Scientific Linux

The PSI group has agreed to standardize on Scientific Linux keeping track of CERN official releases - now 5.4

Other useful RPM repositories:

Other useful software

Known problems:

  • I have had kernel OOPS and panic when using a USB-2 pendrive.
    A bug report has been submitted:
    • the same pendrive works on USB-1
    • a USB-1 pendrive works on the same PC
    • the problem can be "solved" by disabling USB2, by adding to /etc/modprobe.conf
      install ehci_hcd false
    • fixed in SL 4.3
  • Both SL 4.1 and 4.2 did not want to install on the VMIVME-7750, with a kernel panic on disk access.
    • the solution is to install with a kernel paramenter ide=nodma.
    • I have not yet tried to run a kernel without ide=nodma.
    • my RH8 recovery CD did work without the ide=nodma.