firmware, upgrading the BIOS was simple – download the BIOS .bin file from Dell, chmod +x and run, but the ESM upgrade isn’t as simple.
While attempting to upgrade one of my Gentoo Linux machines to the latest version of PulseAudio ( media-sound/pulseaudio-2.0 ) today I encountered the following error:
After upgrading a few packages on one of my Gentoo machines, I was greeted with repeated errors like this one, whilst trying to emerge Avahi:
There are many ways to create a new AMI for use with Amazon EC2, the best solution is to simulate EC2 with a local Xen install, however this sometimes isn’t possible, so the next best thing is to create a VirtualBox based VM, then generate an EC2 AMI from it .