[Quantian-general] Re: [ClusterKnoppix] New Quantian release 0.4.9.5 available
Mon, 15 Mar 2004 12:46:06 -0600
On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 11:55:38AM -0600, marius wrote:
> hi there!
> first of all i want to apologize for disturbing you with this message and
> for my poor english.
> i did not know if it is better to send my questions to you or directly to
> the mailing list...
Yes, it would be as you;d get more listeners. I'll CC the list, now that the
listserver is back up again.
> anyway,here are my four questions:
> 1) is it there a particular reason for using in Quantian 0.4.9.5 an older
> version of pvm(pvm 3.4.2-9) instead of a newer one (3.4.3 or 3.4.4)?
MPI/LAM/PVM are on the todo-list, and I'd welcome suggestion. Whatever
version is 'in' came in implicitly via other Depends, rather than explicitly.
> 2)are you planning to include in the near future condor-pvm in the "kitchen
> sink" version?
As far as I know Condor is not packaged for Debian, making it that much
harder. Generally speaking, if .deb packages exist, it makes it that much
easier for to do add something.
> 3) i decided today to try and use the bootable cd for Quantian 0.4.9.5.
> everything worked ok up to the moment when i had to choose the network
> module for my client nodes(when i wanted to start the
> there is no module for 3com pci 3c905c/c TPO tornado nics. unfortunately,i
> have only
> this around on two other desktops and on my laptop... again,is there a
> particular reason for not including them?
No, it may simply not have been compiled at the kernel / Knoppix /
clusterKnoppix level. Is that a new 3c905 variant? My two year old
dual-Athlon server has a 3c905 variant, and booted fine.
> 4)related to the questions above, i'd like to give it a try to a bootable
> dvd customized to my needs.
> but before starting anything, i would like to have some additional bits of
> my question is:have you used the same "crib sheet" you have on your webpage
> also for 0.4.x releases?this might look like a stupid question but i have to
No, I have not had any time to update the crib sheet aka 'HOWTO build'.
However, all the steps are still the same.
> add here that i'm a newb when it comes to debian,although i used all sort of
> other *bsd or linux distros...
> thank you in advance and once again sorry if i did the things wrong...
Doesn't like it so no need to apologize :)
> Corneliu Marius Rujoiu
> Oklahoma State University
> Department of Physics
> 145 Physical Sciences II
> Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3072
> Phone 405-744-9240
> Fax 405-744-6811
The relationship between the computed price and reality is as yet unknown.
-- From the pac(8) manual page