Sebastien.Cabaniols at compaq.com
Tue Sep 19 01:27:51 PDT 2000
From: rossini at blindglobe.net
[mailto:rossini at blindglobe.net]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 9:01 AM
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: night-time auto-reboot?
Our department is picking up a few decent PC's for staff.
wondering about the current feasibility of auto-booting in
and out of
Windows 2000 and Linux on a set schedule (say, out of
Windows to Linux
at 8pm, into Windows at 6am, or something like that). We've
small cluster, and this would be just to augment that.
Most of our jobs are migrated via MOSIX, but we are looking
PVM/MPI code as well, and with respect to the later, will we
problems? (or would it just be a matter of making sure that
MPI/PVM jobs are initiated as processes on the primary
machines, since they can migrate back to "home" when the
machines switch over?)
I guess, what I'm looking for is some kind of logic for
Lilo, or even
using something like UMSDOS to start up a Linux job (to take
On the linux side, it is easy to make a crontab event such
/sbin/lilo -R Windows; /sbin/reboot: This will force the
(and the next reboot only) to take the Windows argument.
Now on the windows side, you just need to make it rebooting:
Having Lilo configurated for a linux reboot, it should be
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof.
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