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Updating Fedora 16 kernel on a machine not connected to internet

asked 2012-11-02 17:07:25 -0600

ragatwi gravatar image

Hello!

I am trying to run CUDA programs on a Fedora 16 Linux desktop which is not connect to the internet, but has a CUDA enabled GPU. I installed Fedora 16 by downloading the DVD version and installed it with the NVIDIA driver and CUDA 5.0 toolkit. However, the system becomes unstable when I reboot and I get an error on the screen saying "Contact System Admin". Once I uninstall the NVIDIA driver everything seems to work fine. However I need the NVIDIA driver to rum my simulations.

I am guessing if I update my kernel files on Fedora 16 everything should work out fine. I think so because I had installed the NVIDIA deiver on Fedora 17 and it was working great. However, I found out that CUDA is not compatible as it has gcc version 4.7 so had to go for Fedora 16. Finally, any idea how to update the kernel files on the Fedora 16 desktop machine without internet? I have access to a windows machine with internet and I used a USB drive to download the latest NVIDIA driver and CUDA 5.0. Then copied onto to the desktop to install these files. Thanks!

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I understand the need for segregating such machines from the Internet. I also understand that updates often fix security and vulnerability issues, something your IT department should be interested in. I suggest you disable mirrors in /etc/yum.repos.d/* and request access from that machine to only the Fedora repositories. That would allow you to update the machine, and serve the best interests of your IT department by applying security fixes.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2012-11-11 13:42:13 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-11-04 22:22:51 -0600

Suman Das gravatar image

This is simple if you are using DSL connection that mean wired internet then configure it in fedora 16 with proper id and password or ask to your internet service provider. If you are trying to connect internet with USB dongle then first configure it's details like country, APN in network connections -> mobile broadband-> Add. After this try to connect internet if then doesn't connects and bug reporting tool appears with some errors in connectivity then troubleshoot there and run all the suggested command in terminal properly then try to connect again I think it will be solved.

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answered 2012-11-07 11:08:49 -0600

ragatwi gravatar image

Thanks for your reply. I can't connect the linux desktop to the internet because of an IT policy issue in the department.

I have solved the issue by installing Fedora 17 DVD on which I could install the nVidia driver without any stability issues. Then I built gcc 4.6.3 from source in a local directory and tricked CUDA 5.0 installer to use the local version of gcc 4.6.3. Instead of gcc 4.7 being called which is the default gcc version on Fedora 17 and is incompatible with CUDA 5.0. I appreciate your help and thanks for your time.

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answered 2012-11-11 08:40:33 -0600

Suman Das gravatar image

You have to know first what version of kernel you are using, it's better to fedora projects website and find there your solution or just you can try to search download kernel updates updates for your fedora version. I am not sure it will work or not but you can try.

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