1. Install Debian Etch, *or Lenny! *
deb http://www.atlantech.com/~john/openssi-etch ./
to your sources.list
Pin: origin http://www.atlantech.com
to your /etc/apt/preferences
4. Create a file /etc/apt/apt-conf.d/90allow-unauthenticated containing:
5. apt-get update
6. apt-get install initrd-tools
7. *If you're using Debian Lenny then:
apt-get remove nfs-common
You can add it back again later if you want it.
8. Add the module for your cluster-interconnect nic to
9. As we're going to remove the running kernel we must modprobe all
modules needed to build the initrd or we won't be able to make a
bootable system (*don't forget this or you'll be stuck with an
10. apt-get dist-upgrade
At this point you will be warned that the running kernel will be
removed. This is because of a necessary downgrade of udev. Allow
it to happen.
:-( Warning - your system is unbootable starting from this point.
11. apt-get install openssi
configure the node number, cluster interconnect,2 clustername,
root failover as usual.
12. apt-get install syslinux if it's not already installed (temporary
step due to an error on my part).
13. :-) Your system should now be rebootable. Reboot it.
14. The current version of dhcpd has an irritating "bug" - it no
longer has a default for the "next-server" option (i.e. the
address of the tftp server). You'll have to add the option:
(where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the cluster interconnect address for the
initnode) to the file /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.proto
invoke-rc.d dhcp3-server restart
17. Now you can try booting a secondary node with etherboot or PXE,
then ssi-addnode as usual
Still many rough edges, and the kernel is not up-to-date with Roger's
latest work, put it works somewhat.
All the sources are available for "apt-get source" at the same location
as the binaries.