ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range

Question I noticed X8 DP series motherboard showing “ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range” message during the RHEL/CentOS 6.2,6.3 version while booting. What is this problem related to? Answer For “ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range” this type of event message, you can do one of following items to get workaround. 1. Disable ACPI with command “acpi=off” in boot grub 2. Disable WHEA option from enable to disable in BIOS setup menu The reason is WHEA requesting ACPI 4.0 table support. Recently, X8 DP series do not support ACPI 4.0 feature (only ACPI 3.0). This is why you will see this warming message shown up during Read More

How To Get Started with CentOS Minimal

I wanted to share with everyone a little post about my exposure to CentOS 6.2 Minimal. If you are not aware with the latest release of CentOS 6.2 there is now a “Minimal” ISO option. Now let me tell you first off when they say minimal….it’s got next to nothing. Personally, I love that fact because there is zero bloat to it. If you are an admin or even a developer working on virtual appliances, this could be the solution for you. I decided to use it to build my own vCloud Catalog image on Virtacore so I could deploy it and use it for my Bitnami wordpress stack install. I have always been a fan of CentOS for my home lab and this release is no exception now that it is just so Read More

Step by Step install of CentOS 6.3 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server with Linux Integration Services Version 3.4

Create new VHD w/ Legacy Network Adapter for CentOS 6.3 Download CentOS 6.3-minimal.iso (insert disk & install) Download LinuxICv34.iso (insert disk) mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom cp -rp /mnt/cdrom /opt/linux_ic umount /mnt/cdrom cd /opt/linux_ic/RHEL63 ./install.sh Once the install is down, shutdown the VPS, note the mac address and then remove the legacy adapter. Add a standard network adapter with static mac previously noted. apply and restart the VPS Update your network settings via vi vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 use “i” to insert text, (esc) to exit and “:wq” to write your changes. IT should look something like Read More