New server installed

Finished installing the “new” server (IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre M55) the other day (yes, it was a rainy day).

At first, there was nothing visible on screen and the fans were running at full blast. Got worried there for a while, then got a friendly reminder to run a CMOS/BIOS reset. After having downloaded the manual (yes, it’s still out there) and executed the CMOS reset routine, the machine just kicked itself going. And while I was at it, I installed a stick of 1GB RAM I had left after buying the last Lenovo ThinkCentre a year ago (the primary server).

Now I’ve got a very quiet, and quite powerful, machine running in the rack downstairs. Oh, and went and bought a new accessory for the rack to get rid of the many cables I had running in there. Looks much better, and is hopefully a little safer.

After having installed Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 64bit by mistake (grabbed the wrong disk), I got a reminder to upgrade to 10.04 LTS, which was done automatically without intervention. So… a while later things were up and running smoothly.

Since this is a server, I set the runlevel to be commandline (3) instead of X11 (5), just by changing a line in the file init/rc-sysinit.conf, from


env DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL=5

to

env DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL=3

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About magvar

Technical guy, worked with computers since I was twelve, complete nerd, but managed to get married and am now the happy father of three kids.
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