Upgrades, Updates

I upgraded WordPress to 3.0, and to celebrate I switched to the new theme. I’m going to to want to replace that banner picture at some point, but otherwise I think it went ok.

I “racked” my new colo box at LogicalSolutions.net/RackWire.com. Of course the first thing I did when I got home was discover that I had 15 un-installed security upgrades, including the kernels. Oh oh. I went ahead and upgraded, in spite of the nagging voice telling me that this didn’t go well last time. And the first thing I discovered that when it upgraded the kernels, it didn’t keep all the tweaked settings I had in /boot/grub/menu.lst, not even in menu.lst~. I also discovered that when I backed up the system before I brought it over to the facility, I only backed up the root partition, not /boot. Dammit. I’m currently rsyncing some files from the old box to the new one, but when that’s done, I’m going to reboot the new one, and cross my fingers and hope it will work. If it doesn’t, I guess I’ll see how well LogicalSolutions takes to me visiting my box for a few hours tomorrow.

Update: I rebooted my box with the new kernel and it actually booted! Hurrah!