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Two Ignite questions. (no netscape/kernel paramaters)

 
Paul Mezzanini
Advisor

Two Ignite questions. (no netscape/kernel paramaters)

Hi there guys. I recently had to rebuild my ignite server so like the good little sysadmin that I am, I used the most recent copy of 11.i that I had around. (sept 01 if memory serves) Now, after I got the core depot created and the patch/tools depot created I went to install a workstation. I noticed that I now lack the ability to change from (I forgot the exact terms) a standard workstation install to a "base" install. I now only have "base" as an option. That is an annoyance but not crucial. The real annoying thing is that I no longer have Netscape being installed by default. When I search through the ignite list it is not there. Yet if after the install I point swinstall over at the server change the software view to "Start with Products" instead of "Start with Top", I see netscape and can install it just fine.

Is something wrong with my ignite core depot? Is something wrong with my setup? Is something wrong with me? :)

Ah, the other quick question (that I could muck thru if I RTFM, but this is faster :). How can I change a kernel parameter after the install. For example I wish to set fs_async to 1 for my workstations. (Unless this is a very-bad-idea(tm) and it should never be touched)

I think I've wasted enough bits. Thanks for the help that I am about to receive.

-paul
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Eileen Millen
Trusted Contributor

Re: Two Ignite questions. (no netscape/kernel paramaters)

Hi Paul,

I am replying to the quick question.

You can setup config files to do post install setup.

In /var/opt/ignite/INDEX you would reference them. This is our 11.11 config in INDEX ***

cfg "HP-UX B.11.11 compute" {
description "default config - B.11.11 + 18Gb compute disk changes."
"/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/config"
"/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/hw_patches_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/compilers_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/core_sep2001_eo_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/patches_2001_sep_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/F90_patches_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/11i_load_patches_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.11/kernel_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/config.local"
"/var/opt/ignite/saved_cfgs/HP-UX_B.11.11_compute"
}


This is the kernel_cfg file ************

sw_source "Compute Kernel Mods" {
source_format = CMD
}
sw_sel "Compute Kernel Mods" {
description= "compute kernel mods"
sw_source = "kernel mods"
sw_category = "System Tuning"
mod_kernel += "maxusers 400"
mod_kernel += "maxdsiz 2063835136"
mod_kernel += "maxdsiz_64bit 4826531848"
mod_kernel += "maxssiz 401604608"
mod_kernel += "maxssiz_64bit 1073741824"
mod_kernel += "maxtsiz 1073741824"
mod_kernel += "maxtsiz_64bit 2063835136"
mod_kernel += "maxswapchunks 9000"
}

there is an Ignite manual on the HP web site
Generally it is difficult to get information about setting up the config files.

Eileen
Paul Mezzanini
Advisor

Re: Two Ignite questions. (no netscape/kernel paramaters)

Eileen,

I set it all up so in theory after I re-ignite one of the clients it will do my tweaks. Thanks a ton :)

Now back to the more annoying problem.. I still don't have netscape available as a selection. I even have all the app disks copied up.

I just don't get it.
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor

Re: Two Ignite questions. (no netscape/kernel paramaters)

Hi Paul,

Have you rebuilt your ignite depot cfg file. The command to rebuild the depot config file would be make_config. I have forgotten where the cfg files are located, but they should be easy to locate.

Hope this helps.

Regds

P.S. : I think the directory which holds this cfg file is /var/opt/ignite.
Paul Mezzanini
Advisor

Re: Two Ignite questions. (no netscape/kernel paramaters)

Sanjay,

Yeah, they are all built up and there.

The part that I find really strange is that if I do a GUI swinstall and sort by product on my core depot netscape is there.

I currently have 5 cfg files; Apps, Misc_Tools, Patches, core and kernel.

its confusing
-paul