After installing updates on SLES/OES servers we have had issues where the server doesn’t boot. The console comes to:
“No root device found; exiting to /bin/sh
This is because the kernel was upgraded and a new initrd was created but it was not created with EVMS support (for some reason, not sure why, wonder when Novell/SUSE is going to fix this??).
This article explains how we worked around that.
Upgrading DCHP from Novell RPMs to isc.org downloads.
Like reading some of the following blogs…?
Alex Evans – GroupWise product manager
BlissPoint – E-mail Expert
Cool Solutions – the GroupWise Community
Danita’s Desk – GroupWise Goddes
Dean Lythgoe – Director of GroupWise Engineering
Jeff Jaffe – Novell Chief Technology Officer
John Dragoon – Novell Chief Marketing Officer
MSI Wisdom – Roel van Bueren
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This tool will check the status of the services that should be running and report accordingly.
If you get the error message: “No Subnet Declaration for eth1″ when loading DHCPD on OES2 Linux, here is a tip from Norm O’Neal on how to fix it.
Are you constantly getting login prompts with IE and GroupWise WebAccess? This fix should help.
Working at Novell in the Support organization I work with some of the best troubleshooters in and throughout the world. Many of the steps used in troubleshooting are common sense and laughed about commonly online (“Is it plugged in”) and while these specifics are not that useful most of the time there are general practices that I have learned and feel need to be shared. The purpose of this article is to group everything that may help troubleshooting generally (and in some cases, specifically) for the benefit of those who may not have been in a support organization for several years. This is by no means the end-all, be-all of troubleshooting and I am by no means the best, but working in Novell’s Support Forums some of these skills could speed up resolution times for those seeking help or even prevent the need for outside help altogether if applied.
A common theme in many of my ZCM classes is how to deal with the ZEN Login prompt when users are not in the users source. Novell has provided a simple registry hack to allow this.
A utility for pinging of IP addresses range of the nodes in networks and Internet.
Dominic Mendes found a great free software package to use for a download manager and wanted to share it with the Cool Solutions community. GNU Wget. Find out more…