Dell Poweredge SC440 and CentOS 4.4

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.

Virtuozzo glibc-dummy-centos-4 Error

If you come across this error when trying to do a “yum update” on your Virtuozzo Virtual Dedicated Server

–> Processing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.3.4-2.25 for package: glibc-dummy-centos-4
–> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.3.4-2.25 is needed by package glibc-dummy-centos-4

You can make use of the following steps to fix the problem. First you need to remove the package that is causing the problem.

yum remove glibc-dummy-centos-4

After you have removed that package you need to reinstall gcc with all the extras. You can do that simply by running the following command.

yum install gcc & yum install gcc*

If everything installed correctly you should now be able to run a yum update and it should not error out at all.