Remote installation of HP Dataprotector 6.20 client on Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.2 kernel

During std. remote installation (in Manager GUI) installer instantly ends with error – „unsupported platform / OS“.

I found out that problem is with 3.2 kernel version (only with the NUMBER not the code) and the workaround (until HP create patch) is to modify uname.

  • move /bin/uname to /bin/uname.orig
  • create executable script /bin/uname with this:
    /bin/uname.orig $1 | sed 's/3\.2\.0/2\.6\.32/'

Explanation: when something call uname and in output is  3.2.0 (real kernel number), then is replaced by ‚2.6.32‘.

After successfull installation you can use orig. uname again – backup work fine.

3 odpovědi na “Remote installation of HP Dataprotector 6.20 client on Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.2 kernel”

  1. Hi, yes the uname works well and returns the 2.6* kernel info.

    Without the uname change DP immediately responds saying its not a supported kernel but with the change it just sits there. Strange that it works okay for you.

    Thanks again for your help.
    Olly.

    1. Hi Olly,
      in my case this works.
      Is your „uname hack“ working?
      Try to type ‚uname -a‘ and look on output.

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