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Arne Bjørn Henriksen
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes
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I am unable to get smoothwall to accept the updates.
Have anyone had similar problems, and figured out how to get the fixes
installed.

AH
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DaveG
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Sometime on Fri, 30 Dec 2005 22:42:32 +0100, Arne Bjørn Henriksen
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> I am unable to get smoothwall to accept the updates.
> Have anyone had similar problems, and figured out how to get the fixes
> installed.

Did you get as far as fixes 7 or failed on all of them?

I just (finally!!!) got around to upgrading from smoothwall 1.0 to 2.0 and
went through the whole installing fixes thing. It failed at fixes 7. It
seems 32MB of RAM was not enough so I scraped up a pair of 32MB 72pin
SIMMS and replaced the pair of 16MB SIMMS. Everything went fine after
that.

If it's failing on all of the fixes then I don't know what else might be
broken.

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Jeffrey Alsip
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The latest version with fixes seven requires 64M of ram. I don't know
how they could have made that clearer.

It still amazes me that people STILL try to get life out of those old
72-pin simm systems. Can't you find a better (more modern) system for
one dollar? (Where the hell do these people live?)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Sometime on Fri, 30 Dec 2005 19:02:18 -0800, Jeffrey Alsip scribbled:

> The latest version with fixes seven requires 64M of ram. I don't know
> how they could have made that clearer.

So I didn't read all of the info. So shoot me.

> It still amazes me that people STILL try to get life out of those old
> 72-pin simm systems. Can't you find a better (more modern) system for
> one dollar? (Where the hell do these people live?)

We don't use dollars in the UK Wink

Thanks to the convoluted UK regulations on resale of electrical goods it's
not all that easy to get used electrical equipment cheaply. By law, it
must be tested for safety and the (commercial) seller is responsible for
the electrical safety of the item. This means that charity shops
generally do not sell anything which operates from the mains electrical
supply.

Private sellers or commercial second-hand shops generally don't know much
about what they are selling and usually want silly money for computers.

Doesn't SWE work on a 486 anymore?

FWIW, mine is an AMD K6/2-500 with two SIMM slots and two DIMM slots. I
don't have any spare PC100 DIMMS lying around. My FreeBSD based
file/printer server has an AMD 350 CPU with one 32MB DIMM and two 16MB
SIMMS in it (and about 260GB of HDD space). Neither PC ever has any
significant load on them. Both are more than adequate for the jobs they
do. Actually, the Smoothie in particular is massively overspecced for the
job even with a 10Mb/s incoming cable connection Very Happy

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Nedaros
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:24:44 +0000, DaveG wrote:

> Sometime on Fri, 30 Dec 2005 22:42:32 +0100, Arne Bjørn Henriksen
> scribbled:
>
>> I am unable to get smoothwall to accept the updates.
>> Have anyone had similar problems, and figured out how to get the fixes
>> installed.
>
> Did you get as far as fixes 7 or failed on all of them?
>
> I just (finally!!!) got around to upgrading from smoothwall 1.0 to 2.0 and
> went through the whole installing fixes thing. It failed at fixes 7. It
> seems 32MB of RAM was not enough so I scraped up a pair of 32MB 72pin
> SIMMS and replaced the pair of 16MB SIMMS. Everything went fine after
> that.
>
> If it's failing on all of the fixes then I don't know what else might be
> broken.

try adding temporary swapspace if you have enough room viz.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=65536
mkswap /swapfile
swapon -a /swapfile
will add 64MB of swap.
When done just 'swapoff /swapfile' put the system back as if was.

Worked for me until my smoothie died.

HTH
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jeffrey Alsip wrote something like:

> The latest version with fixes seven requires 64M of ram. I don't know
> how they could have made that clearer.
>
> It still amazes me that people STILL try to get life out of those old
> 72-pin simm systems. Can't you find a better (more modern) system for
> one dollar? (Where the hell do these people live?)

Why not use an old p166. Works fine with smoothwall. I have p2'a and even a
slot 1 p3 I could use, but they are still good enough for a desktop system.
Might as well run the p166 till it drops. Sam with the print server which
is the same age machine. Been running 24/7 for about 10 years - the last 5
or 6 as a print server. When it dies I might upgrade to a p2 perhaps.

And yes, I can get systems real cheap and free here in Australia, but why
waste a perfectly good old system.

A like another said, my p166 smoothie just idles. It is already overpowered
for the job Smile Maybe I should did out the old 486 box...

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Jeffrey Alsip
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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>By the way, fixes8 has been out for a while...

I am aware of that. I trust you are aware that the best policy is to
let the Smoothie Regulars spend a good month or so ironing out all of
the problems, that a new fix can create, before actually installing it
on YOUR producton Smoothwall. That is especially true for the new
fixes8, which includes a kernel upgrade.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jeffrey Alsip wrote something like:

> The latest version with fixes seven requires 64M of ram. I don't know
> how they could have made that clearer.

By the way, fixes8 has been out for a while...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Problems updating Smoothwall 2 fixes [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jeffrey Alsip wrote something like:

>>By the way, fixes8 has been out for a while...
>
> I am aware of that. I trust you are aware that the best policy is to
> let the Smoothie Regulars spend a good month or so ironing out all of
> the problems, that a new fix can create, before actually installing it
> on YOUR producton Smoothwall. That is especially true for the new
> fixes8, which includes a kernel upgrade.

My policy is to patch it asap so I can give em feedback if there is a
problem. Everyone can choose their own policy. But hey, fixes8 was like
last year Smile

Seriously, a month is a bit much anyway. Anything major will show up in a
couple of days. fixes8 was released about 2 weeks ago...

And besides, it's only an old P166 (72 pin simms) here anyway Wink

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