Because of the rain that finally happened to bless southern California the other day, it made the beaches unsafe for swimming. Well I guess you could have swam but since all the rain water runs through the streets and then makes its way to the Ocean its not really the cleanest. Well atleast I crashed out on the beach for a few and picked up a new pair of shorts.
So we got a shipment of Dell Poweredge SC440’s in and I installed CentOS 4.4 on them only to find out the NIC stops working once you do so. By default the kernel installed is 2.6.9-42.ELsmp. Come to find this kernel does not work well with the BroadCom BCM5754. To fix this you need to download the 2.6.9-55.EL kernel. Install that RPM, edit the grub menu.lst and reboot. From there you can do a yum update and be on your way. If you don’t feel like doing this you can download the CentOS 4.5 iso’s and that will work as well. Stupid Dell changing up their hardware all the time.
Here are the steps I took to install a TFTP server onto an Ubutnu 7.10 machine. The reason for this installation was to serve the BootRom and sip settings for Polycom Soundpoint IP 501 phones on the office network. The first thing that you need to do is install the TFTP server onto your Ubuntu …