Problems with upgrading to fedora 15

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Problems with upgrading to fedora 15

Post by drgrussell » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:01 pm

Last night we had a power failure lasting 12 hours. So rather then bring up the nodes in an old version I took the time to upgrade to fedora 15....

However this does not want to run User Mode Linux, the platform I use to support fedora 2.
Thankfully I have installed fedora 15 using kvm/qemu, and this does run fine with fedora 15 on the servers.

Sorry about that. I will look into it but User Mode Linux is just seems to be becoming too much work...
Long live kvm.

Gordon.

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Re: Problems with upgrading to fedora 15

Post by drgrussell » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:31 am

Seems this is a fedora 15 kernel problem. It seems to happen only in the jump to 2.6.40, which I "yum updated" to yesterday.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728379

In the interim kvm/qemu seems to be running fine, and does have vnc as a bonus.
Note vnc to fedora kvm has a strange keyboard repeat problem which means sometimes you get autorepeat that needs to be cancelled by pressing another key. I suspect this is a problem related to the java vnc client I provide. However I suggest putting up with the problem or switching autorepeat off in your virtual machine. Telnet and SSH is unaffected.

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Re: Problems with upgrading to fedora 15

Post by drgrussell » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:11 pm

All nodes are running fc15. Still no support for UML in this kernel.
However everything seems fine with kvm/qemu so its not really a worry.
Now we have the capacity to run 114 virtual machines.

Gordon.

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