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SANTA CLARA, CA -- May 13, 2002 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. is making the delivery of network applications simpler and more affordable than ever with the introduction of the Sun Cobalt RaQ(tm) 550 server appliance.
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The Strongbolt2 ROM
With the arrival of Strongbolt2, we have a new ROM for Cobalt servers.
The new ROM is based on the source from sourceforge.net, but modified to include a 2.6 kernel. The reason for this is to facillitate booting from USB and support for extra hardware.
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Strongbolt 2 upgrade released
A new year sees a completely new release of Strongbolt.
The Strongbolt2 upgrade is an easy process that just involves installing a couple of packages through the package management interface (bluelinq).
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Troubleshooting the Strongbolt2 Upgrade

Troubleshooting the Strongbolt2 Upgrade

Click here for kernel panic resolution

Click here if your system does not report RAID status properly

Click here if your systems email services fail to start properly

 


 

If your system does not boot and the LCD prints: Kernel panic

For servers with 2 hard drives (RAID1)
  1. Please turn on your server and hold down S on the LCD control panel. 
  2. The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk" press 'S' until the LCD prints "Configure boot Disk"
  3. Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Boot Disk"
  4. Press 'S' until the LCD prints "md1"
  5. Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk"
  6. Press 'E

The system should now boot as normal


For servers with 1 hard drive

  1. Please turn on your server and hold down S on the LCD control panel. 
  2. The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk" press 'S' until the LCD prints "Configure boot Disk"
  3. Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Boot Disk"
  4. Press 'S' until the LCD prints "hda1"
  5. Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk"
  6. Press 'E
The system should now boot as normal


Raid Status Information is not shown in the active monitor

If after installing SB2 from the USB key, Active Monitor does not display RAID status information, follow these steps:

  1. SSH into the affected server
  2. Become root
  3. cd /tmp
  4. wget http://www.osoffice.co.uk/linux/generate_raidtab_script.sh
  5. chmod +x generate_raidtab_script.sh
  6. ./generate_raidtab_script.sh >/etc/raidtab

This will create the /etc/raidtab file. Active monitor will now display information about your RAID status.


POP3/IMAP email services (Dovecot) does not start

If after installing SB2 from the USB key, the POP/IMAP email services fail to start, do the following:

  1. SSH into the affected server
  2. Become root
  3. cd /tmp
  4. wget http://www.osoffice.co.uk/linux/dovecot.conf
  5. mv /etc/dovecot.conf /etc/dovecot.conf.old
  6. mv /tmp/dovecot.conf /etc/
  7. /sbin/service dovecot start

This will replace your dovecot configuration file and the email services will now start