Monday, October 08, 2007

eBPLS on Asus P5K Mobo Intel Pentium Core2 Duo

We at the LGU of Paniqui, Tarlac is currently testing the deployment of the Electronic Business Permit and Licensing System or eBPLS software that came from the NCC thru its joint project with the LMP and CESO (a Canadian group). The eBPLS is on Fedora Core 4.

The biggest hiccup that came along the way is that we weren't (at first) able to install it on a new server PC with an Asus P5K Mobo, Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo, 2 sata drives, one dvd drive, and 2 Gb of RAM.

The install CD will boot until the time it looks for a driver (or module in *nix terms) for the DVD drive (or might be the sata drives). We tried all the selections but it was in vain.

Until I discovered something that can make it work by putting an incantation at the boot parameter... and its as simple as "linux all-generic-ide"!

And it installed although it only recognized our sata drives as IDE drives which we can live for now. One other problem that is it won't recognize the DVD drive upon boot but still we just simply USB drives which came in handy. Got any solutions for this? Comment it!

And yes, no sound and no ready detection of NIC... so we simply inserted one edimax NIC and it works. I don't have to deal with the sound coz its a server PC after all.

And for those using eBPLS on a Intel Core 2 Duo machine, install the smp kernel to maximize your processor. The default kernel will only use one cpu. :(

For now, we are happy that the server is now up and running. We have installed Yum to ease the installation of other applications if ever we need them. So far so good!


Ed said...

Hey, Dave.

Good to know you're diving into server stuff now.

Anyway, just wanted everyone reading your blog to know about Vixta. It's a new distro based on Fedora, with the look and feel of MS-Vista. I'll be posting a mini-review on my tech blog once I get it running on my rig.

I've no intention of keeping it, though. I'm totally happy with Tiny Me and I'm eagerly awaiting its final release (it's still on Test 6!). Good luck with the server! Ciao!

fishfillet said...

Uhhmm.. Its actually a necessity so that's the reason I now tinkering on server PCs. I am quite excited though coz I would like to try my capability to try on different server stuff like mail, web, etc...

Wow, Vixta! Oh well, I am not a fan of Fedora so anything that is based on Fedora is out of my list. Peace!!!

TinyMe... is that PCLinuxOS based?! Wow, that's good.. I am enjoying PCLinuxOS a lot.. but let's see what happens when Gutsy Gibbons comes out.